Hyundai is working on a facelift of the Venue. When the compact SUV was launched in India it took the best selling spot from Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. It seems like the facelift was spotted in South Korea. We are expecting the Venue’s facelift to launch sometime next year in the Indian and the global market.
If you look closely, there are also other vehicles that are camouflaged. There is a large SUV, a sedan and another SUV. There is also a Genesis SUV parked with the camouflaged vehicles. It is probably there as a support vehicle.
We can only see the rear of the Venue facelift in the spy shots. Hyundai has updated the rear heavily. There are new L-shaped LED tail lamps. There are also new reflectors that are placed vertically in the rear bumper. Moreover, it seems like the reversing lamp is also placed below the reflector. There is also a faux skid plate in the rear bumper.
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Other things that we can see are roof rails and shark fin antenna. It seems like both the test mules are different because one test mule has twin-tip exhaust tips whereas the second one has a regular exhaust tip. So, the second test mule might be the N Line variant of the Venue. There are also newly designed alloy wheels.
The previous spy shots reveal that the front headlamp situation will stay the same. It will continue to come with a split headlamp setup. The turn indicator will be placed above and the main headlamp unit will be a rectangular unit with a projector setup. There will be a redesigned new bumper too.
No mechanical changes
Hyundai will not be making any mechanical changes to the Venue. So, it will continue to come with three engine options. There will be a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that comes with direct injection.
The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 83 Ps of max power and 114 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to only a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine produces 100 PS of max power and 240 Nm of peak torque. As of now, it is offered only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The turbocharged petrol engine produces 120 PS of max power and 172 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
With the facelift, Hyundai might add a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox just like Kia offers with the Sonet. They also retune the engine to produce more power and torque. In Sonet’s diesel automatic, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, the engine produces 115 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque.
Hyundai Venue will continue to compete against Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
As of now, the Venue starts at Rs. 6.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 11.85 lakhs ex-showroom. With the facelift, the prices of Venue are expected to increase.
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