While Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch it new Vitara brezza its close competitors aren’t sitting mongering about the stars as well, Hyundai is all set to launch its new facelift venue with its (pricing to be revealed on 16th of June 2022) , which has been now officially added to the Hyundai India website . Before this a rendering of the car was leaked online which showcased most of the changes done to the cars exterior .While now as Hyundai India has added the car officially to their website the changes done to the exterior of the car in its mid production run freshen up are pretty clear. The car has big shoes to fill while going against the competition like the Brezza as well as Sonet which already have a certain % of the demand to themselves.
Changes seen in the new images
The leaked images reveal a parametric grille just like the Hyundai Tucson, probably Hyundai wants all their portfolio to have a similar unique design . The car still has split headlamps with main headlights in the bumper and a silver faux skid plate to provide the car a dual tone contrast. On the sides, there are newly designed alloy wheels. These are the same alloy wheels that we have spotted on the test mules running on our Indian roads. There is black plastic cladding running throughout the side. There are silver roof rails, turn indicators on outside rear-view mirrors and chrome door handles too. Plus Hyundai India website also speaks about how the car would has a more upright design to maximize the SUV feeling , plus the car provides a more futuristic appeal with vertical elements in the headlights as well as the tail lights of the car. First time a manufacturer has provided a connected tail lamp at the rear which provides the car with a more premium appeal .
Changes In The Rear Section
Towards the rear most of the changes replicate themselves The tail lamps are all-new and are split units. Both of them are joined with a red strip that mimics the look of a light bar. The rear bumper is also new and houses the reversing lights and rear fog lamps. There is also a wide faux silver skid plate. Other things that we can spot are a rear wiper with a washer, a defogger, a high mounted stop lamp and a shark fin antenna. We can also see that the Venue will continue to come with an electric sunroof. Although these changes would be split across the various variants Hyundai always brings to the market it would be vital to not how the basic end variants would look when they come to India. plus the car would get a segment first continuous running headlight which connects to both the ends of the rear section. Hyundai India considers it to be integral part of their futuristic design for the car.
Interior to be restyled as well
No 3d render of the interior has been revealed yet but we believe that the car would receive a slew of changes in there as well with new touches a swell as a new upholstery and a new dual tone interior with a harmonious blend of black and biege. The car might also get a complete interior styling re-design. Hyundai although probably wouldn’t make any changes to the mechanical’s of the car and would keep the same engine options as before so there would be three engine options to choose from, 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The new Hyundai VENUE will provide customers Enhanced Connectivity and enable them to control vehicle functions right from the comfort of their homes. Customers can control multiple functions while also being able to check vehicle status through Home to car (H2C) with Alexa & Google Voice Assistant. The features can be controlled with voice support for English and Hindi Language. With Home to car (H2C), customers will be able to control functions such as: • Remote Climate Control • Remote Door Lock/ Unlock • Remote Vehicle Status Check • Find My Car • Tire Pressure Information • Fuel Level Information • Speed Alert • Time Fencing (Out-of-Time) Alert • Idle Time Alert
Apart from these the car would also get a a new four spoke steering wheel plus a fully digital instrument display as well as different drive modes and drive mode selection system, The KIA sonet used to get a fully digital instrument panel already but now it would be offered on the Hyundai Venue as well.The new venue would also get new exterior paint options Phantom Black as well as a dual fiery tone red with contrasting black roof.
The naturally aspirated engine produces 83 PS and 114 Nm. It comes mated to only a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine produces 100 PS and 240 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only. Then there is the turbo petrol that produces 120 Ps and 172 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox, 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed iMT.
Hyundai is also believed to be working on a N line version which would be launched with the facelift, as reported by Auto car .The car would hit the market in June sometime. While these changes haven’t been confirmed by Hyundai themselves but certain media reports suggest that these would be used to help venue pull along more sales. You can register your interest on in the Hyundai Venue on the Hyundai India website, or can also visit Hyundai showrooms which have supposedly started taking bookings for the new vehicle.