Hyundai has just revealed the Venue sub-4 meter compact SUV. The Venue will be launched in India on the 21st of May, 2019, and bookings are open at all Hyundai dealerships across India. While we brought you studio pictures of the brand new SUV yesterday, here is the first video of the Venue that shows the vehicle inside out. Here, check it out.
While this video is that of a left-hand drive version of the Hyundai Venue, which was showcased a couple of days ago at the New York Motor Show, India will get a right hand drive version of the SUV. Apart from this change and a few feature deletions, the India-spec Venue is not too dissimilar from the international model. Hyundai is expected to build 8,000-9,000 units of the Venue in India, at its Sriperumbudur factory, each month. The South Korean automaker will position the Venue below the Hyundai Creta in terms of price and positioning.
We expect prices of the Hyundai Venue to start from under Rs. 8 lakh, going all the way up to Rs. 10.5/11 lakhs for the top-end variant. The Venue sold in India will get three engine options – two of them borrowed from the Hyundai Elite i20. The borrowed engines include the 1.2 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol motor with 82 Bhp-115 Nm on tap, and the 1.4 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel with 89 Bhp-220 Nm. The petrol engine will get a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard while the diesel will receive a 6 speed manual gearbox. Both engines will drive the front wheels of the compact SUV.
The third engine on the Venue – the most powerful unit – is a 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol unit. It makes 118 Bhp of peak power and 172 Nm of peak torque, and will be offered with two gearbox options: a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed twin clutch automatic. Notably, this is the first time ever that Hyundai is offering a turbocharged petrol engine in India, and also the twin clutch automatic gearbox. This engine is expected to eventually be made available on a variety of Hyundai cars in India, especially ones that are in the compact (sub-4 meter) segments and mid segments (under 4.4 meters in length).
The Venue wil be a feature-rich SUV, and Hyundai claims that it will be India’s first ‘connected SUV’. The BlueLink infotainment unit on the Hyundai Venue supports a range of smartphone connected features such as car tracker, remote car immobilizer, remote AC, window, headlamp and start options, emergency assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a slew of such features. An automatic sunroof, 6 airbags, ABS+EBD, traction control, hill hold, electronic stability program, speed alerts, seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors and camera, dual zone climate control, LED headlamp and fog lamps, LED DRLs, wheel curtains that improve aerodynamics and a high definition touchscreen are the various features that the top-end Hyundai Venue will offer.