The Hyundai Venue will mark the debut of brand’s new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
Korean automaker, Hyundai has officially announced the name of the upcoming QXi compact SUV. Called the Hyundai Venue, the sub-4 meter SUV will challenge the likes of Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the segment-leader Maruti Vitara Brezza. The Hyundai Venue is scheduled to make global debut at the 2019 New York Motor Show. The company will also unveil the new model in India on the same day, which is April 17, 2019.
The Hyundai Venue will mark the brand’s entry in the sub-4 meter SUV space. Set to be Hyundai’s smallest SUV, the Venue will be built on the new Santro’s platform that will also underpin the next-generation Grand i10. This sub-4 meter will first go on sale in India during May-June 2019.
Hyundai will aim at premium position for the Venue, which could impact the sales of Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. We believe that Hyundai won’t pitch this SUV as the Vitara Brezza competition, instead aiming at premium model in the sub-4 meter category. The small SUV will be equipped with several high-end features, which are missing in the Brezza and Nexon. This sub-4 meter SUV will receive the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, segment-first telematics system and the ventilated front seats.
The Hyundai Venue will be equipped with features like electric sunroof, dual-tone roof, all-digital instrument console, automatic climate control, cruise control, hill launch assist and vehicle stability control. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, rear parking sensors and others will come as standard, while the top-spec model could receive up to 6 airbags and rear parking camera.
The Hyundai Venue will mark the debut of brand’s new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. It is expected to produce around 100bhp of power and 172Nm of torque. Besides this, the Venue compact SUV will receive the 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines. While the petrol engine is capable of producing 99bhp and 132Nm, the oil burner is good for 89bhp and 220Nm of torque. 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.