Hyundai will soon enter the growing sub-4m compact SUV segment in India with the Venue. The all-new car was officially showcased and unveiled in India a few days back and there is already a massive curiosity around the upcoming Venue. Hyundai will start accepting the official bookings for the upcoming car soon and will announce the price of the Venue on May 21. Until now, the Venue has been spotted numerous times testing on the Indian roads under heavy camouflage. Here is the first video of the vehicle testing on the public roads without a camouflage.
The video uploaded by BMC HD Videos channel on YouTube shows the vehicle on the public roads. The vehicle seen in the video is without any camouflage and shows the road presence of the upcoming vehicle. The Hyundai Venue is based on the Hyundai Santro platform and looks fresh on the road, especially the big cascade grille at the front. The Hyundai Venue gets a striking front-end with LED turning indicator placed as an extension of the grille while the main headlamp placed at the lower bumper. The Hyundai Venue looks like a mini Hyundai Creta from the side and like an oversized Grand i10 from the rear.
Hyundai is targetting a monthly sales number of 10,000 units, which is similar to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the most selling SUV in India. It will also compete with the cars like Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon in the Indian market.
Just like all other Hyundai cars, the Venue will get a long list of features. Many of these features are unique in the segment. It will be the first car in the segment to offer an eSIM integrated infotainment and security system. The BlueLink technology will allow the Hyundai car owners to track the live location of the vehicle, get speed alerts, and check other things in the vehicle. It also gets an electric sunroof, a 6 airbag system, ABS, traction control, HD touchscreen infotainment system, rear AC vent, wireless phone charging, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, hill hold assist, air purifier and more. It will be one of the most loaded cars in the segment.
The Venue will come powered by three engine options. Two of the options will be petrol. There is a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 82 Bhp and peak torque of 114 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel variants get powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 89 Bhp and 220 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission. The most powerful of the lot is the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 122 Bhp and peak torque of 172 Nm. It gets a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission.