2019 Hyundai Venue spotted at dealership ahead of May 21 launch
With the Hyundai Venue India launch closing in on May 21, the compact SUV has been spotted undisguised at a dealership. Bookings have already begun, and the Venue seems to have hit the right cords, over 2,000 bookings were made on the first day itself. The Hyundai Venue's prices are still to be revealed but we expect the on-road price to range between the Rs 10 to 15 lakh mark.
The Venue SUV will get two petrol and one diesel engine which will be mated to two manual and one dual-clutch automatic transmission in various permutations. One of the petrols, and of most interest to us, is the new Kappa T-GDI 1.0-litre turbo. This three-cylinder motor will make 120PS and 172Nm. This will be paired with two gearboxes, a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and a six-speed manual. The other petrol motor, for lower-spec cars, will be the 1.2-litre petrol with 83PS and 116Nm, as seen on various Hyundai cars in India. The single diesel option will be the 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor which puts out 90PS and 220Nm, paired with a six-speed manual.
The interiors of the Venue see a few bits previously unseen on Hyundais here. While the steering wheel and instrumentation seem like the regular Hyundai high-quality fare, unique is the new centre console arrangement. New here is the layout of the infotainment and the climate control knobs with integrated displays. The colour patterns and overall theme remind us of the Creta and other Hyundai products.
The Venue's various design takes inspiration from the brand's other SUVs like the Kona and Santa Fe. It gets at large honeycomb grille, split headlamps, and a general squared-off look. Further, the stocky, short wheelbase look has been highlighted. The production-spec car has subtle cuts and creases along the body, and ends with quite a minimalist accentuated with the small squarish tail lamps. Dimensionally, the Hyundai venue will be 3,995mm long, 1,770mm wide and 1,590mm tall. The wheelbase is 2,500mm. Top-spec cars get a 215/60 R16.
Uniquely, the Venue will also be available with the Hyundai Blue Link suite of connected car features. Also, Hyundai claims the Venue will be equipped with a number of features previously unseen in this segment. These are the DCT gearbox, wireless charger, air purifier, projector fog lamps, an HD Display Screen, chrome outside door handles, wheel air curtains, an Arkamys sound system and eco-coating.
Safety will be handled by upto six airbags, speed sensing auto door lock, ABS, ESC/ESP, hill assist, brake assist and ISOFIX seats.
Hyundai will offer the Venue with a three year/unlimited kilometres warranty package and three years of roadside assistance. There will be four trims and seven colour options.
Spy image sources: Gagan Choudhary via Facebook
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