The Hyundai Venue is on a roll ever since it was launched earlier this year. It is the first sub-4 meter SUV from the South Korean automaker and it seems that the car has a pretty successful future ahead. In just two months time, the Venue clocked more than 50,000 bookings which is a great feat to say the least. While the Venue sold in India is a sub-4 meter model, the one sold in the international markets is slightly bigger in size. This is because there are no tax benefits in other markets as in India. The Indian spec Venue has been taken hands down by the customers so little remains to be said regarding how good a car is it. However, the international spec model is a bit different from ours and for the same, here are three Australian video reviews of the Hyundai Venue from CarsGuide, CarAdvice.com, and Chasing Cars respectively that will let you know what the Aussies say about this SUV.
Talking about its size, the Australian spec Venue is 4040mm long, 1770mm wide and 1565mm tall. The car has three model variants and all of them are offered with the same engine option. In fact, there is only one engine on offer with a choice of a manual or automatic gearbox. This engine is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol unit which churns out 121 Bhp of power along with 151 Nm of torque. The same engine is available in India with cars like the Venue and Creta but not the Venue.
In pricing, the Venue undercuts several of its chief counterpart in Australia like Mazda CX-3 and Mitsubishi ASX, which is also the case in India. The Indian spec Venue is a pretty feature-rich vehicle and the Australian spec vehicle is no different. It comes with a healthy level of equipment including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED tail-lights, rear privacy glass, satellite navigation, and climate control air-conditioning.
Other features on the Australian spec Hyundai Venue include LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, six-speaker audio, power-folding side mirrors, front centre armrest, leather steering wheel, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, camera-based AEB for urban/interurban with pedestrian detection, driver attention warning, lane-keep assist, tyre pressure monitoring, and automatic headlights.
Hyundai has also equipped the car with a slew of safety features. This includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping, driver attention warning, auto high-beam, tyre-pressure monitoring, reversing camera and six airbags. Prices for the Venue in Australia start from $19,990 plus taxes while the top-end variant costs $25,490 plus other road taxes. As for the Venue in India, the sub-4 meter segment leader will get a couple of new competitors next year from Kia and Jeep among other manufacturers.