The Hyundai Venue launched in India will give strong competition to Automakers like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and the Ford EcoSport.
Hyundai Auto has revealed its first sub-4 meter compact SUV, the Venue, in the country on a Mumbai to Goa cruise and the official launch of the vehicle has been confirmed for May 21. Venue is being considered as India’s first ‘connected’ SUV and it comes up with latest technology connectivity features and an unmatched driving experience. The Hyundai Venue is expected to take on the existing names like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and the Ford EcoSport.
Hyundai India in the past has already proven itself in the SUV-segment with the launch of Creta. The new compact offering is therefore expected to follow on the footsteps of its older sibling. The Venue also comes with 33 connectivity option, of which ten are India specific. It has tied up with Vodafone-Idea to offer features like auto crash notification, panic notification, SOS/Emergency Assistance, stolen vehicle tracking with immobilization and more.
As far as designing and styling is concerned, Hyundai Venue has tried to replicate a lot from the Creta. The basic shape and the posture of the car remind you of the Creta. But what sets it apart is the front grille with a huge Hyundai logo and the chrome-lined mesh holding the two tier headlamps. Meanwhile, the rear design is restricted and highlighted by the LED headlights. The Venue measures 3995mm in length, 1770mm in width and 1590mm in height, while the wheelbase is 2500mm.
The interiors of the Venue will welcome you with dual-tone colours. There is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display in the center of dashboard which is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SUV also gets wireless charging, air purifier, High Definition Display screen, Eco-coating, Arkamys Sound, wheel air curtains and more. There are also usual features like remote engine start/stop, remote climate control, voice recognition, vehicle relationship management, remote sun-roof among others.
Hyundai Venue is powered by three engines. There is 1.2 litre petrol variant that gives out 83hp and 115Nm of torque and the new turbocharged 1 litre engine that generates 118 bhp and 172 Nm of torque. There is also a 1.4 litre diesel variant churning out 89 bhp and 220 Nm of torque.
Hyundai Venue will be launched on May 21, 2019 and the buyers can book the SUV by paying a token amount of Rs 25,000 at selected dealerships in India. The pricing details of the Venue have not been disclosed but it could start from Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom).
The 10 India-specific connected Features list following of Hyundai Venue:
- Share the destination
- Real time vehicle tracking
- Driving Behavior
- Time fencing alert (vehicle is started or moved beyond this set time period
- Speed Alert (vehicle crosses the set speed limit by the owner)
- Valet Alert
- Geo fence (Out-of-area alert)
- Share and track vehicle location by family
- Idle Alert
- Server voice recognition for Indian English enunciation
In addition to these, there are also features like emergency call and road side assistance as a part of the BlueLink package. Hyundai provides Global BlueLink Connectivity solution for Indian customers in making Venue 2019 will be most connected Compact SUV.