Hyundai Venue SUV: Here are the top five things that you should know
Hyundai has launched the Venue in India at an exciting price of Rs 6.5 lakh. What makes it an important offering is the fact that Hyundai, with the Venue, has entered the Sub-4m SUV space. Hyundai dealerships across the country have been accepting bookings for the SUV for a token amount of Rs.21,000. In fact, the company received over 2,000 bookings on the first day. This speaks volumes abut the Hyundai Venue SUV's anticipation in the country. The Hyundai Venue does get a new design language which has not been seen on the company's present portfolio. The cabin too boasts of a similar treatment. Importantly, it will be offered with Hyundai's BlueLink system which is is Hyundai's connectivity solution that allows your smartphone to be connected to your car, giving remote access to some of the car's features. Along with remote access, the Blue Link will provide safety, security, location-based and alert services. In case you missed the launch event yesterday, here are the top five things about the Hyundai Venue SUV that you should know:
1) The Hyundai Venue gets a distinct design language that will be seen on the upcoming Kona and the new-gen Tucson. Importantly, this design language will also be witnessed in the new-gen or the 2020 Hyundai Creta that launched in India next year. Among the highlights of the Hyundai Venue SUV are the cascading grille and the slim DRLs, similar to what we see on the Tata Harrier, the diamond finished alloys. squarish profile and the neat and tidy tail section.
Hyundai Venue shares its styling elements with the Hyundai Palisade
2) The Hyundai Venue comes loaded with tech and features, which includes its international BlueLink system that debuts in an Indian car. It comes with 33 features out of which are 10 are India-spec. Remote access to engine, climate control, door locks and more. All of that using a mobile phone app.
3) The compact SUV from Hyundai is offered with a choice between two petrol and one diesel engine paired to either two manual or one dual-clutch automzatic transmission in various permutations. One of the petrols is the new Kappa T-GDI 1.0 litre turbo. This three-cylinder motor is available in its higher output iteration, which makes 120PS and 172 Nm. his engine is already available on a number of Hyundai and Kia cars globally like the i20 since 2015. The other petrol motor, for comparatively lower-spec models, is the 1.2-litre petrol with 83PS and 116Nm, as seen on various Hyundai cars in India. The single diesel option is the 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor which puts out 90PS and 220Nm, paired with a six-speed manual.
4) The Hyundai Venue will be a rival to the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUv300. The EcoSport is the longest though at 3,998mm, followed by the Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300 at 3,995mm and the Tata Nexon at 3,994mm. The XUV300 is the widest of all at 1,821mm, followed by the Nexon at 1,811mm. The Vitara Brezza slots in next, measuring 1,790mm, followed by the Venue and EcoSport at 1,770mm and 1,765mm respectively.
5) The Hyundai's pricing is competitive which means it finds itself competing with all these cars at various levels. The Venue has a thoughtful mix of variants too to keep the prices within reach. The base 1.2 petrol can be had for as little as Rs 6.5 lakh but only in the lower E and S trims. The tech-heavy 1.0 litre turbo petrol comes in S, SX and SX(O), starting at Rs 8.21 lakh and going up to Rs 10.60 lakh. The seven-speed DCT only comes in the S and SX+ trims, this lowers the entry price to Rs 9.35 lakh. The diesel is available in all four trims, starting at Rs 7.75 lakh. All introductory, ex-showroom.
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