Hyundai Venue to be launched in India today
Korean car manufacturer Hyundai will be launching the much anticipated Venue compact SUV in India today. The Hyundai Venue sub-4m offering will rival the likes the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300 in the sub-4m SUV segment.
Hyundai dealerships across the country have already started accepting bookings for the SUV for a token amount of Rs.21,000. In fact, the company received over 2,000 bookings on the first day. This speaks volumes abut the Hyundai Venue SUV's anticipation in the country.
The Hyundai Venue is being offered with a choice between two petrol and one diesel engine. The most important of these options is the new Kappa T-GDI 1.0-litre turbo. This three-cylinder motor will make 120PS and 172Nm. This will be paired with two gearboxes, a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and a six-speed manual. The other petrol motor, for lower-spec cars, will be the 1.2-litre petrol with 83PS and 116Nm, as seen on various Hyundai cars in India. The single diesel option will be the 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor which puts out 90PS and 220Nm, paired with a six-speed manual.
The Hyundai Venue does get a new design language which has not been seen on the company's present portfolio. The cabin too boasts of a similar treatment. New here is the layout of the infotainment and the climate control knobs with integrated displays. The colour patterns and overall theme remind us of the Creta and other Hyundai products.
Importantly, it will be offered with Hyundai's BlueLink system which is is Hyundai's connectivity solution that allows your smartphone to be connected to your car, giving remote access to some of the car's features. Along with remote access, the Blue Link will provide safety, security, location-based and alert services. The Blue Link has features such as artificial intelligence and is equipped with vehicle relationship management.
We will be covering the Hyundai Venue event live from its launch in Delhi. Stay tunes to OVERDRIVE on Twitter (@odmag) and Facebook to get all the updates.
Also see: Hyundai Venue Compact SUV Unveiled In India First Look Video
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