Hyundai’s challenger in the sub-4 meter SUV game in the form of the Venue has become an instant hit in the market. This is evident by the fact Hyundai sold 8,000 plus units of the car last month, which was just a few hundred less than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s price. Starting from Rs. 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Venue lineup consists of several trim levels along with quite a lot of choice between engine and gearbox options. Now Hyundai has introduced the split headlamp design with the Venue in India, something that will be regular design feature on the upcoming Hyundai SUVs in India.
The reason we are talking about the Venue is because of a modification one of its owner has done on the car which instantly enhances the overall appeal of the car. The video above by Car News By Rishabh Arora shows a Hyundai Venue that has been fitted with matrix styled LED indicators along with LED DRLs. The stock Hyundai Venue gets simple indicators above the headlights while the DRLs are present as a ring around the headlamps. This one here, however, gets LED indicators which run in a matrix pattern when activated. A strip of LED has also been placed along with the indicators which is the same setup as found in the Tata Harrier.
The best part though is that the total cost of these accessories is just around Rs. 2,200 according to the video. Moreover, no wires are to be cut during the installation and hence the warranty of the car remains intact. Therefore, if you have bought a Venue recently or are planning to book one soon, you can go for this accessory since it enhances the overall look of the car, especially in dark.
Talking about the Hyundai Venue, it rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport among others in the sub-4 meter SUV segment. Hyundai offers the Venue with three engine options, out of which two are petrol and one is diesel. The petrol engines on the Venue are a 1.2 litre 4 cylinder, VTVT, naturally aspirated petrol unit while the other is a 1.0 litre, 3 cylinder turbocharged unit. The former has an output of 82 Bhp-115 Nm while the latter puts out 118 Bhp-172 Nm.
The diesel engine is a 1.4 litre 4 cylinder turbocharged unit that puts out a decent 89 Bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque. Coming to the gearbox options, the 1.4-litre petrol motor will get a 5-speed manual gearbox while the diesel will get a 6-speed manual unit. The 1.0-litre unit, however, gets a choice between either a 7-speed DCT unit or the 6-speed manual unit.