Hyundai, Korean based Indian passenger car manufacturer had launched India's first smart SUV Hyundai Venue last month. Like its previous products, Venue also received an overwhelming response from the buyers with over 17,000 bookings on the first day.
Here Eeyuva brings you the in a detailed review about Hyundai smart SUV Venue
How Does It Look?
Though the smart SUV looks a bit similar like its sibling Creta. The front portion of the car gets chrome grille available in all variants except base variant. Unconventional projector headlamps, LED DRL, LED tail lamps standard across all variants. To make it more attractive, top-end variants of the Venue gets 16-inch diamond alloy wheels whereas the lower variants get 15-inch steel rims. Smart electric sunroof, electric ORVMs, roof rails, shark fin antenna and chrome finish door handle are limited to top end variants. The rear side of the car gets LED tail lamps, high mount stop lamp and rear defogger. Hyundai is offering Venue in 7 single and 3 dual-tone colours.
What Is Inside?
With 350-litre boot capacity, Venue is the segment first car gets the biggest boot space. For passenger entry, top variants get the smart key while the lower variants get a standard key. Venue interiors get three different colour themes based on variants. Air purifier, automatic climate control system, 8-inch infotainment with BlueLink in-car connectivity suite and wireless charging option are the most attractive interior features of Venue. Other interior features of the car include - front seat armrest with storage box, cruise control, rear AC vents, cooled glove box, multifunctional steering wheel and impressive leg room for rear seat passengers.
What is BlueLInk Technology?
Hyundai Venue comes with an inbuilt Vodafone-Idea eSIM card for extra connectivity features using Hyundai's exclusive BlueLink Technology. This technology comes with 33 features out of which 10 would be India specific features that are categorised into seven subcategories - Safety, Security, Alert services, Location-based service, Artificial Intelligence, Remote Access and Vehicle Management Relationship Services. For passenger convenience, the car gets SOS, roadside assistance and BlueLink button integrated into the inside rearview mirror.
How Safe Is The Car?
Dual front airbags, ISOFIX mounts and ABS with EBD as standard in all variants whereas the top end gets six airbags. Strong steel frame and body parts offer protection to the passengers inside. Speed alert system, rear parking sensors, ESC/ESP, VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), HAC (Hill Assist Control) and BAS (Brake Assist System) are the other key safety features of the car that are offered in the top-end variants.
The subcompact SUV is offered in five variants - E, S, SX, SX(O) and SX+. Hyundai Venue is available in two petrol and one diesel engine options. The 1.4-litre diesel, 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol. The 1.4-litre churns out 90PS power, 220Nm torque, 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 83PS power, 115Nm torque and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine generates 120PS power, 172Nm torque, and. All three engines are mated to 5-speed, 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT transmissions, respectively.
With a starting price of Rs 6.50 lakh for the E base petrol variant, the diesel base variant costs Rs 7.75 lakh. The 1.2-litre petrol S variant gets Rs 7.20 price tag and the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol S has priced at Rs 8.21 lakh for the manual transmission. For automatic transmission S variant petrol is priced at Rs 9.35 lakh and diesel costs Rs 8.45 lakh. The SX variant is available in 1.0-litre turbo-petrol manual transmission and 1.4-litre diesel engine options priced at Rs 9.54 lakh and Rs 9.78 lakh, respectively. The top-end variant SX(O) costs Rs 10.60 lakh for the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol in manual transmission and the automatic petrol costs Rs 11.10 lakh. The diesel top variant SX(O) is priced at Rs 10.84 lakh.
Hyundai Venue is well built and get many segment first features but all those features are limited to top SX+ variant. The Venue price starts from Rs 6.50 lakh and it goes up to Rs 11.10 lakh which is low cost when compared to its rivals and makes it value for money product.
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