Hyundai Venue was launched on May 21, 2019 in a price range of Rs 6.50-11.10 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. The sub-compact SUV has received over 20,000 bookings and 117000 enquires in just one week's time since the launch, disclosed the company on the sidelines of media drive in Guwahati, Assam. It is also being learnt that the South-Korean automaker is contemplating introduction of a mild-hybrid system with the 1.0L 3-cylinder T-GDi petrol engine, which made its debut with the Venue in the Indian market.
Hyundai Venue is based on the Carlino Concept which had its world premiere at the 2016 Auto Expo. It is being locally manufactured at the company's production facility in Chennai, Tamil Nadu with India being the first country globally to get the SUV. The Venue will also be sold in several international markets such as Canada, United States and Australia. Currently, the company is developing around 8000-9000 units of the SUV on a monthly basis, which could be increased in near future to reduce the waiting period. Hyundai has invested over 100 million dollars in the development of Venue and it took almost 4 years in making it a reality. The SUV is offered in both petrol and diesel fuel trims in five grades: E, S, SX, SX dual tone and SX (O).
Hyundai Venue carries an array of best-in-segment features in form of an 8-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Automatic air conditioner with air purifier and rear AC vents, Blue Link connectivity with 33 features (10 exclusively developed for India), Wireless Smartphone charging etc. to name a few. The SUV comes loaded with dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) as standard safety features across the entire variant lineup. Mechanically, it is available with three engine options: a naturally aspirated 1.2L Kappa petrol, a 1.4L turbo U2 CRDi diesel and the 1.0L 3-cylinder T-GDi petrol motor.