Hyundai Venue is one of the most popular sub-4 meter compact SUVs in the country. It is actually a crossover which is designed to look like an SUV. It competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger in the segment. Hyundai Venue is popular among buyers for its feature loaded cabin. Like many other Hyundais, Venue is also loaded to the brim with features. Hyundai Venue is available not just in India but, international markets as well. Here we have an Australian motor journalist sharing her thoughts about the 2021 Hyundai Venue.
The video has been uploaded by CarTell.tv on their YouTube channel. The presenter actually starts by talking a bit about the variant that she is driving in the video. In Australia, Hyundai offers Venue in three trims and this is the base variant. Even the base variant looks well equipped in comparison to what we have in India. She feels like the Venue looks modern and offers several modern day features which is good. It has that boxy design like SUV and the seating position is also high which is something people like in their cars these days.
Hyundai offers only one engine option with Venue in Australia. It comes with a 1.6 litre petrol engine that generates 121 Ps and 151 Nm of torque. It can be paired with an automatic or a manual gearbox. Even the base variant of Venue is decently equipped and the presenter was impressed with it. It comes with features like touchscreen infotainment screen, reverse parking camera, alloy wheels, projector headlamps and so on. It even gets safety features like ABS, Brake Assist, EBD, HSA, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, Driver attention warning, Forward collision avoidance, Lane Keep Assist and so on.
When it comes to driving part, she said that the suspensions on this compact SUV are quite stiff and that is something which is expected from cars in this segment. The engine is pretty smooth and refined. She was driving the automatic version and said it did have any judder. It is a city car and is not something that you would want to push. The power delivery is quite linear and that helps maintain a balance with power and fuel economy.
It even comes with traction control and drive modes which she is says does make a difference in terms of throttle response. She is quite happy with the amount of space it offers at the rear. She also appreciates the amount of space it has in the boot. Overall, the presenter says that she is impressed with the Hyundai Venue and feels like a value for money option.
In India, Hyundai Venue is offered with three different engine options. There is a 1.0 litre turbo petrol, which is the most powerful among all. This engine is available with a manual, iMT and 7-speed DCT gearbox option. Hyundai also offers a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine with Venue. Both the engine options are avai3lable with a manual gearbox option.