Here's rendering of the 7-seater version of the Hyundai Venue to give an idea of how the car might look like if Hyundai ever plans to launch one.
Hyundai Venue is one of the best-selling compact SUVs in the country. Initially, soon after it was launched, it even managed to de-throne Maruti’s Brezza as the highest-selling sub-4m SUV for a couple of months. The reason behind the Venue’s popularity growing around the Indian buyers was that it offered a slew of engine options and a plethora of features. While Hyundai is currently working on a 7-seater version of the 2020 Creta, what if it also plans to bring a 7-seater version of the Venue? Here’s a rendering to show you how such a model would look like. The rendering has been created by NM Tunes and a video of the same has been uploaded on their YouTube channel.
It can be seen in the video that the 7-seater Venue gets a tweaked front bumper. The fog lamps are also different and are bigger than those seen on the outgoing Venue. The design for the skid plate is also different. Moving on to the sides, the increase in the length is evident but the wheelbase remains the same. The increment in the length is the courtesy of the larger rear overhang. This has been done to fit in the extra pair of seats. The tail lamps are also redesigned units and resemble those seen on the last-gen Creta.
All said and done, it is highly unlikely that Hyundai will come up with a 7-seater version of the Venue. The manufacturer is already planning a bigger 7-seater SUV based on the Creta. Therefore, another 7-seater SUV based on the Venue would not be on the carmaker’s mind. Also, with the extra length, the 7-seater SUV will not fall in the sub-4m compact car bracket and will attract higher taxes, which is another reason for Hyundai to dismiss any plan of coming up with a 7-seater Venue.
The 7-seater version of the Hyundai Venue looks more like a stretched version of the car, in this rendering.
The India-spec Hyundai Venue has been on sale with 3 engine options - 1.2L petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol, and 1.5L turbo-diesel. With BS-6 emission norms coming into effect, Hyundai replaced the 1.4L diesel engine that was offered earlier with the bigger 1.5L unit that is essentially a de-tuned version of the oil-burner available on the Creta. The new unit produces a peak power output of 98 BHP and a max. torque of 240 Nm.