Hyundai will be launching the facelifted version of the Venue by the end of June. We have seen test mules of the 2022 Venue on our Indian roads. Till now, the compact SUV has been spotted with heavy camouflage. However, now the exterior of the Venue Facelift has been leaked online through a 3d model.
The leaked images reveal a new “Parametric Grille” that we have seen in Tucson. The same grille is being used for the Venue so that it also has design uniformity with the rest of the Hyundai’s line-up.
The headlamp cluster is still a split unit and stays more or less the same. The upper strip does look different. This time it might also function as an LED Daytime Running Lamps. The front bumper is also new and has a faux silver skid plate.
On the sides, there are newly designed alloy wheels. These are the same alloy wheels that we have spotted on the test mules running on our Indian roads. There is black plastic cladding running throughout the side. There are silver roof rails, turn indicators on outside rearview mirrors and chrome door handles too.
Then we move to the rear where there may be the most changes. The tail lamps are all-new and are split units. Both of them are joined with a red strip that mimics the look of a light bar. The rear bumper is also new and houses the reversing lights and rear fog lamps. There is also a wide faux silver skid plate. Other things that we can spot are a rear wiper with a washer, a defogger, a high mounted stop lamp and a shark fin antenna. We can also see that the Venue will continue to come with an electric sunroof.
As of now, we do not have pictures of the interior but we expect Hyundai to make some changes. There could be some new materials and elements in the dashboard. The seats can get a revised upholstery. There could be some new features such as a digital instrument cluster and a larger touchscreen infotainment system. Having said that, Venue is already pretty well equipped.
It is expected that Hyundai won’t make any changes to the engine or the gearbox. So, there would be three engine options to choose from, 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The naturally aspirated engine produces 83 PS and 114 Nm. It comes mated to only a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine produces 100 PS and 240 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only. Then there is the turbo petrol that produces 120 Ps and 172 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox, 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed iMT.
Hyundai is also working on an N Line variant of the Venue. It will come with some mechanical upgrades such as stiffer suspension, faster steering and a sporty sounding exhaust. There would be cosmetic changes as well.