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Lower-spec Hyundai Venue Spied; Does It Still Look Good?


The sub-4 metre SUV will be launched in May 21, with bookings set to commence from May 2

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  • The Venue which was spied is apparently a lower-spec variant.
  • Differentiating the lower variant is the omission of various goodies, mainly the projector headlamps, DRLs and the alloy wheels.
  • Hyundai is expected to price the venue from Rs 7.2 lakh to Rs 12 lakh ( ex-showroom, India).

Hyundai’s upcoming entrant into the busy sub-4 metre segment in India has been spied on Indian roads without camouflage for the first time, ahead of its launch next month. The SUV that was spied seems to be a lower variant as it lacks some bits that was previously seen in the top-spec launch car.

Beginning from the front, the spied SUV lacks fog lamps and projector headlamps. The DRLs have also been replaced by a chrome line along with turn indicators placed in the fender instead of the ones in the ORVMs. Chrome door handles are also missing along with the biggest distinguishing factor: the dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels, which have been replaced with steel wheels and plastic covers on the spied SUV. It was also missing a rear wash wiper.

The spied Venue is most likely the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol or 1.4-litre diesel variant, further confirmed by the absence of a ‘turbo’ badge on the boot. Luckily, we also saw the Venue in action with its main rival, the Vitara Brezza, and as you can see, the difference in dimensions between the two is clearly evident.

The Venue in India will be offered with a choice of 1.2-litre petrol, 1.4-litre diesel, and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, and an in-house-developed 7-speed DCT. Out of the trio, the 1.0-litre turbocharged motor is the talk of the town, as it churns out an impressive 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque.

The Korean carmaker is yet to reveal more details and the list of variants available for India. Expect the top-spec variant to come loaded with all the goodies. This includes a sunroof, wireless charging, cruise control, and the segment-first connected feature - BlueLink, a connected car technology that works with an embedded SIM card from Vodafone. It comes with a total of 33 features, out of which 10 are India-specific according to Hyundai.

Bookings for the Venue will open on May 2, and the SUV is expected to be priced from Rs 7.2 lakh to Rs 12 lakh( ex-showroom, India). When launched, the Venue will take on the likes of the Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and the Tata Nexon.

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