We’re less than 2 weeks away from the official reveal of the Hyundai Venue sub-4 meter compact SUV, which will happen on the 17th of April, at the New York Motor Show. A bunch of leaked, partially camouflaged pictures have allowed rendering artists to put together a realistic renders of the upcoming SUV. Here’s one such render that shows what the Hyundai Venue could look like. It’s been put together by CarToq’s rendering artist Vipin Vathoopan.
As the render indicates, the Hyundai Venue’s front end will be dominated by a massive, chromed grille. The headlamps move to the bumpers while LED DRLs sit at the place where the headlamps would have traditionally been. The front end of the Venue does give glimpses of other Hyundai SUVs such as the Kona and the Santa Fe. The Venue will be launched in India on the 21st of May, 2019.
In India, this SUV will take on the likes of the Maruti Brezza, the Tata Nexon, the Ford EcoSport and the recently launched Mahindra XUV300. The sub-4 meter segment is now getting crowded, and the Hyundai Venue will be positioned as a big volumes puller, aimed at bringing in 10,000 unit sales for Hyundai each month. This will make it India’s second best selling sub-4 meter compact SUV, just behind the Maruti Brezza.
The interiors of the Hyundai Venue promise to be quite luxurious and well appointed. The spyshots have revealed that the Venue could share some components such as the steering and control switches with the Hyundai Elite i20. The touchscreen infotainment unit will be mounted on the dashboard rather than in the dashboard, and this will be a prominent design bit of the interiors.
As for features, Hyundai has already revealed that the Venue will have many best-in-class bits such as Hyundai’s ‘BlueLink Connected Technology’. This technology, Hyundai claims, will make the Venue India’s first connected SUV. There will be 33 features offered under the Smart Connected SUV banner, and of these, 10 features will be India- specific. The Venue will also get an eSIM to give it smartphone access. Stuff like turning the air conditioning on, and even starting the vehicle can be done remotely, through the owner’s smartphone. The SUV will also have features such as emergency assist and geofencing.
Coming to its mechanicals, it’s likely to be offered with two engines – a 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 110 Bhp-170 Nm, and a 1.4 liter CRDI turbocharged diesel motor with 89 Bhp-220 Nm. Both engines are likely to get 6 speed manual gearboxes driving the front wheels. The petrol variants could also get a 6 speed AMT option. The Hyundai Venue is expected to be priced between Rs. 7.5-11 lakhs.