Hyundai released the design sketches of its upcoming Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza challenger, the Venue. The sketches revealed quite a bit of the exterior design as well as interiors of the upcoming sub-4 meter SUV. The Hyundai Venue will come with several segment-leading features through which Hyundai seeks to get good sales traction for the vehicle. Going by the strong position of Hyundai in the Indian auto market, the manufacturer is quite late to bring a challenger in the sub-4 meter segment category which has grown to be the best selling SUV segment in the country. Therefore, expect the Venue to be a pretty well-rounded package as Hyundai will look to capture a segment that already has quite a few worthy cars.
Talking about the design sketch seen above, it shows the interiors in LHD configuration instead of the conventional RHD configuration used in India. However, it gives a fair idea of how the final dashboard and cabin layout will be like. A high mounted floating touchscreen takes up the central piece of the dashboard and is flanked by AC vents on either side. The infotainment system would most probably be a 7-inch unit and will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support along with Navigation and voice recognition. There is a long but shallow storage space above the glovebox and another shallow pit above the infotainment system, which would be probably used for placing idols here in India.
The design sketch suggests a two-tone dashboard theme with a lighter shade on the lower part and a darker shade on the upper part. The area surrounding the controls on the centre console as well as the instrument console hood, however, are in a dark shade, which could probably be faux wood treatment. The production-spec car, though, could come with a few changes to suit the Indian conditions better.
The rear seats will get separate AC vents which is common in the segment now. Also, the Hyundai Venue will be the first car by the company in India to come with Bluelink technology. It comes with a Vodafone 4G e-sim, which is used to connect the car to the internet. The Venue will come with as many as 33 features out of which 10 will be unique for the Indian market. Other features on the Hyundai Venuw include a reverse camera with parking sensors, rain sensing wiper, ventilated front seats, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic headlamps, electronically controlled exterior mirrors, ABS with EBD, ESP, 6 airbags, and many more.
Hyundai will unveil the Venue in India on the 17th of April, which makes it a week away from now. In its segment, the Hyundai Venue will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport and the Mahindra XUV300 upon launch. With the pricing done right, we expect that the Venue could gather good sales after its launch.