Hyundai Venue launched at Rs6.5 lakh (ex-showroom) few days ago. The new subcompact SUV had received around 15,000 pre-bookings before the launch, and within 3 days from the price announcement, Hyundai has now acquired additional 3000 bookings for the SUV. In total received 18,000 bookings and interest from a large number of customers over 83,000 people, says Hyundai India.
Venue will be rival of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon, is offering several segment first features looks different in this competitive segment. The Venue is the first product in its segment to feature split headlamp design, with the indicators placed right under the bonnet and the main headlight units located lower on the bumper.
One of the biggest highlights of the newly launched Hyundai Venue is the BlueLink connected car technology. This not only makes the Venue the country’s first fully connected vehicle but out of the 33 connectivity features on offer, 10 are specific to the Indian market, which will not be available in the global model. Features like – remote start, climate control, geofencing, SOS alert, Indian-accented English voice assist system and much more.
Talking about the Motor, the Venue comes with three engine options; a 1.2-litre petrol engine, a 1.4.litre diesel engine, and 1.0-litre turbocharged GDI petrol unit. While the 1.2 petrol and 1.4 diesel are only offered with manual gearbox, the 1.0L petrol unit also gets an option of seven-speed DCT, making Venue the first sub-4 metro SUV to get an option of dual clutch automatic transmission.
It also gets an in-built eSIM card, powered by Vodafone-Idea and Hyundai will provide free data to the owners up to the warranty period of the car after which the SIM can be recharged with regular data packs. Other segment-first comfort features include a sunroof, wireless charging, air purifier, 8.4-inch HD display screen, eco-coating. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also part of the package.
The Venue SUV comes with Safety tech as well and includes six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with reverse camera, ESC, Hill Launch Assist and more.