The upcoming sub-compact SUV was shown in production on a billboard in Times Square, New York.
Update: The Hyundai venue was unveiled prior to its India launch on May 21, 2019. Read the details here .
World debut held simultaneously in India
Launched in India in the second half of May 2019.
Debuts Blue Link Internet Connected Car Tech for Hyundai in India.
Expected engine options: 1
Prices between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 12 lakh; Competitors EcoSport, XUV300, Nexon and Vitara Brezza.
Weeks after we caught a glimpse of the Hyundai venue in official sketches and spy shots, it was now shown in a billboard in New York's Times Square. The venue will officially debut on April 17, 2019 in India as well as the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The venue will be a global product for Hyundai. It will also be the first subcompact SUV of the Korean brand in India when it launches in May 2019.
The latest images confirm that the venue will be boxy and curvy, in stark contrast to the square proportions of Creta. The pictures show the cascade grille of Hyundai, which looks clunkier than the Creta dominates the front. The headlights follow, as already mentioned, a split setup and look similar to the larger Hyundai Kona. As a result, the turn signals were placed on the top half while the bumper has built-in LED DRLs around the headlights. The fog lights are projectors, as they are known from Verna and Elantra.
The profile features wheel arches, roof rails and angular, two-tone, diamond-ground alloy wheels, and the 16-inch units with 205/60 wrap tires in the Indian specification model. The Hyundai Venue, as well as the Creta, will have a two-tone roof option. The back end is not visible here, but you can read it in the picture below.
Hyundai Venue's premiere is the brand's globally available Blue Link Connected Car technology in India. The Venue's networked technology is supported by an eSIM from Vodafone Idea, which offers a variety of telematics services. Cloud-based data and artificial intelligence are used to optimize the language commands for Indian English.
In India, the venue will feature Hyundai's turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine. This engine is likely to be paired with a DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission). Other options include the 1.4-liter gasoline and diesel engine options of the Hyundai Verna with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, and an automatic option is also on the agenda.
Inside the Hyundai Venue, you get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is larger as that of Crete. The SUV will also be equipped with features such as a semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic air conditioning, quick charging and sunroof with the likelihood of ventilated seats such as Creta and Verna.
It is expected that prices of the Hyundai Venue will hover in the range of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh. It will compete against the Mahindra XUV300, Ford Eco Sport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon.
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