- It gets three engine/transmission options.
- Only compact SUV to get a 7-speed DCT.
- It gets Hyundai Blue Link connectivity options, with 33 features including 10 India-specific features.
Hyundai today unveiled the all-new Venue compact SUV in India, alongside its global premiere at the 2019 New York Motor Show. The launch has been confirmed for 21 May, while official bookings will commence shortly. Pegged as India’s first connected SUV, the company claims to offer a refreshing driving experience and seamless connectivity options with the Hyundai Venue. The SUV sits below the Hyundai Creta and comes with 33 connectivity features, of which ten are specific to India.
Much has been spoken about the design of Hyundai Venue, and the SUV is here for all of us to see. It carries the Hyundai family look with the cascading grille and the two-tier headlamps up front. On the profile, the silhouette is similar to the Creta, and the two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels add to the appearance. However, the blacked-out pillars offer a floating-roof effect on the SUV. The rear design is subdued, which is highlighted by the LED taillights.
As far as proportions are concerned, the Venue measures 3995mm in length, 1770mm in width and 1590mm in height, while the wheelbase is 2500mm. The neatly done interiors complement the exterior design. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display takes centre stage, while the cabin gets a dual-tone finish to the dashboard, door panels and seats.
While we have already listed out the features of the Hyundai Venue, some of the segment-first features include wireless charging, 7-speed DCT, projector fog lamps, a high definition display, Eco-coating, and an Arkamys sound system. The Venue comes with a three years/unlimited km warranty along with three years roadside assistance (RSA).
The Hyundai Venue will be offered with a choice of three powertrains – two petrol motors and a diesel mill. The 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine puts out 118bhp and 172Nm and is available with a 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed manual gearbox. The other gasoline motor on offer is an Elite i20 sourced 1.2-litre mill that generates 82bhp and 115Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The only oil burner on offer is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder CRDi unit that makes 89bhp and 220Nm. It is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox only, and an automatic will join the lineup at a later date. The Hyundai Venue will face competition from the likes of Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. The Venue is expected to be launched in the price bracket of Rs 8-12 lakhs (ex-showroom).