The Hyundai Venue has been an extremely successful car for the Korean carmaker in the Indian market. Barely 3 since it was first launched in the market, the subcompact SUV have breached the 3-lakh sales mark and now the company has launched the 2022 facelift of the car. Apart from some significant design changes, the car also gets many more features and tech than before. Hyundai says it offers 11 first-in-segment and best-in-segment features.
The two-tone black and greige seat upholster
The new Venue is based on Hyundai’s global design language of sensuous sportiness and gets an almost new face. The dark chrome front grille reminds you of the much bigger SUVs from the brand like the Tucson, while the car now also gets LED projector headlamps with LED DRL and positioning lamps. The bumpers, along with 16-inch alloys, are also new on the car. The connecting LED tail lamps are a highlight on the rear. Hyundai calls them H-shaped lights. For the first time, the brand is offering a dual-tone colour option on the car, called Fiery Red with a Phantom Black Roof. Hyundai is also offering a range of 47 accessories and 3 accessory packs with the car called the Basic pack, the Advance pack, and the Supreme pack.
The two-tone black and greige seat upholstery are new inside the cabin, while the car now gets an integrated air purifier along with an all-digital instrument cluster which can be customised. The new Venue features a 1st in segment power driver’s seat with 4-way adjustment and a 1st in segment 2-step rear reclining seat that ensures some more space in the 2nd row.
The car also gets a wireless phone charger along with front & rear Type-C USB chargers which is segment-first. The new Venue now comes with more than 60 connected features, including location-based services, Over-the-Air navigation updates, vehicle diagnostics, and voice assistance.
The 8-inch touch screen system comes with 10 Regional + 2 international languages, which offer great utility. It is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and many variants get wireless connectivity. Then there are embedded voice commands, which are the first in the segment and come with a host of features. The Home-to-Car (H2C) with Alexa and Google voice assistant is a great addition as well and gives access to a lot of features using voice commands remotely. Hyundai has also added the ambient sounds of nature feature, which makes for a stress-free drive in pressure situations.
The heart remains the same in the new location. There are 3 engines to choose from, of which one is diesel, and one of the 2 petrol mills is a turbo that comes with the popular iMT and DCT gearbox options. The 2 remaining engines just get a manual gearbox option. The new-gen DCT on the Venue feels quicker than before and aids in better acceleration. The SUV also gets 3 drive modes in the DCT model called Normal, Eco, and Sport. There is a perceptible difference in the pick-up in the Sport mode, while the Eco mode helps in getting better fuel efficiency. Hyundai is claiming up to 18.5 kmpl on petrol and around 22 kmpl on the diesel variants of the car.
The new Venue gets more than 30 safety features, the being 6 airbags, albeit only in the top variant. You also get features like vehicle stability management, tyre pressure monitoring system, hill assist control, electronic stability control, and Isofix mounts.
Prices for the new Venue start at Rs. 7.53 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs. 10.69 lakh for the 1.2-liter Petrol version. The Turbo models are priced between Rs. 9.99 lakh and Rs. 12.57 lakh. Finally, the Diesel range starts from Rs. 9.99 lakh and goes up to Rs. 12.32 lakh. Dual-tone exterior colour option is available at Rs. 15,000. The company is offering 3 years/unlimited kms basic warranty, 3-year roadside assistance, and 3 years free Bluelink subscription as a standard on the car.