A compact SUV whose glance is enough to set the pulse racing. It is also known as the future of well-connected mobility - Hyundai VENUE, a SUV embedded with striking features. It has unmatched dynamics with a new age technology updates like Blue Link. Trendy design, superb performance, and absolutely distinctive visual looks make it an elegant SUV.
Hyundai VENUE is made to outperform your expectation with a range of engine options that redefine strength and comfort. Venue is equipped with the strength that offers cool and comfortable ride, no matter how long the journey is, Hyundai VENUE comes with elements that are not only functional but enhance the driving experience too. It's built to be
the ideal travelling companion.
• The AVNT screen acts as an interface between user and Blue Link.
• Peppy 1.0-litre petrol is great to drive, especially with the manual gearbox.
• Emergency services that come with the BlueLink package are a great safety addition.
• Top end petrol and diesel manual has everything that is required in a car with creature comforts, safety and peppy performance.
In designing the Hyundai Venue seems to have taken a balanced approach. It looks appealing with traditional SUV shape and a flat bonnet, boxy lines but with nice, rounded edges that give it an almost friendly appearance. The shape of SUV is conventional and the new DRL over headlight setup adds a very nice wow factor to the design as well. This car has an impressive yet conventional appeal from the rear with added crystalline effect in the taillights, its shape and placement of the rear fog lamps. It targets individuals yearning to break away from the regular league and be distinct. In all it’s a larger-than-life personality and style to match.
The design of the inside view is also a nice balance between contemporary and modern with a touch of minimalism added in to keep things looking clean and sharp. The all-black variant offers the relief coming in the form of an off-white headliner. The beauty of the dash layout lies in its simplicity which also allows the 8-inch touchscreen to take centre stage. And the touchscreen offcourse does anything and everything to deserve the spotlight. There is also an exceptional feature like a wireless charger and air purifier which are unique in itself.
In context to the touchscreen, the interface is simple and easy to use, with minimal layers to go through to change anything, and it’s quick and stylish too. There are shortcut buttons to get to often used functions.
From safety perspective, the top end variants cover all the bases with 6 airbags, ESC, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Assist, ABS with EBD.
The new bluelink connect technology created lot of hype around the launch of the Venue. This is quite a comprehensive SIM-based connected tech package that allows to stay connected with the car through an app on your phone.
Hyundai VENUE is offer a range of engine options that redefine power of SUV
There are three engine options such as two petrol and one diesel. The 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.4 litre diesel are the regular ones, and similar machine has been seen in cars like the Elite i20 and the Grand i10 in the past. The 1.0 litre turbo petrol is the latest one and comes with a 6-speed manual as well as a 7-speed.
The diesel engine is very friendly and familiar and is a brilliant urbanite. Its power delivery is of 90PS@4000rpm and 220Nm1500-2750rpm which is quite gentle but smooth and allows for effortless progress. The 6-speed manual gearbox has short pull and shifts are precise and fairly smooth. On the highway, the engine gives ticking over at a leisurely 1900rpm at 100kmph.
The 1.0-litre petrol is a different beast altogether that is surprisingly linear for a turbo. There is a plenty of torque for moving around in the city.
A new 7-speed dual clutch automatic is the only automatic option available with the 1.0-litre petrol. This is a city friendly engine-transmission combination.
Ride and handling
The Venue dials things back again and is an excellent balance between handling and comfort. In the city, over regular roads and speed breakers there are no complaints at all. It’s just over really broken roads there are some side-to-side motion creeping into the cabin. On the highway it stays impressively flat and settled quickly over any kind of bumps. Near to corners the Venue stays nice and flat and only quick directional changes can induce roll into the cabin. The steering too is quite un-Hyundai like, but it hasn’t lost any of its street ability. The weight helps when the pace increases, and it is relatively quick. This all combines to make the Venue one of the best, balanced drive that’s good when you’re confined to the city.
Price and Verdict
The pricing of Venue starts from Rs 6.5 lakh onwards and heads up to Rs 11.1 lakh for the DCT Petrol, the Venue is competitive. Balance is the one word that can replace Venue while on road. It has the ability to cover a number of bases without real deal breakers.