Hyundai Venue, the company’s smallest SUV has entered production at the company plant in Tamil Nadu. It is a momentous day for Hyundai as not only has the new Venue, the company’s global entry level SUV, entered production, but it is also Hyundai’s 23rd Foundation Day in India. Bookings have also started for the new Venue at a down payment of Rs.21,000 across Hyundai dealerships and online via the Hyundai India website.
Hyundai Venue is the brand’s smallest SUV. It is being offered across 13 variants in four trim levels of E, S, SX and SX(O) and even as prices have not yet been revealed, estimates put the Hyundai Venue in a price bracket between Rs.7.5-13 lakhs.
Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “This is a proud moment for us at Hyundai. On this day 23 years ago, Hyundai entered India with a promise to make cars that will set new benchmarks in the industry. And today we are set to create history again with the Global First – roll out of VENUE, which will usher the future of connected mobility in India.”
Hyundai Venue will be presented in 7 monotone color options of Star Dust, Fiery Red, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Deep Forest, Lava Orange, Denim Blue. It will also get 3 dual tone colors of
blue with white roof, white with black roof and orange with black roof which are reserved for the top end SX variant. Its exteriors will sport an aggressive dark chrome grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, chrome door handles, a shark fin antenna, projector fog lamps and LED tail lamps.
Dubbed as the country’s first ever connected SUV, the Venue boasts of an inbuilt eSIM with Vodafone Idea Network and offers safety, emergency, vehicle monitoring and remote access via a system called BlueLink. Among its segment first features are wireless charging system, air purifier, projector fog lamps, wheel air curtains and Arkamys sound.
The engine lineup will include a 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine offering 118 bhp power and 172 Nm torque; a 1.2 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine offering 83 bhp power and 115 Nm torque while the 1.4 liter U2 CRDi diesel engine will give off 89 bhp power and 220 Nm torque. Transmission options include manual as well as 7 speed DCT auto.
The Hyundai Venue is expected to be a strong contender in the SUV segment currently dominated by the Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. Hyundai is also offering a 3 year/unlimited km warranty along with 3 years of roadside assistance with the new Venue and also claims to offer the lowest cost of maintenance with doorstep service facility.