The Hyundai Venue compact SUV will be unveiled on April 17, 2019 in India.
Hyundai has officially announced the name of the much-awaited sub-4 meter SUV, internally called the QXi. The production version of the QXi model has been named the Hyundai Venue. Hyundai has called the new Venue as a ‘Connected SUV’, which suggests that the small SUV will be benefitted with several connectivity features including a large infotainment system and telematics technology.
It is expected that the International-spec model could be called the Hyundai Styx. In the release, Hyundai claims that the Venue name “references a place where people want to be seen, or in this case, inside the vehicle, The Venue symbolises a third space which is trendy, unique, stylish and perfect for Hyundai’s newest connected SUV.”
The Hyundai Venue will simultaneously make global debut on April 17 in India as well as at the 2019 New York Motor Show. This sub-Creta SUV will be the brand’s first model in the sub-4 meter category. It will rival the likes of Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra XUV300. The Hyundai Venue will be based on the new Santro’s platform, which will also underpin the next-gen Grand i10 and the upcoming Kia sub-4 meter SUV.
The Hyundai Venue will share most of the styling cues from the bigger Hyundai SUVs including Kona, Santa Fe and Palisade. It will receive the new signature hexagonal-shaped cascade grille, which will be complemented by new twin-setup headlamp unit. The side and rear profile will share resemblance with the Creta SUV.
The Hyundai Venue is expected to offer the most advanced interior in its segment. The SUV is likely to offer best-in-class fit and finish and material quality. It is already confirmed that the small SUV will be fitted to electric sunroof. Adding to it, the SUV will also get the segment-first ventilated front seats. For entertainment and connectivity, the Venue will be fitted to 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The SUV will also receive the telematics app that offers the status and other information.
The Hyundai Venue will be available with 2 petrol and 1 diesel engine. The petrol version will get the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged and the 1.4-litre unit. While the former is likely to offer around 100bhp and 172Nm of torque, the 1.4L petrol will offer 100bhp of power. The oil burner will be a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi unit that is good for 89bhp. Transmission options are likely to include a six-speed manual and a segment-first dual-clutch gearbox (1.0L turbo petrol only).