Hyundai India has launched its first-ever sub-4m SUV – Hyundai Venue in India at a starting price tag of ₹ 6.50 lakh for the base petrol version while it goes up to ₹ 11.10 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India) for the range-topping automatic variant. The Hyundai Venue is available in seven monotone colors and three dual-tone color options. The colors on offer are Star Dust, Fiery Red, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Deep Forest, Lava Orange, and Denim Blue while the dual-tone color combinations are blue with white roof, white with black roof and orange with black roof. The sub-compact SUV is available in five variants – E, S, SX, SX(O), and SX+. The Hyundai already got over 2000 pre-bookings for the Venue in a single day and the bookings can be done by paying a token amount of Rs. 21,000 at Hyundai India dealerships. The deliveries will begin later this month. The Hyundai Venue made its global debut last month in India as well as in the US and the company is offering a 3-year/unlimited km warranty for the Venue along with a 3-years road-side assistance package. At such a price tag, the Hyundai Venue will compete with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300.
Why it is called Hyundai Venue? The company believes that the Venue SUV is for the young and the adventurous who love to travel and explore. Any destination that they travel to, becomes an important venue. On the design side, the Hyundai Venue follows the same design language as offered on the Hyundai Kona (will be arriving later on this year). Among the highlights of the Hyundai Venue SUV is the cascading grille on the front, split headlamps with projector lens and squared slim LED DRLs, tall stand and stubby boot design and 17-inch diamond finished alloy wheels. The sub 4-meter SUV comes with faux cladding on the bumpers and the sides for the brawny appeal. The interiors are available in three color combinations: black single tone, denim dual tone, and khakhi dual tone.
The Hyundai Venue is offered with a choice between two petrol and one diesel engine which is paired with either two manual or on a dual-clutch automatic transmission. One of the petrol engines is the new Kappa T-GDI 1.0 litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor that churns out a maximum power of 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak torque and it is mated to a dual-clutch transmission while a six-speed manual is also available. There’s also the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 83 PS and 116 Nm of peak torque and it is paired with only a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 90 PS and 220 Nm of peak torque which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Here are the ARAI fuel efficiency figures of the engines that power the new Venue:
- Kappa G-TDI 1.0-litre petrol-MT: 18.27 kmpl
- Kappa G-TDI 1.0-litre petrol-AT: 18.15 kmpl
- 1.2-litre petrol-MT: 17.52 kmpl
- 1.4-litre diesel-MT: 23.70 kmpl
The Hyundai Venue comes with embedded eSIM for the connected tech and this new feature offers access to functions like remote start, climate control, geofencing, SOS alert, Indian-accented English voice assist system and much more. The Blue Link has features such as artificial intelligence and is equipped with vehicle relationship management. The eSIM is powered by Vodafone-Idea. The SUV also comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, Arkamys sound system, air purifier, wireless charging and wheel air curtains.
On the safety side, the sub-4-meter SUV comes with Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, seatbelt reminder, rear parking sensors with reverse camera, and speed and crash sensing auto door lock/unlock are offered as standard. The top-spec variant of the Venue comes with features such as six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management, hill assist control, and brake assist system on the top-spec variant.