Hyundai upcoming sub-4 meter SUV, called the Venue, will have its global debut at the upcoming 2019 New York International Auto Show and in India simultaneously. We have already seen quite a bit of the Venue’s design to leaked images and speculative renders. Now, Hyundai has released the official sketches of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza challenger that gives us a fair bit of idea of how the car would look like. The exaggerated curves and muscles are something that is usual for sketch designs but will not make it on the production version.
Said to be India’s first connected SUV, the Venue will have class-leading features that will help it take on the competition despite its late start in the market, but more on that later. Talking about the design of the Venue on the lines of these sketches, Hyundai has carried its typical design language on the Venue which has been seen on the international version of the Santa Fe too. The front fascia of the Venue consists of Hyundai’s cascading grille along with a swapped LED DRLs-headlights design. Hyundai has tried giving it a butch stance so that it looks more of an SUV rather than a crossover. Also, the A-pillars have been blacked out as seen in the design sketch.
The Venue will come with roof rails suggesting its SUVness and character. Moving to the rear, the design language here is a bit tame as compared to the rest of the body design. A roof spoiler gives it a sporty stance while the squared out tidy tail lamps sit flush with the body. The bottom end gets reflectors as well as a scuff plate, which may or may not be present in the production version. Overall, the design of the Venue looks upmarket and it can hold its own in the face of competitors like the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra XUV300 among others.
Hyundai is known for making cars with good interiors and the Venue seems to be no different. The spy shots have already given us a good hint of the dashboard. To let you know, the Indian version of the Venue will be slightly different from the global version and will get several tweaks to make it a better fit in the Indian market. The sketch above suggests a high mounted touchscreen flanked by AC vents on either side. The control dials are large units and there seems to be some storage area beneath them. As for features, the Hyundai Venue will come loaded with a total of 33 connectivity features, out of which 10 will be India specific. It now remains to be seen how the Venue will fare against the current segment leader, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which till now has not been much affected by the competition.