-It will be the ‘first smart connected SUV’ debuting 33 connected features including 10 India specific ones.
-Launch is expected to happen sometime in the next few months.
Much has been seen and said about the new Venue, but everything will be revealed tomorrow when Hyundai will take the covers off the new compact SUV in India as well as at the New York Motor Show. The Venue is the new SUV from the Korean carmaker which has been slotted below the Creta and is claimed to be the ‘first smart connected SUV’. It will debut Hyundai’s BlueLink connected technology in India with 33 connected features – 10 of which are specific to India.
We have already seen how the new Venue is expected to look like in our digital rendering and it essentially matches the real deal since an undisguised image of the Venue also surfaced online a few. In terms of appearance, the Venue carries Hyundai’s characteristic cascading grille flanked by sleek LED headlights while bigger projector units have been placed lower down on the fascia. The Venue’s silhouette makes it look like a mini-Creta. Given that this is a crossover, there will be body cladding all around the vehicle along with roof rails.
At the rear, the perfectly square tail lights have LED lighting signature while the tailgate is almost upright. What’s more, it runs on new stylish alloys – also seen in our rendering – and matches the overall looks of the new Venue. Inside the cabin, the Venue will definitely have all the bells and whistles expected from its segment and many segment-first features.
Under the hood, the Venue will most likely have three engine options – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol making around 100bhp and 172Nm, a 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol, and a 1.4-litre four-cylinder diesel from the Verna. Transmission options would include either a five-speed or six-speed manual with the choice of an automatic, which could also be a DCT. However, it hasn't been confirmed yet.
Following its unveil, the sub-four-metre SUV is expected to be priced around Rs 7.5 to 11 lakhs (ex-showroom) when it goes on sale in the coming months. It will face stiff competition from Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon.