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Yamaha joins the neo-retro bandwagon with the FZ-X

The FZ-X model not only has a neo-retro design theme for a nostalgic experience, but also gets technology to meet the needs of the modern-day rider.

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Neo-Retro seems to be a prevalent theme in the Indian motorcycle space with many manufacturers launching products that subscribe to the thought. The latest to join the party is Japanese giant Yamaha which has launched the FZ-X motorcycle in the market. The bike, based on the ever-popular Yamaha FZ, is targeted at a buyer who is looking to get the same reliability in a unique design. Along with the FZ-X, the brand has also launched its most popular scooter in India, the Fascino in a hybrid avatar. The 125 cc scooter is available in both Disc and Drum brake versions.

YAMAHA FZ-X

The FZ-X model has a neo-retro design theme for a nostalgic experience but also gets technology to meet the needs of the modern-day rider. It gets unique looking bi-functional LED headlights with daytime running lights, a newly designed negative LCD console with a power socket, and an LED taillight. There are metal components visible on the fuel tank, side covers, engine guard, headlight stays, the front fender, fender stay, and the grab-bar for increased strength and durability. The front forks are covered with black colour boots which contribute to a different style. The bike gets a higher handlebar that is positioned closer to the rider, which in sync with a relatively flat step-up seat and differently positioned footpegs offers improved ergonomics, according to Yamaha. 

On the convenience front, a side stand with an engine cut-off switch, a lower engine protector guard and for safety, a Bosch single-channel ABS with tubeless tyres are present on the bike. The FZ-X is Bluetooth enabled, and it also receives a communication control unit that is compatible with Yamaha’s dedicated Y-Connect app. Through this, the rider can check smartphone notifications via the instrument cluster icons, look at maintenance recommendations, track the bike’s last parking location, track fuel consumption, receive malfunction notification, along with a unique feature – The Revs Dashboard, which displays data such as engine rpm, degree of throttle opening, rate of acceleration, an eco-friendly riding indicator, etc on the riders’ smartphone. 

The bike is powered by an air-cooled, 4-stroke, 149 cc, SOHC engine which generates 12.4 PS of peak power at 7,250 rpm and 13.3 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Yamaha says the exhaust note is extensively tuned to produce a powerful sound. The FZ-X gets a ground clearance of 165 mm and weighs 139 kg. The bike has been launched in three colours — metallic blue, matt copper and matt black. It is priced starting at Rs 1,16,800 lakh while the Bluetooth enabled trim is priced at Rs 1,19,800 (ex-showroom),

YAMAHA FASCINO 125 HYBRID

The Fascino 125 Fi hybrid continues to be powered by an air-cooled, fuel-injected, 125 cc engine that produces a power output of 8.2 PS @6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 10.3 Nm @5,000rpm. As standard, the scooter gets a Smart Motor Generator (SMG) system where the generator functions as an electric motor to give a power assist when you accelerate from a stop, reducing the insecurity caused by the wobble during start-outs in tandem riding or during uphill climbs. About three seconds after starting, or when the throttle is cut back or the engine rpm exceeds the prescribed level, the Power Assist function is cancelled. Also, an indicator light in the instrument cluster informs the rider when the hybrid system is in operation. The system also helps in a quiet engine start system and automatic stop and start system. Yamaha says it plans to expand this technology to Ray ZR 125 Fi soon.

The more expensive disc brake version of the Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid gets features like LED headlight, daytime running lights and LED tail light. It also gets a digital instrument cluster and Bluetooth connectivity with Yamaha motorcycle connect X App which offers convenience features like answer back, locate my vehicle, riding history, parking record, and hazard. The scooter also gets features like a side stand engine cut-off switch, multi-function key with seat opener function, a 21-litre under-seat storage compartment, foldable convenience hook and an optional USB Charger. There are some new colours to choose from depending on the variant. These include vivid red special, matt black special and cool blue metallic on the disc brake variant. The new colours on the drum variant include vivid red, cool blue metallic and yellow cocktail.

The writer is Senior Editor at carandbike.com

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APPLE TO LAUNCH A VARIETY OF NEW GADGETS STARTING THIS FALL

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Apple is prepared to introduce several new gadgets between this fall and the start of 2023, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

According to The Verge, four iPhone 14 models, a group of new iPads, three Apple Watch models, multiple M2 and M3-updated Macs, updated AirPods Pro earbuds, a new HomePod, and an enhanced Apple TV are among the things Gurman refers to as a “deluge” of. Gurman anticipates finding the chip and its versions in several different devices, although Apple only revealed two new Macs using its flagship M2 CPU at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month. An M2 Mac mini, M2 Mac mini Pro, M2 Pro / M2 Max 14, and 16-inch MacBook Pros, as well as an M2 Ultra / M2 Extreme Mac Pro, are all included.

There’s the long-rumored mixed reality headgear from Apple, which is anticipated to include an M2 processor. If all of this wasn’t overwhelming enough, Gurman claims that Apple’s M3 chip is already under development and will probably be used in the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air notebooks that will be available in 2019.

Apple will release the iPhone 14 this autumn, and Gurman’s research provides a summary of all the speculations that have been circulating for the previous year or so. One is that, according to reports, the new and more potent A16 chip and support for always-on displays will only be available for the Pro and Pro Max variants.

A 48-megapixel camera sensor, a new notch with a “pill-shaped cutout” for Face ID, and a hole-punch-style selfie camera are also expected to be included in the iPhone 14 Pro models. The 6.7-inch variant will replace the Mini model, according to Gurman, while the normal iPhone 14 will contain the A15 CPU found in the iPhone 13.

According to Gurman’s source, Apple will introduce 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models using M2 technology later this year, as well as a larger iPad between 14 and 15 inches in the “next year or two.” Additionally, Gurman supports a previous rumour from 9to5Mac that claims a new entry-level iPad will feature an A14 CPU, 5G, and USB-C connectivity, as reported by The Verge. The basic Watch Series 8, a redesigned SE, and a more “rugged” watch aimed at users who participate in “extreme sports” are the other three new Apple Watch models that are anticipated for sale this fall.

Gurman points out that although the S8 chip found in the forthcoming Watch Series 8 will provide performance comparable to that of the S7 and S6 chips, the Watch that will be released the following year is expected to have an updated processor. Gurman predicts that Apple will drop the Series 3 this fall in favour of the new SE, which might include the S8 CPU, an upgrade from the S5 chip found in the SE model from 2020.

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MAHINDRA SCORPIO IS REBORN AS THE IMPROVED SCORPIO-N AVATAR

The all-new Scorpio-N is a completely new ground-up, with no carryover components of the existing Scorpio. This has allowed the car to improve across all critical parameters: performance, capabilities, technology, sophistication, ride and handling, interiors, and appearance. The SUV will be offered in seven body colour options.

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Exactly 20 years after it was first launched in the market, the Mahindra Scorpio is back, and it has changed completely. Mahindra says the All-New Scorpio-N is completely new ground-up, with no carryover components of the existing Scorpio. This according to the company has allowed the car to improve across all critical parameters: performance, capabilities, technology, sophistication, ride and handling, NVH, interiors, and appearance. The development and engineering of the Scorpio-N is the outcome of an overall investment of Rs 1,600 crore which includes setting up a new and highly automated manufacturing line.

The deep forest option of the new Scorpio N-SUV.The Red Rage option of the new Scorpio N-SUV.

DESIGN

The new Scorpio-N is designed at Pininfarina, Italy, and Mahindra India Design Studio (MIDS), Mumbai, and engineered by the teams at Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) near Chennai and Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC) in the USA. Mahindra says the signature wheel arches have been made even more muscular taking inspiration from the sinewy silhouette of a swimmer. A metallic Scorpio tail element is integrated into the beltline, swinging all the way to the top of the window, giving the Scorpio-N more of a sting. On the face, you get a familiar grille with vertical slats and double barren LED headlamps along with sequential turn indicators. The swing door continues on the rear, something that has been a signature Scorpio thing. The SUV will be offered in seven body colour options: Deep Forest, Napoli Black, Everest White, Red Rage, Dazzling Silver, Royal Gold, and Grand Canyon. 

INTERIORS

The cabin gets a rich coffee-black leatherette upholstery, best-in-class command seating position, a center console encased in robust metal finished dual rails, advanced infotainment system, and more, taking the premiumness to the next level, according to Mahindra. The car also scores high on technology; it is powered by AdrenoX intelligence which comes with 70+ connects apps, Android Auto and Apple Car Play, and built-in Alexa functionality. Alexa voice assistant supports in-vehicle controls even in offline mode. With the Scorpio-N, Mahindra has also introduced what3words integrated with Alexa. You also get a 3D Sound System by Sony along with a 20.32 cm infotainment screen. A wireless charger, an electric seat for the driver, and a sunroof are also available on the car. The 2nd row gives the option of both captain seats and bench seats while the 3rd row is now only front-facing.

ENGINE

The Scorpio-N is powered by a TGDi mStallion Petrol engine with 200 PS of power and 380 Nm of torque, and a mHawk Diesel engine with 175PS of power and 400 Nm torque, offered in both 6-speed Manual and Automatic Transmissions, and 4X4 as an option. It is built on the brand’s new third-generation body-on-frame platform and claims to offer class-leading structural rigidity, off-road capability, and great on-road manners. Mahindra says, the structure has been optimised to offer higher levels of dynamic competencies and assured handling capabilities. The Penta-link rear suspension features the segment-first watts link mechanism to offer a confident ride and handling attributes. The first-in-segment Frequency Dependent Damping (FDD) technology is devised to offer a smooth, comfortable ride experience. 

The All-New Scorpio-N gets the 4XPLOR, first-in-class intelligent terrain management. With a mere touch, the electric shift-on-the-fly 4Wheel Drive System transforms the Scorpio-N from 2WD mode into a more capable 4WD beast. There also are various off-road modes on offer depending on the surface you’re driving on. On the 4×2 version, the car gets Zip, Zap and Zoom drive modes. While Zip is for smooth riding, especially through traffic, Zap is for true Mahindra SUV performance, and, Zoom amps it up for more engaging and exhilarating ride quality.

PRICES

Mahindra has only announced the prices of the manual variants of the car till now while the rest of the prices will be revealed on July 21. While the base Petrol is priced at Rs. 11.99 lakh, the top Diesel Z8L will set you back by Rs. 19.49 lakh, ex-showroom. These are only Introductory Prices that are applicable on the first 25,000 bookings. The SUV will be available for test drives starting 5th July 2022 in 30 cities and the rest of the country by 15th July 2022. Bookings will open online and simultaneously at Mahindra dealerships on 30th July 2022. 

The author is a senior editor at carandbike.com

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Companies Using Digital Transformation for Success

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Digital transformation is the need of the industries. It has become highly essential for businesses to survive amidst extensive industry competition. No matter how much anyone stresses digital transformation, some companies will remain delusional regarding digital transformation until they get inspired by a few top-notch companies who transformed the right way. So, are you looking to learn more about the success stories of these enterprises? It’s the best place for you!

Are you planning to implement digital transformation in your company? Or, are you helping a brand leverage digitization in their organization? Gorging on some top-rated success stories will give you an excellent start. Here you will learn about some of the companies who successfully leveraged digital transformation in their organizations and created benchmarks for the rest to follow.

Here are the cases of some companies that created the best digital transformation strategies. We will also discuss its impact on their organizations in the long haul. Let’s review the companies using digital transformation for success!

  1. Porsche

Porsche, the German automaker best renowned for its high-performance automobiles, has long been digitizing its operations: digitalization encompasses everything from R&D centers to software development projects to obtain customer input.

The latter is based on a new breed of CRM system that aims to collect all customer information. This information adapts to each client touchpoint, resulting in a more seamless engagement. In this case, more customer happiness equates to increased sales.

Porsche Consulting Innovation Labs, a separate business comprising technology and software professionals, i.e., scientists, was established to drive innovation. Every team collaborates to turn big data, machine learning, blockchain, and the Internet of Things into practical solutions while maintaining operational agility.

  1. Starbucks

Thanks to the tech-savvy CEO Kevin Johnson, the company was able to take its business to the next level, dramatically growing in size. Starbucks is the third-largest restaurant chain in the United States, with 1,900 new locations established in 2019, indicating a 7% rise in unit

growth.

According to company representatives, the company achieved such a fantastic result by utilizing Deep Brew, an AI-based tool. AI analyzes population, income levels, traffic, rival presence, etc. The method is being used to find the best locations for the company’s new eateries.

The program can forecast sales, earnings, and other aspects of economic performance after obtaining and processing all of the data. The corporation has been driving sales by optimizing menus due to its effective use of big data. It’s also worth mentioning that the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program is available for the corporation to obtain more precise information from its customers.

  1. Unilever

Unilever’s most significant obstacle in the digital transformation is its sheer scale. It serves 2.5 billion daily clients and operates 300 manufacturing plants in 190 countries. Nonetheless, it has achieved its key objectives thus far thanks to its devotion and investments in bespoke software development.

By collecting additional data, the corporation chose to improve its data analytics infrastructure. In 2019, the firm collected 900 million individual consumer records, a significant rise from the previous year’s modest 200 million.

During the manufacturing process, digital transformation is also prevalent. Unilever can improve the accuracy of demand estimates and plan production with the help of data and predictive analytics. In 2018, Unilever also unveiled ten new data-driven brands. They can create new items in less than six months from the ground up.

  1. Keller Williams

Gary Keller, the business’s co-founder, and CEO, marked a turning point in its history when he announced in 2018 that the company would no longer be a real estate company but would instead become a technology company specializing in real estate.

The launch of KW Command, which replaced an earlier third-party CRM system, was the most significant shift. This technology is a customizable and open platform that helps agents run their businesses more efficiently. Keller Williams, of course, doesn’t stop there and now works with firms like Google, DocuSign, and Nextdoor, as well as a variety of software development partners.

Following Covid-19, the firm stated that it has partnered with Facebook to teach agents on

virtual home tour best practices. All of this demonstrates that digital transformation is in its DNA.

  1. IKEA

IKEA is an excellent illustration of how a traditional business can lead the way in digital transformation. It has promoted a solid plan to provide an omnichannel purchasing experience, bolstering its e-commerce presence.

Apart from switching to smaller-format stores, the Swedish company also allows customers to choose furniture using augmented reality before purchasing. In 2017, Ikea purchased TaskRabbit, a people-hiring site that helps Ikea customers locate workers to assemble their furniture.

Ikea has recently announced the acquisition of Geomagical Labs, a firm noted for its superior 3D and visual AI technology. Customers will be able to upload photos to the app that will instantly render them in 3D. Consequently, potential buyers will have the opportunity to switch out outdated things for new ones.

  1. LEGO

LEGO was on the edge of bankruptcy in 2003. But, it has since thrived thanks to the successful deployment of digital transformation. After learning a lesson, the company’s leaders eventually recognized a new type of consumer.

The corporation spends a significant amount of money on mobile games and apps, which combine the physical and digital worlds. LEGO has been experimenting with 3D printing to allow customers to design their goods. Furthermore, the company constantly improves the block, adding sensors and other complex aspects.

The LEGO Boost app bubbled up to educate children on how to code. The startup also demonstrated a visual recognition-powered app that converts photos into LEGO models. The activities above helped the company make Brand Finance Global’s 500 most valuable brands list.

Conclusion:

Every company wants to create history like these giants. So, they are deploying digital transformation in their organizations. It creates immense career opportunities worldwide. Do you want to become a part of the global revolution? Enroll in a relevant course from a reputed website like Simplilearn online learning, and start your journey!

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8 Crucial SEO Ranking Factors You Need to Be Aware Of

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As a business owner, you know that ranking high in search engine results is essential to driving traffic to your website. But what exactly determines your ranking?

There are over 200 ranking factors that Google takes into account when determining where to rank a website in its search engine results pages (SERPs). That’s a lot for any one person – or even an SEO agency – to keep track of.

But don’t despair! While it may seem like an impossible task, there are ways to stay on top of all the latest ranking factors and ensure that your website is always performing at its best.

There are many factors that go into it, but some are more important than others. Here are 8 of the most crucial SEO ranking factors you need to know:

Relevancy

One of the most important ranking factors is relevancy. That is, how relevant your website and its content is to the searcher’s query.

If you want to rank for a certain keyword or phrase, make sure that your website and content are actually about that topic. You can do this by including the keyword throughout your site, from the titles and headlines to the body text and metadata.

Avoid Keyword Stuffing

Keyword stuffing is the act of filling a page with an excessive amount of keywords in an attempt to manipulate search engine rankings. Although it was once a common practice, search engines have since become much more sophisticated and can now identify when a page is being stuffed with keywords. Not only is keyword stuffing ineffective, it can also result in search engine penalties that can severely harm a website’s ranking.

When creating content for your website, it’s important to use keywords sparingly and focus on creating quality, informative content that will engage readers. Using too many keywords on a single page can not only turn off readers but also trigger search engine penalties that can hurt your website’s ranking.

User Experience

Another important ranking factor is user experience. Google wants to provide its users with the best possible experience, so it takes into account things like how easy your site is to navigate and whether or not users are able to find what they’re looking for.4. Page Speed

Google also looks at page speed when determining rankings. If your site takes too long to load, users are likely to click away before they even get a chance to see your content.

Mobile-Friendliness

In today’s mobile-first world, it’s also important to have a mobile-friendly website. Google gives preference to websites that are optimized for mobile devices and displays them higher in search results.

HTTPS Encryption

Another ranking factor that’s become more important in recent years is HTTPS encryption. Websites that are encrypted with HTTPS are seen as more secure and trustworthy by Google, so they tend to rank higher.

Freshness

There’s no doubt that fresh content is essential for keeping your website relevant and engaging for both search engines and users. But what exactly is “fresh” content? Fresh content is any new or updated content on your site, whether it’s a blog post, product description, or even just a simple tweak to an existing page.

Search engines love fresh content because it signals that your site is active and up to date, which gives them more reason to rank it prominently in their search results. And when users find fresh, relevant content on your site, they’re more likely to stick around and keep coming back for more.

Backlinks

Finally, backlinks are also a major ranking factor. Backlinks are links from other websites that point to your website. The more high-quality backlinks you have, the higher you’ll rank in search results.

Final Thoughts

These are just some of the most important SEO ranking factors you need to know about. By focusing on these factors, you can improve your ranking and drive more traffic to your website.

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How to watch BBC iPlayer abroad?

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Did you know that the BBC iPlayer is geo restricted? This means that if you’re not in the United Kingdom, you can’t watch it. However, there is a way to get around this restriction. All you need is a good VPN service. If you’re looking to watch BBC iPlayer content when traveling abroad, whether it’s for work or pleasure, there are a few methods you can use. Some of the more popular options include using a VPN service, using a best VPN streaming device like an Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV, or watching BBC iPlayer through a web browser. Whichever route you choose, be sure to research the best way to watch BBC iPlayer before leaving for your trip.

How A VPN Works?

VPN technology was created in order to solve certain security and privacy concerns. But what many people don’t realize is that a VPN can also be used to bypass content restrictions and can help you access censored or blocked content. Additionally, a VPN can be used to improve your online security by protecting your computer from hackers and malware. By encrypting your traffic and hiding your IP address, a VPN makes it difficult for criminals to track you or steal your information. VPNs are becoming an increasingly popular way to access geo-restricted content. Whether you want to watch the latest episode of your favorite show on BBC iPlayer or access Facebook while you’re traveling in China, a ExpressVPN deal can help. VPNs work by creating a secure connection between your device and a server located somewhere else in the world. This encrypted connection makes it impossible for anyone to track your online activity, including your location. This means that you can bypass geographical restrictions and access any content you want, no matter where you are. VPNs are also a great way to keep your data safe and private online. By encrypting all of your traffic, VPNs keep your information out of the hands of hackers and identity thieves.

Is It Safe To Use A VPN?

There is no simple answer to the question of whether or not it is safe to use a VPN. VPNs can provide a number of benefits in terms of security and privacy, but there are also some potential security concerns to consider. VPNs essentially create a private network connection over a public network, such as the internet. This can provide a number of benefits in terms of security and privacy. For example, VPNs can help protect against snooping and tracking by third-party actors, and they can also help protect against malicious websites and malware. However, there are also some potential security concerns to consider when using a VPN. One concern is that VPNs can be used by criminals to hide their activities online. Another concern is that VPNs can potentially weaken the security of your devices and networks.

How To Watch BBC iPlayer Abroad?

Without a doubt if you want to watch BBC iPlayer abroad, you will need a VPN. An effective VPN (virtual private network) service will allow you to connect to the internet via a server located in a different country. This makes it appear as if you are actually in that country, allowing you to access geo-restricted content like BBC iPlayer. Choosing a good VPN is important, as not all services are created equal. Make sure to look for a VPN that has strong security features, such as encryption and leak protection. It’s also important to find a VPN that has servers located in the UK, as this will give you the best connection for streaming BBC iPlayer content. Once you have chosen a VPN, the process of setting it up and using it is very easy.

Choosing The Best VPN

Choosing the best vpn is another task which you should be ready for, if you don’t have enough information to determine how good a vpn is then you can take a look at the factors we have mentioned below to choose a VPN. Here are the factors to consider when choosing a VPN: 1. Price: Not all VPNs are created equal, and some are definitely more expensive than others. It’s important to find a VPN that fits your budget without sacrificing quality. 2. Security: A good VPN should have strong security features, including a kill switch and 256-bit encryption. 3. Speed: You don’t want your VPN to slow down your internet connection, so be sure to test out different providers to see which one gives you the best speed. 4. Number of servers: The more servers a VPN has, the better chance you have of finding one that’s fast and reliable.

Conclusion

After going through this article you have a better understanding about how a VPN works and what are the characteristics of a good VPN. Below we have given our pick for the best VPN in the market. NordVPN is a top-rated virtual private network (VPN) provider, thanks to its combination of security features, impressive speeds, and wide range of server locations. NordVPN is based in Panama, which means it doesn’t have to comply with data retention laws. It also has a strict no-logs policy, meaning your activities are never stored or monitored. This combination of factors makes NordVPN an excellent choice for privacy-conscious users. But NordVPN isn’t just for privacy nuts – it’s also great for streaming video and gaming. The company’s fast speeds make it perfect for streaming HD content, and its large server network provides plenty of options for unblocking geo-restricted content.

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A NEW LOOK AND ADVANCED TECH DEFINE THE 2022 HYUNDAI VENUE FACELIFT

The new Venue is based on Hyundai’s global design language of sensuous sportiness and gets an almost new face. Hyundai is also offering a range of 47 accessories and three accessory packs with the car.

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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

DESIGN

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. 

INTERIORS

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. 

ENGINE

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. 

SAFETY

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

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. 

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