The Hyundai Venue has been launched. We will finally get a clear picture of the much-awaited sub-four meter car from Hyundai. Hyundai will enter the most fierce segment of the market where almost all major manufacturers want a piece of the pie. The car will not enter without a few aces up its sleeves. There will be a lot of segment first features and will make the Hyundai a benchmark to reckon with. The car will be made using the companies new BlueLink technology. To know the features of BlueLink, the launch and specs scroll down now.
The popularity of Hyundai Venue can be understood from the fact that there is a waiting period of 1.5-2 months for the new compact SUV, depending on the variant. On the very first day of the commencement of bookings on 2nd May 2019, Hyundai Venue had received more than 2,000 orders.
What are the features offered on the Hyundai Venue? What are the specifications? Read below to find out more.
Hyundai Venue Price in India
The pricing of the Venue is competition. Hyundai seems to have a winner in hand with this new SUV. The pricing is competitive and the company is banking on the 1.2-litre petrol engine and the 1.4-litre diesel to add a lot of numbers. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol is a promising engine for enthusiasts.
The car will be made in India and will be exported to many countries. Check out the picture below of the name and badge. So how will it be a smart SUV? The car has been enabled by Hyundai’s BlueLink technology. The technology will include the following functions –
- In build eSim by Idea Vodafone for seamless connectivity
- 10 India specific functions
- SOS, RSA & BlueLink button inbuilt for easy access
- Key Focus on safety, Security, Vehicle Relationship management and more. (see table below for more information)
- The first car in India with a Panic Button
The companies new marketing slogan with this car is – #WhenYouLoveToExplore. The headlights get DRLs integrated into them. The top variant will get a sunroof and the taillights are very Hyundai Cretaisque. The Hyundai Venue will be the SUV that is going up against the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport and the Tata Nexon. This will be an all-new design to capture the compact SUV market.
The design while being new will be heavily inspired by the elder sibling, the Hyundai Creta. The Venue appears to have a lot of Creta design in its window, design profile, and roof rails. It also appears have got new alloy wheels which will benefit the distinguishing this car from it’s an elder sibling, the Creta. Under the camouflage, we can see that the wheel arches are a bit more aggressive and make the car look wider. Hyundai has been gaining ground in every segment of the market and beating some in important segments. The car will be coming next year and be a very crucial launch for the manufacturer. This car is being developed in India and South Korea simultaneously. The car was seen testing in North America too.
Hyundai Venue BlueLink Technology
Hyundai says that the technology has been specially tested and developed with India in mind. The SOS, Road Side Assistance and BlueLink button are on the Inside Rear View. The company is going to try and beat MG to the punch on introducing such technologies. The MG Hector is also going to come in with these technologies. While we will know more about the MG in the coming week and the technology on offer. We now know that the Hyundai Venue will be able to monitor live traffic and will also be able to perform other functions like find my car and send distress messages to family members and loved ones. The Venue will also have a chauffeur mode and a geo-fencing ability. With these features and abilities, the car will have added functions like Find My Car. The feature that is really going to be a hit is the remote start function of this car. The car can be started remotely via an app and the temperature can be set according to what climate is prevailing. The car will have a total of 33 such features.
Hyundai Venue History
Hyundai has already started testing this new car in the country. Spy shots of the Hyundai Venue testing have surfaced some time back and we had shared them first with you. The car was earlier spotted testing in South Korea and North America last year. With these new shots of the car coming to light, the car looks like it’s is taking a lot of styling and design inspiration from the bigger Hyundai Creta. The car is looking to shape up more in-tune with the Hyundai families design in mind. The rear tail lamps look like they are smaller and sleeker versions of the Creta’s tail lamps.
The below pictures of the car are from the rear. The car has been spotted testing again. we will add here that the car has a great amount of inspiration from the Creta, and some might look at it as a mini Hyundai Creta.
The below images will give one a proper understanding of the design and size of the car. The car looks like it’s trying to keep up with the Carlino concepts squared off edges and boxy and tall looks. The rear looks inspired by the Creta to no end and the front is a new face with a new grille design.
On the inside, we can see that the car gets Creta like seats and big storage area in the centre console. The seats have adjustable headrests and the car has a full on black interior. This will be changed for production. The car could get a dual tone beige interior like the Creta, It will get buttons and bits on the dashboard that will come from more premium models in the llineup
Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 will be a better option
Hyundai Venue Design
The compact SUV concept was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo as the Hyundai Carlino concept. This SUV had boxy styling. Something normally associated with the traditional looks one wants in an SUV. The final product from the concept’s design is cleaner with sleeker and better lines. That is what even the Creta is all about. If you look at the front of this SUV, you shall notice the large front-grille and sleek headlamps.
If we see the spy shots we can see a lot of the design cues from the concept vehicle have been carried on into the production version of the car. The Hyundai Venue looks like it will be borrowing space and practicality in design from its elder sibling the Hyundai Creta. This is Hyundai’s first compact SUV and Hyundai has delayed its MUV plan to get the one faster. There will be some elements from the Carlino concept; however, this will be an all-new SUV in design. The Hyundai Venue will have technology, function and fashion as it three important pillars. The wheel arches are muscular too.
Hyundai Venue Interior
The Hyundai Venue will have macho looks and not a crossover like the design. The Carlino concept showed squarish wheel arches, large size wheels, high ground clearance (at least 195mm) and aggressive styling. The Venue will be a vehicle for daily work use on weekdays and adventure trips on the weekend. So, it will have good space in both the rows and even the boot space should be better than the competition (Just what Hyundai did with the XCent). The length of the Hyundai Venue will be under four meters.
On the inside, it will have good enough space in both rows. Hyundai has been focusing on enhancing the rear seat space on most of its products, like the Grand i10, i20 and the XCent. The Grand i10 was modified for the Indian car market to increase its wheelbase and rear seat knee room. The boot size too will be large enough for a vehicle of this segment. One of the best bits will be the features on offer. Hyundai will be offering best-in-class features. Hyundai Venue seating capacity is for 5 people only.
The car will get a new dashboard with crisper lines than the large and flowing Creta dashboard. It will get the same infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car will get a good amount of storage spaces too. The Venue could also get a sunroof and 6 airbags in its top variant. This will be a good safety measure and also something Hyundai should offer as Mahindra will be offering 7 airbags on the upcoming XUV300.
Hyundai Venue Specifications
Hyundai has announced that the Venue will be getting a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which will make 116bhp of power. This is the same engine that does duty on the i20 abroad. With Ford offering the Ecoboost engine on the Ecosport. This will be an exciting engine for the Indian market. Tata Nexon has been doing well in the Indian market with its petrol engine. Possibly, this will be an example that Hyundai shall be offering lesser power for better mileage. This engine will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission and there will be an automatic or AMT on offer too. The AMT gearbox could be the one that was offered on the Hyundai Santro recently.
In the diesel, there will be the 1.4-litre diesel producing about 95-100bhp of power. The Hyundai Venue will be sold with these two engines. There will be six-speed manual and even a six-speed automatic transmission that will be offered on both the engines. That is when the compact SUV segment will get something new. There is an option for the petrol automatic but no diesel automatic at the moment. The diesel will be the major seller in this segment. The Korean automaker also has a 1.2-litre diesel engine, but we aren’t certain if that will make it into production anytime soon.
Hyundai Venue Mileage
|1.2 P 5MT||17.5 km/l|
|1.4D 6MT||23.4 km/l|
The mileage of the Venue looks promising for the ARAI numbers. This SUV is made available in multiple variants and at the moment, petrol automatic is there only on the 1.0-litre turbo petrol. In terms of diesel, the performance is good and it does stand out. This is an apt pick for the enthusiasts. 1.0-litre turbo petrol and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Hyundai has a strong product in its hand.
Hyundai Venue Images
Hyundai Venue Competition
The Hyundai Venue competes with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Honda WRV, Ford Ecosport and the upcoming Mahindra XUV300. This is one segment that is on the rise and at the moment is one of the fastest growing. Hyundai Venue will add more variety for car buyers and an opportunity to upgrade to an SUV instead of a premium hatchback. Hyundai’s strategy will be to price the vehicle at par with Maruti Suzuki and at the same time even offer more added value for its compact SUV. This has what Hyundai has been targeting with its new products. The competition has now become stiff as other compact SUVs have now upped the game.