The Hyundai Venue is now on sale in India at prices starting from Rs 6.5 lakhs (ex-showroom). It marginally undercuts the pricing of the Tata Nexon (Rs 6.53 lakhs), making itself the most affordable sub-four metre compact SUV in our country. That said, these are just introductory prices. Now, here are the Venue's official pictures that show what makes this vehicle stand apart from the rest.
The Hyundai Venue is offered in seven body colour options including fiery red, denim blue, polar white, lava orange, typhoon silver, star dust and deep forest.
And that's not all, in fact, the car is also available in three dual tone options. These are combinations of denim blue and white, lava orange with black and polar white with black.
It's Hyundai's first ever sub-four metre SUV, which is 3,995mm long, 1,770mm wide and 1,605mm tall. Ground clearance isn't specified yet but, it gets a wheelbase of 2,500mm.
Up front is a chrome grille surrounded by slim pilot lamps with turn indicators. The projector headlights are in the bumper and feature rectangular LED daytime running lights.
Like the silver skid plate in the front, the compact SUV sports a dual-tone bumper at the back too. Completing the look are LED tail lamps with a simple cluster but cool design.
The Venue's silhouette reminds us of its bigger sibling - the Creta. The wheels arches, despite big, look proportionate and the SUV rides on 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
Hyundai has designed three colour themes in the cabin for customers to choose from. So a prospective buyer can have the interior in either a black single tone or pair it with khaki or denim dual tone.
The most prominent feature is a new eight-inch touchscreen head-unit. This boasts of the brand's Blue Link features and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well.
What's more, the three-spoke multi-function steering wheel is also new along with a twin-dial instrument cluster. The top-spec trim also gets an electric sunroof.
Other features include rear air-con vents, automatic climate control, a rear view camera, cruise control and wireless charging amongst others. Even the automatic headlamps get cornering lamps.
One of the petrol engine options is a 998cc turbocharged petrol mill producing 118bhp and 172Nm of torque. It comes mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The other option is a 1.2-litre petrol unit that produces 82bhp and 115Nm of torque. This is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Meanwhile, the oil-burner is a 1.4-litre diesel motor that puts out 89bhp and 220Nm of torque. It's available only with a six-speed manual transmission.