The Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV was launched in India last week and back then the company had said that it received 15,000 bookings for the car. A week later that number has gone up to more than 20,000 units, which is a big jump. The significant hike in the bookings goes to how that customers have taken a liking to the new Hyundai subcompact SUV. However, we will wait to see how the new Venue actually performs once the initial hype around the offering dies down. The Venue is Hyundai's first subcompact SUV in the country and the reception it's getting post the launch of the car is something that was expected. The company already tasted success with the Creta in the SUV space, and the Venue brings a host of those qualities in place, which adding a few of its own segment firsts. The Venue competes in a highly competitive space against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and the Ford EcoSport. While the Hyundai offering may be late to the party, it does come with the connected car feature, a first for any car in India.
The Hyundai Venue gets a bold design up front and the rear
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Hyundai Venue Design
The Hyundai Venue traces its roots to the Carlino concept showcased at the Auto Expo in 2016. The production-spec version finds its design language inspired from the newer Hyundai models with the massive cascading grille up front, split headlamps with projector lens and squared LED DRLs, tall stance and stubby boot design. The Venue looks small yet butch and there is a resemblance to the Creta too at the sides. The sub 4-metre SUV comes with faux cladding on the bumpers and the sides for the brawny appeal, even as the SUV is urban in its appearance riding on 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The Venue is offered in four variants, seven monotone colours and three dual-tone colour options.
The Hyundai is available in 4 variants and comes with petrol and diesel engine options
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Hyundai Venue Engine
The Hyundai Venue draws power from two petrol and one diesel engine options. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor churns out 118 bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a dual-clutch transmission while a six-speed manual is also on offer. There's also the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol mill belting out 82 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque, which is paired with only a 5-speed manual transmission. Lastly, the 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel produces 89 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. A diesel automatic is not on offer.
The cabin is dominated by the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which gets Apple Carplay and Android Auto
With respect to features, the Hyundai Venue is loaded to the gills and gets a host of equipment including an electric sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, Arkamys sound system, air purifier, wireless charging and wheel air curtains.