Hyundai Venue Facelift spotted on Indian roads: Launch in July

Hyundai India launched its first sub-compact SUV, Venue back in 2019. So, it now needs a mid-cycle refresh to stay competitive in the Indian market. Fortunately, the Korean manufacturer is already working on a facelift version of the Venue. It is slated to launch in July this year. The Venue Facelift has now been spotted on Indian roads. This time the test mule was spotted near Chennai.

Hyundai Venue Facelift spotted on Indian roads: Launch in July

In the spy shots, we can see that the Venue’s front and rear has been covered. There are newly designed alloy wheels on the sides which look quite good. It gets a new front grille which is inspired by the new generation Tucson. Hyundai calls it “Parametric Jewel Grille”. The headlamps and the LED Daytime Running Lamps can get some revisions too. The front bumper is also

At the rear, there are new tail lamps. They are split units so some part of the tail lamps is also on the tailgate. The bumper has been revised and it houses the rear reflectors and probably the reversing light too.

Hyundai Venue Facelift spotted on Indian roads: Launch in July

The interior could also get some minor updates. There could be some revised upholstery and materials for the dashboard. Moreover, there could be some added features like ventilated seats and a digital instrument cluster derived from the i20 and Verna.

Upcoming Venue N Line

Hyundai Venue Facelift spotted on Indian roads: Launch in July

In South Korea, a test mule of the Venue was spotted with dual exhaust tips which led us to believe that Hyundai is also working on the N Line version of the Venue. It will come with red accents on the exterior and interior too. There will be no change to the engine. However, the exhaust system would be different, the steering wheel and gear lever would be N Line specific and the suspension would also be stiffer. All these improvements would make the Venue handle better and provide a better feel and feedback to the driver.

There would also be different alloy wheels, red coloured brake calipers and more aggressive front and rear bumpers. The N Line would be offered only with a turbo petrol engine. It will be offered with a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

No changes to engine or gearbox

We are not expecting Hyundai to make any changes to the engine or the gearbox. So, still, there would be three engines on offer. A 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.

The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 83 PS and 113 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox only. Then there is the turbo petrol engine, it produces 120 PS and 172 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox, 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed iMT. Finally, there is the diesel engine that produces 100 PS and 240 Nm. It is offered only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. We hope that this time Hyundai introduces the 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission with the diesel engine.


Hyundai Venue will go against the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite and Toyota Urban Cruiser.