The Hyundai Venue compact SUV is scheduled to be unveiled on April 17, 2019
Hyundai is gearing up for the launch of the much-awaited new Venue compact SUV in India. Scheduled to make global debut on April 17, 2019, the Hyundai Venue will directly rival the likes of Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and the segment-leader Maruti Vitara Brezza. This small SUV is claimed to be the most-advanced SUV in its category, offering several segment-first features. Clear set of images have already been leaked on the internet.
The images reveal that the styling of the Hyundai Venue is heavily inspired by the bigger Hyundai SUVs including the Kona, Santa Fe and Palisade. The front cascade grille with chrome embellishment looks like a squeezed version of the one offered in the Palisade, though the pattern is slightly different. The compact SUV comes with Hyundai’s new two-tier headlamp set-up, which is directly sourced from the Kona SUV. For people not in the know, Hyundai will launch the Kona SUV in electric avatar in India this year.
In fact, the alloy wheel design resembles to one available in the Kona SUV. The lower bumper design is also inspired by the Palisade. The side profile shares similarity with the Creta SUV, offering a boxy design with premium design highlights. The rear design is all-new, featuring wrap-around tail-lights, big bumper and strong creases and curves.
The Hyundai Venue is equipped with several segment-leading features including Hyundai BlueLink that offers 33 connected car technologies out of which 10 are India specific. Other features include a large touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, reverse camera, electrically adjustable ORVMs, ventilated front seats, electric sunroof and others.
The Hyundai Venue will be available with 2 petrol and 1 diesel engine options. The petrol version will receive the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged and a 1.4-litre unit, producing 100bhp and 99bhp respectively. The diesel version will get the 89bhp, 1.4-litre U2 CRDi engine. The 1.0-litre petrol engine will be paired to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox, making it the only model to offer this gearbox. A six-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard.