Recently, the base variant of the all-new Hyundai Venue was spotted testing in India, showing that it's almost ready for the launch on May 21.
Hyundai Motor India is all set to level up the game in the compact SUV segment with the introduction of the first connected SUV for India, the Hyundai Venue. To the best of our belief, the all-new 2019 Venue will become a big challenger for the likes of Ford Ecosport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300 once it's launched in the market. The new model will go on sale in the country on May 21, 2019. Bookings for the compact SUV officially commenced today (May 2, 2019).
The entry-level Hyundai Venue has been spotted in the full flesh ahead of launch on the roads recently. Bookings for the new model commenced both online and at dealerships earlier today.
Some weeks ago, the top-spec variant of Hyundai Venue was officially wrapped off in all its glory for both the local and global markets. And now, the entry-level Hyundai Venue has been spotted testing without any concealment, which gives us a brief idea of how the base Venue would look like. According to the set of spy shots, the lower trim of the Venue seems to lose out the bling compared to the range-topping variant with the absence of alloy wheels, fender-mounted turn signals, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and more. Instead of alloy wheels seen on the top-spec trim, the base model appears with a set of steel wheels while the turn indicators now find their place on the front fenders rather than on the exterior rearview mirrors.
It appears to miss out on a lot of features compared to the top-spec model which was just debuted in India a couple of weeks ago.
These changes on exterior reveal some of the deletions from the features list of the vehicle. The infotainment system will more likely to be a 5-inch screen that is set to take up space from the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the top-spec variant. Presumably, this system may miss out on the compatibility of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with some features like climate control among others. However, the safety features on the base variant are expected to be taken over from the higher trims with co-driver airbags, ABS with EBD, high-speed alert, rear parking sensors and driver and co-driver seatbelt reminders.
The 2019 Hyundai Venue will offer a range of engine choices for the Indian customers- a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine capable of delivering 83 PS of max power and 115 Nm of peak torque, a 1.4-litre diesel burner sourced from the Hyundai Creta and Verna good for 90 PS/ 220 Nm torque, along with a brand new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit tuned for the maximum power-torque of 120 PS/170 Nm. While the 1.2-litre engine comes partnered with a 5-speed MT, the 1.4-litre version is coupled with a 6-speed MT option. The new smaller turbo petrol gets a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT transmission.