Launched in May 2019, the Hyundai Venue has been in the market for nearly three years and is soon due to receive a facelift. We had previously reported that spy shots of the Venue facelift were caught testing in South Korea. Now, a test mule of the facelift has been spied on Indian soil for the first time. The updated Venue is expected to make its global debut in the coming months, following which it is expected to arrive in India later this year.
- Styling on the Venue facelift is inspired by the new-gen Tucson
- Interior will be spruced up and get more features
- Expected to remain mechanically unchanged
2022 Hyundai Venue facelift: what all will be new?
Spy shots of the Venue facelift have suggested that the front and rear fascia of the compact SUV would receive a major design overhaul. Up front, the Venue facelift will get a new grille that’s inspired by the new-gen Tucson’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design language. A similar treatment has also been meted out to the upcoming Creta facelift. Although not visible in these spy shots, the Venue facelift is also expected to get re-profiled split LED headlamps and a newly designed front bumper.
In profile, the Venue is expected to remain quite similar to the current model, but there’s a new design for the alloy wheels. The rear, however, has been completely redesigned, with the squarish tail-lamps on the current model set to be replaced by new L-shaped units with unique, integrated LED elements that extend to the tailgate. There will also be a redesigned rear bumper with new inserts and a faux skid plate.
We haven’t come across interior spy images of the Venue facelift yet, but we expect notable changes on that front as well. There could be cosmetic tweaks to the interior, along with newer shades and textures for the seats and other trim pieces. Hyundai is also expected to throw in some additional features, although details on that will be available closer to its debut.
2022 Hyundai Venue facelift: engine and gearbox options
The Venue facelift will most likely remain mechanically unchanged from the current model, which means it could continue with the 83hp, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, the 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and the 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines.
Gearbox options are also expected to be carried forward, with the 1.2 petrol coming with a 5-speed manual gearbox only, while the 1.0 turbo-petrol and 1.5 diesel unit will also get a 6-speed manual. The turbo-petrol will further be offered with an iMT clutchless manual gearbox and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
2022 Hyundai Venue facelift: rivals, expected launch and price
Upon launch, the Hyundai Venue facelift will continue its rivalry with the likes of the Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and refreshed versions of the Toyota Urban Cruiser and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – both of which are also due to receive a facelift in the coming months. The facelifted Venue is expected to go on sale in India by the end of this year and one can also expect a reasonable bump in price – the current model is priced between Rs 6.99 lakh-11.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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