Right since the first images of the Hyundai Venue surfaced online, we’ve been inundated with questions about the compact SUV. While questions have ranged from engine choices to available colour options, there’s been a lot of curiosity about the finer details of the Venue’s interior. And now, having spent time with the Venue (read our full review here), we can tell you the highlights of the Hyundai Venue’s interior.
What’s the Venue interior design like?
While the Venue’s exterior design might polarise opinion, the interior has broader appeal. The dash is smart in look and well thought out too. The high-set touchscreen sits in clear sight and all the important controls are all within easy reach. You’ll also like the chunky air con controls (there is a resemblance to the ones in the Swift), the instrument cluster looks premium and even the steering, with its silver accents, could be from a pricier car.
The interior colour theme depends on the exterior colour and variant. In all, there are three interior themes – all black, beige on black (Denim Dual Tone), and black with orange detailing (Khaki Dual Tone).
What’s the Venue interior quality like?
The Hyundai Venue’s interior quality is among the best, if not the best in class. There are no premium soft-touch plastics but you won’t find any low-rent bits in the Venue cabin either. The textured dash-top is non-reflective, the vents come with beautifully damped air volume shutters and even the gear lever and steering are beautifully finished. Overall levels of fit and finish are also impressive.
What’s the Venue interior space and comfort like?
You sit at a comfortable height in the Venue and the front seats are comfy, offering plenty of side bolstering. What could work against the Venue is rear seat space. The relatively high window line makes the cabin look less roomy than it is, and legroom isn’t the best in the segment either. Hyundai has, however, positioned the front seats high, so passengers at the rear can place their feet underneath, which does help comfort. The rear seat itself is pretty good. The seat base is set at a good height, the backrest is nicely angled and there’s enough room to sit three abreast.
What features does the Venue get?
You can read about the Venue’s variant-wise equipment breakup here. In a nutshell, there are five variants on offer and though safety essentials such as dual airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors are standard across the range, you’ll need to opt for the higher trim versions to get the most safety, comfort and convenience features. Side and curtain airbags, a sliding centre armrest and a rear wiper and washer are some of the items exclusive to the range-topping SX(O) versions. Interestingly, these are features Venue automatic buyers will have to make do without as the engine-gearbox option isn’t offered in top-spec trim.
Top-spec Hyundai Venues do get you a sunroof and there’s also the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the much talked about Blue Link connectivity suite, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Auto headlamps, keyless entry and go, wireless charging, steering-mounted audio controls, air purifier, auto climate control and rear air-con vents are some of the other features on the Venue.
What’s the Venue like on practicality?
The Hyundai Venue’s interior scores well on practicality. There’s a 1-litre bottle holder in each of the doors, cupholders up front and in the rear centre armrest, the cooled glovebox is of a reasonable size and there’s even a handy shelf above the glovebox to keep odds and ends. Wireless charger aside, there are two USB ports up front, a 12V charging socket up front and one at the back.
The Venue also offers plenty of room for luggage. It’s 350-litre boot isn’t the largest in class but you can fit in suitcases with ease. The 60:40 rear seat split on top-spec SX(O) versions also adds in more flexibility.