A day after details of its connectivity features were made public, the production version of the Hyundai Venue has been seen via leaked images. These images give us our clearest view yet of the Hyundai compact SUV’s styling. As speculated, the final car does bear a strong resemblance with the Hyundai Kona SUV, particularly at the front. The Venue sports a split-headlamp design, as is vogue these days, while Hyundai’s cascading grille occupies prime real estate up front.
As we had reported earlier, the car's silhouette is similar to that of the larger Hyundai Creta. Interestingly, styling at the rear is very reminiscent of the Carlino concept SUV shown at Auto Expo 2016. The squarish tail gives the SUV a fair bit of volume. Of the other things, one of the spied Venue sports the same design of diamond-cut alloy wheels as the 2019 Creta. The tailgate of the Hyundai Venue SX sports a Turbo badge. This confirms that the compact will be available with the new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. A 100hp, 1.4-litre petrol and a 90hp, 1.4-litre diesel motor will also be on offer.
Images of the production Hyundai Venue’s interior also reveal a smartly-designed dashboard that positions a large, free-standing touchscreen at the top of the centre console between the centre air vents. The three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel features buttons for the audio system and the cruise control system. Between the tachometer and speedometer dials is a colour MID. The image of the interior also shows that the Venue will have rake and reach adjust for the steering.
Scheduled to go on sale in India in May 2019, the Venue will make Hyundai’s long overdue entry into the compact SUV segment. Given how feature-loaded it will be, the Hyundai Venue will likely be among pricier models in the segment.
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