- Venue to get segment first dual-clutch transmission
- It will be offered with three engine options
- Key competitors include Brezza, EcoSport and XUV300
- Hyundai can launch the Venue by mid-May 2019
Hyundai today announced the official name of its highly anticipated compact SUV that was earlier known as QXi (codename). The South Korean automaker has christened it as 'Venue'. Hyundai says that the name means a 'place' where customers would like themselves to be seen or a destination where they want to reach. Hyundai in an official communication said, "Venue symbolizes a 3rd space which is trendy, unique, stylish and perfect for Hyundai’s newest connected SUV. Hyundai Venue will create quality time and ease of life in the 3rd Life Space of customers by always being connected while they are on the go."
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The Venue will get three engine options - 1.4-litre petrol capable of making 100 bhp and a 1.4-litre diesel motor that can churn out 89 bhp. The other engine option will be an automatic 1.0-litre turbo petrol that will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Venue is expected to be plush in the inside, as the cabin will get a bigger infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It will also get telematics technology to know the vehicle's stats and driving styles. The Venue will also be equipped with segment first features like a dual-clutch transmission and ventilated seats.
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The Venue being the first compact SUV from the South Korean car manufacturer is aimed at making the competition to run for their money. The car will be feature loaded making it a great option to choose from the current Indian compact SUV segment. A number of spy shots of the test mules are already doing rounds on the social media platforms and enthusiasts are hooked on to this one. The car will also be previewed at the 2019 New York Motor Show.
Hyundai usually names its SUVs after a place or city while 'Venue' means a 3rd Space when they are heading somewhere. The automaker is referring Venue as a 'Connected SUV' which hints at the possibility of the compact SUV receiving a host of connectivity features. Hyundai can officially launch the vehicle by mid-May 2019. Venue's key competitors are Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the recently launched Mahindra XUV300.