19 Apr 2021 Jatin Jhamb
If there's one cute SUV in the block then no doubt it is the Hyundai Venue. Well, being launched as the first connect compact SUV in 2019, Venue grabbed a lot of eyeballs because it seemed perfect from every end (leave the driving pleasure apart). It offered features which nobody expected and had several powertrain options for every buyer. So is the Hyundai Venue still a worthy buy in 2021? We have 5 reasons for you to gather your attention!
Well, the split headlight design still makes a pleasing appeal to the buyers and the overall aesthetics of the SUV gives it a charming too. You move onto the top-spec variant then you get diamond-cut alloy wheels, roof rails and chrome finished rille. At the rear, you get the wraparound LED taillights which looks amazingly well. The overall appeal of the compact SUV stands out from the crowd as it doesn't ask for too much attention and also packs the SUVish appeal.
Features Loaded Up To The Brim
Well, right now it is Venue's cousin, Kia Sonet which is the most feature-packed SUV but we shouldn't forget that who started the trend. The higher variant of the Venue comes with an electric sunroof, BlueLink connected technology, larger 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Cruise control, push-button start/stop, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, voice command and among others.
Safety features include 6 airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, child seat anchor point, electronic stability program, hill hold control, traction control, keyless entry and others.
Multiple Powertrain Options
Hyundai Venue comes in two petrol and one diesel engine options. It is the 1.0L turbo petrol which is popular in sales and makes 120 hp with 172 Nm of peak torque. This unit is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, optional 7-speed DCT and an iMT unit.
For those on a budget and who don't wish to spend more then the lower variants come with a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol motor. This churns out 82 bhp with 114 Nm of peak torque and gets a 5-speed manual transmission only as a set-up.
It is the diesel that gets rolling as it is a detuned version of the 1.5L unit we have seen in the Creta. It now generates 100 hp with 240 Nm of peak torque. The only downside is that this unit gets a 6-speed manual transmission only. It's cousin Kia Sonet gets a 6-speed AT but is priced at a premium side.
Better Service Network and Aftersales
Hyundai is the second-largest carmaker after Maruti Suzuki and there's a possibility that even in the remotest places the carmaker will have a workshop. So the popularity of Venue is not just limited to the features and styling but also to the wide area of connectivity.
Comfort and Convenience
Even though the dimension of Venue is not at par like its rivals but the SUV provides good under-thigh support for the rear passengers. Additionally, the middle seat doubles up as a centre armrest which acts as a comfort for longer journeys. Also, there are a lot of storage spaces and they are well utilised too.
While the compact SUV segment is now literally crowded (10 cars to choose from), a lot of factors depend on when you are buying a car. Its aftersales, service availability, brand image and the price segment. We believe that the Venue ticks all the right boxes by offering decent features, styling, safety and being a value for money product.
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