The subcompact SUV space in India will get a new entrant when the Hyundai Venue launches on May 21, 2019. The Venue looks good and in typical Hyundai fashion, it will have a long list of features. In fact, it will be India's first connected car, getting Hyundai's BlueLink technology, which has 33 connectivity features out of which, 10 will be specific to India. Apart from the features, Hyundai has also confirmed the engine and gearbox options for the Venue.
It is to be noted that Hyundai is all set to launch the Venue subcompact SUV in India and yes, it’s the company’s first car in this very trending segment. The Hyundai Venue is inspired heavily from the automaker's bigger offerings in terms of design including the Santa Fe and the Palisade. The massive cascading grille takes prominence up front with the chrome mesh grille, while the split headlamps look in place and come with projector lens on the top variants. The SUV gets accentuated wheel arches that not only make the offering look wider but give it a rugged appearance as well, while the rear sports boxy LED taillights that look smart.
To be noted that with stylish creation, the SUV also comes with projector fog lamps. In terms of dimensions, the new Venue measures 3995 mm in length, 1770 mm on width, and 1590 mm in height. The wheelbase measures at 2500 mm. Hyundai says the car is built using 69 per cent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) and High Strength Steel (HSS), which have contributed to achieving dynamic stiffness and improved structural rigidity. The Venue also gets a host of segment first features including wireless charging, air purifier, HD Display screen, eco- coating, Arkamys Sound, wheel air curtains and more. In fact, the SUV comes with Hyundai's Blue Link connectivity tech that makes the Venue India's first connected SUV and adds 33 new features, 10 of which are India specific.
The company has tied up with service provider Vodafone-Idea for the new system and brings features like auto crash notification, panic notification, SOS/Emergency Assistance, stolen vehicle tracking with immobilisation (only on the 1.0-litre version) and more. There are features like remote engine start/stop, remote climate control, voice recognition, vehicle relationship management among other tech. The Hyundai Venue also comes with electric sunroof, cruise control, rear AC vents, cornering lamps and a cooled glovebox.