Hyundai Venue launch event today: What to expect?
South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai is all set to launch its first ever compact SUV in India today. Dubbed as Hyundai Venue, the SUV will be available in five variants and three engine options. In India, the Hyundai Venue is expected to fall under Rs. 6.7-10.42 lakh price bracket (ex-showroom). Here is our roundup.
Hyundai Venue: At a glance
The Hyundai Venue looks similar to Hyundai Creta. It features Hyundai's cascading grille, front and rear skid plates, large roof rails, and an electric sunroof. For lighting, it houses a new lower set projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, high-mounted indicators, and projector foglamps. Lastly, the SUV runs on 16-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin
The Hyundai Venue comes with a five-seater all-black cabin with a bunch of new-age features including remote engine start/stop, remote climate control, vehicle relationship management, and Android Auto. Further, it sports a multi-function steering wheel with power steering capabilities. Talking about electronic features, the SUV gets touchscreen media with Bluetooth, voice control and navigation system.
Hyundai Venue: On the road
The Hyundai Venue provides power locks for doors with central locking, parking sensors, and anti-theft provisions. The car offers ABS along with EBD and traction control for better grip on the road. It is also equipped with crash sensors to avoid road accidents. Importantly, the cabin features driver and passenger airbags as well as child safety locks.
Power and performance
The Hyundai Venue comes with two petrol and one diesel engine options. The 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine churns out 120PS of power and a peak torque of 172Nm and the 1.2-liter petrol engine produces 83PS of power and 114.7Nm of torque. Also, the SUV has a third 1.4-liter diesel engine which makes 90PS of power and a peak torque of 220Nm.
And, what about pricing?
In India, the Hyundai Venue is expected to start at Rs. 6.7 lakh for its base variant while the top-end model can go upto Rs. 10.42 lakh (both are ex-showroom prices). The SUV will lock horns with Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300 in the country.