Hyundai India projects Venue as a rugged and iconic compact SUV. It’s connected car service ensures convenience. On the design front, the exterior appeal is accentuated with a front rugged cascading grill, and bumper. The front and rear light aren’t disjointed in that the character line aligns them. The shark’s fin type C-pillar is another noticeable design effort.
8 inch AVN W/Telematics and circular A/C controls are intuitive to use, and bolster Venue’s smart car experience. Ergonomics trickle down to console buttons wherein more frequently used buttons are larger, and less frequently used ones are smaller. In the front passenger side is an open tray for personal effects to be placed practically. The connected car feature has remote engine on/off capability, as well as start air conditioning before you reach your car.
A partnership with SoundHound brings forth Natural Voice Speech Recognition perfected for use in India. Server based voice recognition helps carry out search functions when driving for improved safety. This includes weather updates, and making phone calls. Route map selection is easy to ascertain with Bluelink tech. Real time live location for upto an hour can keep friends and family updated regarding your trip and ETA. Watch the detailed first look review by Nameste Car Youtube channel below.
Venue’s SOS function alerts you in case of an attempt to steal your car. In case it’s stolen, the ‘Stolen vehicle Immobilization’ feature is useful to track the car and notify police. Geo-Fence and curfew alerts are sent to your phone in case a car moves out of its pre-set area or used outside of set designated times. The feature is useful for those depending on a chauffeur.
The Venue’s start/stop button is placed conveniently on the right. All doors have a bottle holding cubby that’s measured for 1L bottles. For rear passenger convenience, Venue compact SUV features rear console air vents and a charging point. Two cup holders are designed into the rear arm rest.
With 6 airbags, including a rear curtain airbag that wraps around to keep passengers safe. Front row seats have a pretensioner for added seatbelt safety in case of collision. In case of vehicle breakdown, one can call the call centre by pressing the call button in the rear-view mirror to request tow service. In case of an accident or any emergency, one can press the SOS button to get help from the call centre to get into touch with police or an emergency service.
60:40 Split rear seats ensures flexibility to create more luggage storage space. A Rear Parcel tray can also be used to keep stuff while it covers boot storage neatly. There’s also a Luggage Lamp to load/unload cargo in the dark. Tilt Steering can be manually adjusted for comfy positioning. Here is the top of the line variant in white and black dual tone colour option. Images are credit to Rishi Sethi from Hyundai Venue FB group.