Hyundai will officially unveil the all-new Venue SUV at the New York International Auto Show on 17th April. However, before that Hyundai continues to test the upcoming car relentlessly under heavy camouflage. This time, the upcoming Venue was caught testing with the upcoming all-new Grand i10 in Chennai by berthauto before the launch in India.
Even though the Hyundai Venue will be a global vehicle and will be available in many international markets, the Indian-spec car will be slightly different. The exact changes are not known but expect changes like higher ground clearance and bigger rear windows. A few official videos of the camouflaged test mule of Hyundai Venue shows that the vehicle will get a large square-shaped LED DRLs at the front.
The all-new Venue is a late-entrant in the segment and will take on the likes of Mahindra XUV 300, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Hyundai has always been generous with the features and the Venue will be no different. It will get 33 features in total out of which 10 features will be Indian market specific. The car will get an Artificial Intelligence-based voice recognition program that will allow voice assisted calling, navigation, media control, and 3rd party services like a weather report, latest news and more. Hyundai will also offer an eSIM in the vehicle from Vodafone-Idea that will keep the vehicle connected to the cloud. The eSIM will provide real-time traffic situation during navigation, car tracking, cloud-based services and will be free to use until the warranty period of the vehicle. The cloud-based services will also allow the users to control the vehicle remotely and features like turning on the AC will be available through this.
The Venue will also offer emergency services and will send out automatic crash notification that will send out distress calls for emergency help. It will also get a panic button that will ensure the safety of the passengers. All these buttons will be mounted on the interior review mirror and there will be a direct call button to the customer support too. The Hyundai Venue will also offer a large touchscreen infotainment system, large panoramic sunroof, remote start/stop, driving patterns and monthly health report of the vehicle.
The vehicle will be powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.4-litre diesel engine that is also available with the Verna. Hyundai is likely to offer a 1.0-litre turbocharged high-performance version of the car in the Indian market and will offer both manual and automatic transmission.
Hyundai will also launch the all-new Grand i10 in the Indian market that will be based on an updated platform. The mid-size hatchback takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo in the Indian market and has been caught testing in India for a long time now.