The Hyundai Venue will be disclosed on April 17 ahead of its launch in the middle of May 2019.
The Hyundai Venue was earlier reported to make its official international debut at the New York Motor Show. Now, the new model has been suggested to be revealed at the same time in India. The new model is likely to be manufactured at Hyundai’s plants in Sriperumbudur, India and Ulsan, Korea.
At present, whether the India-spec Hyundai Venue will resemble the global model or not remains to be open to question. However, the South Korean automaker is expected to alter the model a little bit to make it more suitable for the local market. Actually, the Hyundai Venue is a small version of its older sibling, the Hyundai Creta. The front’s highlights will include Hyundai’s signature cascading grille and a Composite Light multilayer lighting system. The test mules which have been spotted earlier also reveal a kit of alloy wheels and LED tail lamps.
The Hyundai Venue has been spotted testing in India before
As regards the interior, like the Hyundai Creta, the Hyundai Venue will feature a top-notch cabin with a list of segment-leading features including the ventilated seats, a wide infotainment setup which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Furthermore, the teaser released earlier also confirms the presence of a sunroof. Safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, high-speed alert, front seatbelt warning and reverse parking sensors will be provided as standard features across all variants, helping the vehicle fully comply with the safety standards which will take effect in October 2019. The top variant even offers 6 airbags, vehicle stability control, hill hold control and a reverse parking camera.
The teaser has confirmed the presence of a sunroof in the Hyundai QXi
The India-bound Hyundai Venue will be powered by three motor options. The first two will be a 1.4-litre petrol unit and a 1.4-litre diesel one with a maximum power output of 100 hp and 90 hp, respectively. Both of them will be mated to a 6-speed MT gearbox. Noteworthily, the QXi will be the first compact SUV to get its power via a 7-speed DCT gearbox, which will be only available on the third engine option of the vehicle, a 1.0L turbo petrol motor.
While we have to wait until the launch of the Hyundai Venue to know its price, but it can be expected to be not cheap at all. It is likely to compete against the Mahindra XUV300 and the Ford EcoSport while positioned above the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. The features, specifications and price list of the QXi compact SUV will be officially announced at its launch in May 2019.