Hyundai Venue has created a storm in India with auto aficionados going berserk for the South-Korean automaker's first SUV in the highly lucrative sub 4-meter segment. Such is the overwhelming response for the compact SUV that over 2000 units were booked on the first day of Hyundai Venue bookings itself, even though the SUV is yet to be officially introduced in the country. Yes, you read it right, Hyundai Venue launch is still a good 2 weeks away as the debut is slated for May 21, 2019, but its immense popularity is giving sleepless nights to the likes of Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Well, here we will find out why this latest Hyundai car is getting so much attention across the nation and what dynamic elements it is packed with that are luring buyers towards it in comparison to its well-established foes.
Wireless Charging with HD Infotainment System
We have seen the BMWs, Audis and Jaguars carrying the wireless charging system and it seemed almost impossible for a budget SUV to come loaded with this impeccable feature, but Hyundai Venue features are just scintillating. The Venue offers wireless charging feature as does it bigger sibling, the Creta. However, the phone must be compatible for wireless charging to reap the benefit of this exemplary feature. Speaking of the HD touchscreen infotainment system, it is an 8-inch unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which displays high-resolution content, including images and route maps. Ford EcoSport also features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system but it is not a high-definition unit.
Automatic Air Conditioner with Air Purifier
There are seldom any economic cars that are available with air purifier as standard equipment, save for the lavish and luxurious Volvos. So, here Hyundai has yet again gone a step ahead and introduced Air Purifier alongside the fully automatic air conditioner. It is a big respite for the folks living in metropolitan cities from the higher levels of air pollution. In addition, the company is also offering eco-coating on the AC, which keeps the Hyundai Venue interior cabin free of odour and cleans the AC filter on its own. Killing two birds with a stone, Hyundai has saved a lot of money of the buyer as car owners generally get this stuff done after purchasing the vehicle from aftermarket.
BlueLink Smart Connectivity
BlueLink smart connectivity houses a staggering list of 33 features, out of which 10 are designed and developed specifically for Indian buyers. This advanced connectivity feature boasts of an e-SIM, which helps the drivers perform a plethora of tasks with much ease and convenience. It includes tracking the car, getting updates about overspeeding, adding geo-fence, the vehicle remote on a smartphone, SOS calls, customer support, tow-away, time fencing, real-time traffic information, finding the car, remotely checking the car status, India-specific voice assistance, etc., to name a few. Basically, in simpler terms, Hyundai Venue compact SUV is India's first budget-friendly Internet car.
1.0 L Turbo Petrol Engine with 7-Speed DCT
Hyundai has finally decided to debut the 1.0 L 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine in the Indian market and what better vehicle than Venue to introduce it. The new powertrain is designed to generate top power of 118 bhp and peak torque of 175 Nm. Well, here's another big surprise in terms of gearbox as Hyundai has linked the engine to a first-in-segment 7-speed dual clutch transmission, which is generally available in high-end luxury cars in India.
So, Hyundai Venue automatic with possibly the best gearbox will be another treat for the auto enthusiasts, who won't have to slash around Rs. 25-30 Lakhs for the DCT unit on offer in Skodas, Audis and Mercedes'.
Hassle-Free & Effortless Ownership Experience
Hyundai has made it clear that it is committed to provide effortless and hassle-free ownership experience to Venue buyers by offering 3 years/unlimited km engine warranty as standard. Not even one of its rivals come with 3 years of standard engine warranty cover but one can purchase the extended warranty by paying for it. Also, alongside the 3-year engine warranty, Hyundai is also offering 3-year Road Side Assistance (RSA) plan at absolutely no extra cost, unlike other automakers who charge a hefty sum for it! Well, for those asking, RSA plan comes very handy in case of emergency situations such as accidents, vehicle breakdowns and others. Hyundai Venue price is not disclosed yet but we expect it to be aggressive and in a range of Rs. 7.5-12 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom).