Hyundai is prepping an all-new global SUV and has christened it the Venue. Previously codenamed as the QX for the global market and QXI for India, the Venue will be positioned below the Creta when it hits the streets later this year. We have already spotted the Venue on many occasions already and the Korean carmaker has also commenced a teaser series for the same, ahead of 17 April reveal. So based on it, here is a digital rendering of the Hyundai Venue.
The Venue is Hyundai’s take on the high-selling compact crossover segment which is currently dominated by Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Honda WR-V, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon. Appearance wise, the Venue will have Hyundai’s characteristic cascading grille up-front flanked by new-gen Santa Fe-like headlights. This is Hyundai’s new design language which might make its way into all its upcoming SUVs. The Venue’s silhouette will make it look like a scaled-down Creta.
Taking design cues from the India-bound Kona, the two-tier headlamp units will get a sleek unit on top with LED DRLs and a larger unit on the bottom, whereas the fog lamps will move further down the bumper. Being a crossover, there will be body cladding all around the vehicle along with roof rails. The taillight signature was recently revealed in spy shots while the tailgate design and shape is likely to be similar to the one seen on the Creta. What’s more, the new stylish alloys seen in the rendering will be present and will match the overall looks.
Being a Hyundai, the cabin will have all the bells and whistles expected from its segment and many segment-first features as well such as ventilated seats, sunroof, disc brakes on all four wheels, apart from front seatbelt reminder, reverse parking sensors, high-speed warning, side airbags, and reverse parking camera with dynamic guidelines, to name a few. Under the hood, the Venue will have three engine options – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol making around 100bhp and 172Nm, 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol, and a 1.4-litre four-cylinder diesel from the Verna. The transmission options would include either a five-speed or six-speed manual with the choice of an automatic.
When launched, the sub-four-metre SUV is expected to be priced around Rs 7.5 to 11 lakhs (ex-showroom). More details of the Hyundai Venue will be revealed in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to CarWale.
Rendering by - Kaustubh Gandhi