2019 New York International Auto Show: Hyundai Venue SUV showcased, to be built in Korea
Hyundai's sub-4m SUV, the Venue was unveiled in India midst the Arabian sea and was confirmed for a May 21 launch. And that really made an interesting "venue" for showcasing Hyundai's first ever sub-4m compact SUV. While this one was the India-spec model, Hyundai also showcased the Venue SUV for the international markets at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Hyundai Venue will be joining Hyundai's international line-up of Kona and Kona Electric, Tucson, Santa Fe, the 8-passenger Palisade and Nexo. It will be built at Ulsan, Korea and will arrive in Hyundai dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year.
In terms of design, the Hyundai Venue gets Hyundai's new signature design language. The SUV's side profile showcases a solid wheel arch along with a strong character line, while the front cascading grille includes the new Hyundai signature face that's found on both Kona and Nexo, including composite LED lights and cube shape headlamps. This unique character line continues through the tail lamps. The Hyundai Venue will be available with 17-inch alloy wheels in the more premium variants along with the 15-inch standard wheels. Here's our detailed Image gallery of the Hyundai Venue SUV that will be available in India.
A total of eight exterior colors are available on the Hyundai Venue that include Ceramic White, Black Noir, Steller Silver, Galactic Gray, Scarlet Red, Intense Blue, Green Apple and Denim. Denim can be coupled with denim cloth and leatherette interior with a white contrasting roof. This compact SUV from Hyundai offers a choice of grey or black cloth interiors. An all-new two-tone roof, power sunroof and privacy glass will be available on the more premium variants.
"Our new Palisade is the King, but we are missing the smaller piece. And that's where Venue comes in. It may be small, but its unique and bold design sets it apart from the rest of the pack. We can see the Hyundai look in Venue but there is a unique quality that will appeal to individual customer's tastes and preferences in a way that sets it apart from the other SUVs in our lineup." mentioned, SangYup Lee, executive vice president of design, Hyundai Motor Group.
The touchscreen infotainment system in the Hyundai Venue features an 8-inch display and rearview monitor. The display includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for intuitive operation of the most commonly used smartphone functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio and voice-controlled search capabilities. Most importantly, the Hyundai Venue will be offered with BlueLink that has integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Remote starting of the ignition, pre-cooling or heating the cabin and also location detection are some of the functions that are offered through BlueLink and can be controlled using the mobile application. Here are the features options that will be offered on the India-spec Hyundai Kona.
The Hyundai Venue SUV that will be sold in the international markets is powered by a smartstream Gamma 1.6-liter engine mated to a 6-speed manual or Smartstream IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission). Hyundai claims that this unit will offer a combined fuel efficiency of 14.03 kmpl in both highway and city driving conditions. Take a look at the powertrain and transmission options that will be offered on the Hyundai Venue SUV in India.
The safety features that will be offered in the Hyundai Venue internationally include forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA) uses the car's front-facing camera to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) that helps prevent accidental lane departure by sensing road markings automatically steering the car if necessary. Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) which helps detect approaching vehicles that may be obscured from view during highway. Driver Attention Warning (DAW), a system that monitors a spectrum of driver-related characteristics to help detect driver fatigue or careless. Rear Collision Cross-Traffic Warning (RCCW) helps detect when a vehicle may have entered a car's rearward path providing a driver. It also gets drive modes which includes a snow mode.
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