"Hyundai Venue will enable ease of life and empower the customers to have a safer, connected and more versatile vehicle ownership experience".
After teasing it for weeks, Hyundai has finally unveiled its all-new compact SUV, the Venue. The all-new offering marks the Korean auto maker's entry in the subcompact SUV space and will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 among others. While it's been officially revealed now, the Venue will go on sale across the country from May 21, 2019. But before that happens, here's the full download on what you can expect from this brand new compact-SUV. However, now that it's been revealed in full metal, everything is clearer. The front-end bears a resemblance with the Hyundai Kona and features a similar cascading grille and composite light setup, while the side profile reminds one of the Hyundai Creta with similar straight lines and DLO.
The Hyundai Venue, unveiled at the NY auto show overnight, is tipped to start from less than $20,000 when it arrives in local showrooms in the second half of 2019. The Hyundai Venue will be positioned below the Creta in the Indian product lineup. The cabin gets an all-black treatment for India, while the global spec could get a dual-tone finish, and there is brushed silver finish on the three-spoke steering wheel, gearshift knob, and the air-con vents. It even gets a 2500mm long wheelbase. The wheelbase of the Venue stands at 2500 mm.
Being a Hyundai, it was expected that the Venue will be loaded to the gills with features, and that's exactly the case here. The impressive thing here - at least, on paper - is Hyundai's Blue Link system that makes its debut with the Venue.
Black plastic cladding, split headlights, 8.0-inch infotainment, 3.5-inch info display in the instrument cluster, there's a lot to like given the size of the Venue and front-wheel-drive vehicle architecture. It'll use Hyundai's BlueLink technology, which will offer features such as a remote start, remote operation of headlamps, air conditioning, windows and horn, emergency assist, real time traffic alert, remote vehicle immobilizer in case of theft, vehicle tracker, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The rear-end looks dynamic with a neatly-sculpted tailgate and squarish tail lamps.
In addition the Venue can also be had with the 1.2-litre petrol (81bhp/114Nm) or the 1.4-litre diesel that produces 89bhp/219Nm.
Three engine options will be on offer including Hyundai's new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The motor is paired with an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission in a first for Hyundai India, along with a manual gearbox. This includes 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines churning out 100bhp and 90bhp, respectively. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission.