Hyundai is all set to shake up the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment with their upcoming Venue launch. This will finally mark the entry of Hyundai in the increasingly popular sub-4 meter compact SUV segment. The company will present its latest sub-compact SUV at the New York Motor Show on 17 April, 2019. The upcoming sub-4 meter compact SUV will lock horns with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, and recently launched Mahindra XUV300 in India. Now the company has released the sketches of the Venue that give us an idea as to how the car will look when it will be launched in India.
What the company has lost on time, it hopes to make up on the features front, as it always has, and is angling the SUV as India’s first connected SUV. The new sketches revealed by the company show that the upcoming Hyundai sub-4 meter compact SUV will come with the company’s signature design language and will borrow a lot from the Santa Fe in looks. The front end boasts of a new-age design where the LED DRLs take the place of the headlamps and the latter go into the bumper area. The sketch also has blacked out A-pillars on the side and the upcoming Venue comes with a muscular stance that lends it the SUV look.
The sketches show that the upcoming sub-4 meter compact SUV Venue has rails on the top of its roof that will lend it a SUV like stance, the roof mounted spoiler in sketch also lends the vehicle sporty character. The tail lamps at the back remind one of the German hatchback Volkswagen Polo. The lower part at the rear has a scuff plate and reflectors, and all of this combined arm the upcoming SUV with enough premium looks to make a splash in the segment. However, the sketch details should be taken with a pinch of salt as they often do not make it to the production version in their original format and are changed to make the car practical and affordable.
The company says that Venue’s ‘Smart Connect SUV’ tag will arm it with 33 features and among these, 10 have been developed especially for India and it will also feature the brand’s ‘BlueLink Connected Technology’. The upcoming Venue will also have an emergency feature, roadside assistance and panic notification. The entire ‘Smart Connect SUV’ feature will also enable the South Korean maker to equip upcoming Venue with geo-fencing, speed alert, and valet alert etc.