No! We haven’t got the name and place of unveil of Hyundai’s latest SUV wrong. The Hyundai Venue compact SUV is based on the Carlino concept displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo. The vehicle will be unveiled globally on April 17. However, there are no leaked images of the vehicle in its full glory. Scroll down to see the pictures as well as the details of the Venue SUV.
The Hyundai Venue compact SUV details please
The quirky name aside, the Venue will be one good looking SUV. The grille is a new one for a Hyundai while the LED DRLs look similar to those of the upcoming Kona SUV. The main headlights are placed quite close to the headlamp cluster too. These headlights could be LED projector units while the fog lights will have cornering function too. The lower part of the bumper with that brushed aluminium skid plate also looks quite cool.Move to the side and you will notice the stylish 17-inch alloy wheels. The tail looks a tad stubby while the lights seem from the VW Polo. The name of the car is written in a big font right below the logo while the turbo signifies there is a turbocharged petrol engine on offer.There is an interior image as well and it showcases the fresh details Hyundai has infused. For starters, there is a centrally mounted 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will also host Hyundai’s BlueLink technology. Hyundai says that the Venue will have around 33 connected technologies. This will include a panic button, roadside assistance button, eSim from Vodafone for seamless connectivity, remote AC, engine start and stop as well as many other things. There is also a stolen vehicle notification with the Venue compact SUV.
You spoke about a turbo petrol engine…
A new for Hyundai India will be a turbo petrol engine. While the full specifics aren’t out yet, the Hyundai Venue compact SUV will offer three engines. Let’s start with the newest of the lot. This 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo petrol will produce around 118PS of power and will be available with a 7-speed DCT. Hyundai will also offer the 1.4-litre diesel engine from the i20 and also a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated petrol. Both these engines will be available with a manual transmission.All in all, the Hyundai Venue will not only offer class leading features but also technology as well. We will have to wait till April 17 for the full low down. The SUV will compete with the Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Maruti Vitara Brezza.