Hyundai will officially unveil the all-new sub-4m compact SUV at the New York International Automobile Show on 17th April. The all-new car is based on the Hyundai Carlino concept that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, Delhi and will take on the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and newly launched Mahindra XUV 300 in the Indian market. Hyundai has officially named the car as Venue and here is what it may look like in the production form.
The production version of the Venue will be heavily inspired by the new-age Hyundai cars and will follow the family design. The rendered image by CarWale follows the same. The Hyundai Venue is likely to draw design inspirations from the Hyundai Kona, which is an all-new compact SUV from the brand. Following the latest trend, which has also been seen on the Hyundai Kona, the Venue is expected to get separate pods for the DRL and the main headlamp cluster. The vehicle is expected to get sleek DRLs at the top, which will be placed above the grille while the main headlamp cluster will be positioned at a lower level. The headlamp cluster of the Hyundai Venue will be similar to what see on the Tata Harrier.
It will get a sporty stance with aggressive bumper design and machined alloy wheels. From the side, it may look like the mini Hyundai Creta and get a similar raked A and C Pillars. The shape of the vehicle can be confirmed from the heavily camouflaged test mules that have been doing spotted on the Indian roads numerous times.
Hyundai is a late entrant in the segment, which is growing at an extremely fast pace. However, with the aggressive design and bells and whistles, Hyundai is expected to gain a lot of attention in the market. The Venue will be a global car and will be sold in various international markets. However, the Indian version of the vehicle is likely to be slightly different from the international spec vehicles. Hyundai has always tweaked the vehicles available in the Indian market to make them better suited to the conditions. For example, the Hyundai Grand i10, which is sold as the i10 in the international markets gets bigger rear windows because most Indians carry passengers with them and the small, aggressively designed windows could make the occupants feel claustrophobic.
According to several reports, Hyundai will offer two petrol engines and a diesel engine with the Venue in the Indian market. Since it is a sub-4m vehicle, Hyundai will take advantage of the tax by installing a petrol engine lower than 1.2-litre displacement. The 1.2-litre petrol engine that is available with the Grand i10 in India is expected to power the upcoming SUV. Hyundai will also offer a high-performance 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and the diesel variants will draw power from the 1.4-litre diesel engine that also powers the Hyundai Verna sedan and Hyundai Creta in the market.