Hyundai Venue, one of the most-awaited sub-4m compact SUV in the Indian market will be officially unveiled at the 2019 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on 17th April 2019. However, before that, the pictures of the car have been leaked online on Rushlane Spylane. The pictures reveal the front-end, alloy wheels, interior and rear of the vehicle.
The front-end of the car partially shows the grille and the headlamp of the upcoming Venue. It resembles the all-new Hyundai Kona and follows the latest design philosophy of the Hyundai cars. The front-end gets a chrome-dropped large cascading grille. It gets LED DRLs that form the extended part of the grille itself while the headlamps are located lower in the bumper inside a square housing. An official video of the camouflaged test mule released by Hyundai shows that the boundary of the main headlamp cluster also glows like DRLs.
The Hyundai Venue looks like a scaled Creta from the side which has been revealed through the numerous pictures of the car testing on the Indian roads. The pictures also reveal extremely good looking precision cut dual-tone alloy wheels that look like 16-inches in size. Also, the rear of the vehicle has been revealed. While the bumper of the car remains under the camouflage, the upper part of the vehicle shows the regular, single-unit tail lamps of the upcoming SUV.
The car gets a big “VENUE” moniker across the tailgate of the vehicle that is positioned just below the Hyundai logo. Two more badges reveal the variant name, which is the SX and “Turbo” badge is a likely indication towards a performance variant in the Indian market.
The interior of the vehicle has been revealed too. The image shows a big screen mounted on the centre of the dashboard and a multi-functional steering wheel like will remind you of the Creta. It gets a circular display that shows the AC’s function and temperature while two big dials are placed on either side of the circular screen to control the fan speed and temperature of the AC. There is quite a lot of space in front of the gear lever, which can be a wireless charging pad for smartphones but it cannot be confirmed.
Hyundai officially revealed that the Venue will offer 33 features out of which 10 features are India specific. In India, the car will get an eSIM from Vodafone-Idea that will be utilised for various first-in-segment features in the Venue. The car will offer features like geo-fencing, AI based voice recognition, remote control of the AC and driving reports.
The Turbo-badged version of the Venue will likely to get powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.4-litre diesel engine from Verna. The launch is expected to happen by the end of this year.