Hyundai has been one of India’s leading manufacturers with an inventory that includes budget as well as premium cars. In recent years, Hyundai has made a mark in the compact segment in India with successful launches of the Hyundai Grand i10, Santro, and the Elite i20. Building on this success, Hyundai launched a compact SUV to fill the gap under the very successful Hyundai Creta. This was the Hyundai Venue.
The Hyundai Venue introduced a bold new design philosophy for Hyundai as well as the compact SUV segment. The compact dimensions of the Venue make it ideal for those looking for an SUV-like experience that is more suited to congested Indian roads. Since its launch, the Hyundai Venue has been a popular choice among Indian buyers. This overview of the Hyundai Venue will highlight what makes the car so attractive and why you should consider it.
The first impression that you get from the Hyundai Venue is that it looks very much like a baby Hyundai Creta. The exterior design incorporates the same smooth lines and muscular stance as the Creta but borrows more from Hyundai’s hatchbacks. While its size is more akin to the Hyundai Grand i10, the addition of flared wheel arches and faux skid plates highlight its SUV-ness.
The front of the Hyundai Venue is the definite centrepiece of the exterior design. A large front grille with chrome accents has been flanked by an unconventional headlamp setup. The indicators have been separated and moved up while the main headlamp is lower on the bumper. The faux skid plates add an element of ruggedness to the front while also housing the fog lamps. With a very aggressive front-end the Hyundai Venue gives a strong impression for an SUV-like.
The rear of the Hyundai Venue is very similar to Hyundai’s hatchback offerings. The Hyundai Venue has a plain rear-end for the most part with a contrasting faux skid plate and chrome accents offering some elements to the rear. From the side, the Creta DNA is visible in the blackened pillars and the strong body line. However, the compact dimensions do emphasize that the Hyundai Venue is a compact SUV after all.
When it comes to interiors, you can expect Hyundai’s high quality standards to be present on the Hyundai Venue as well. The interiors on the Hyundai Venue have been given an all-black treatment with silver accents and a beige roof to break the monotony in the cabin. The addition of the electric sunroof on some variants also adds to the openness of the cabin.
The dashboard is dominated by an 8-inch touchscreen and with a logically laid out centre console. The steering mounted controls also provide enough functionality for the driver. The quality of the seat fabrics are also of a high quality and should provide adequate comfort for the passengers. While its an SUV-like, the compactness of the interiors means that it will be able to seat four adults comfortably. This makes it well-suited for young families and young professionals looking for a compact SUV.
The quality of the materials used and the build quality makes the Hyundai Venue a car that can put up with the regular wear and tear during the ownership period. If you’re considering a pre-owned Hyundai Venue, the quality of Hyundai’s interior should remain in good condition and should be easy to maintain.
Performance & Safety
Safety is one area where all manufacturers are improving their offerings. You will find dual airbags as standard across all variants of the Hyundai Venue while you can have the option of 6 airbags on the highest Venue SX (O) variant. Other standard safety features on the Hyundai Venue are ABS and EBD, rear parking sensors, and high speed alert system.
Hyundai has established itself as a reliable performer, offering performance and mileage with their engine offerings. The engines are the same as the Hyundai Elite i20. you will find the Hyundai Venue powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.4-litre turbo diesel engine. Hyundai also introduced a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine very recently. These engines are mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission, 7-speed DCT automatic transmission and a 6-speed clutchless manual transmission.
Hyundai has delivered good mileage for the Hyundai Venue with 18.27 kmpl for the petrol engine and 23.7 kmpl for the diesel engine. Overall, you won’t be disappointed by the performance and safety features of the Hyundai Venue. If you’re considering buying a used Hyundai Venue, the performance should still be present and will continue to perform for many more years.
Hyundai has always priced their cars to directly compete in the respective segments. With competitors like Ford EcoSport, Honda WR-V, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, a new Hyundai Venue has a price of ₹6.7 lakhs – ₹11.4 lakhs. The top end variants of the Hyundai Venue do encroach on the lower variants of the Hyundai Creta, so depending on your requirements, one could suit you more than the other.
With the Hyundai Creta growing in size and entering the mid-size SUV segment, the Hyundai Venue is a worthy replacement in the compact segment. The Hyundai venue introduces a new design philosophy for Hyundai’s SUV line that focuses on an impactful first impression.
With performance similar to the Hyundai Elite i20, you can expect the sme reliable performance. Hyundai also made sure to make the Hyundai Venue a fully-featured compact SUV that doesn’t leave much to be desired. The compact dimensions help the Hyundai Venue remain relevant for any congested city road while ensuring you travel in comfort.