Hyundai’s upcoming all-new Venue, that will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon in the Indian market will officially launch of 21st May. Before that, Hyundai has officially started dispatching the vehicle to the dealerships across India and here are the first pictures of the car at a dealership stockyard in Rajasthan.
The pictures posted by automotive blogger Gagan Choudhary shows the all-new Venue at the dealerships. The variant spotted in the pictures is the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol variant of the sub-4m compact SUV. Further, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine gets a choice of 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic dual-clutch transmission. The vehicle seen in the video is the 7-speed DCT variant. The pictures show all car from all the angles and even shows the gear lever of the DCT transmission. It gets “Turbo” and “DCT” badges too.
The Hyundai Venue is the first-ever sub-4m SUV from the Korean brand. It was officially showcased in India and also gets many India-specific changes. The Hyundai Venue will offer a unique look in the segment with its new-age design language. The extended part of the grille of Venue gets turn indicators while the main headlamp is positioned lower in the bumper. This adds a very sleek look to the vehicle. The all-new Hyundai Venue is based on the Hyundai Santro platform but the silhouette makes it similar to the Hyundai Creta. from the side.
Hyundai is expecting to sell around 10,000 units of the Venue in the Indian market, which is similar to the Maruti Suzuki numbers in the market. The highly competitive market also sees stiff competition among the cars like Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. To attract the customers, Hyundai will load the Venue with a long list of features and many of them are the first-time features in the segment.
The most highlight feature of the Venue is the BlueLink system, which is a GPS-based telematics system. The infotainment system of the Hyundai Venue will make use of an eSIM to provide precise information about the car’s location and how it is being driven. It also gets an electric sunroof, 6-airbag system, ABS, traction control, HD touchscreen infotainment system, rear AC vent, wireless phone charging, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and more.
Hyundai will offer three engine options with the Venue. There is a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 82 Bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque. This engine option only gets a 5-speed manual transmission. The other petrol engine is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged unit that is also the most powerful engine of the lot. It generates a maximum power of 122 Bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT automatic options.
There is a 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine too that generates a maximum of 89 Bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission.