Following the release of the first official photos of the Hyundai Venue facelift last week, the company unveiled the updated model in full in India. Three years after its introduction, the Hyundai Venue will benefit from design upgrades, with more informational entertainment and connectivity opportunities within the cabin.
We’ve looked at design changes, including a larger black chrome grille, revised split headlights, extended bumpers, aluminum-style sliders, full-width LED taillights and a twisted rear bumper. All of these elements bring the venue closer to Hyundai’s latest models, which combine the brand’s design language Sensuous Sportiness.
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The transmission has a length of 3,995 mm (157.3 inches) and a wheelbase of 2,500 mm (98.4 inches). Note that the typical U.S. Venue is 4,040 mm (159.1 inches) slightly longer, with a wheelbase of 2,520 mm (99.2 inches).
Upon entering, the main thing is a new information entertainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, equipped with all the standard equipment except the initial level, as in the new cluster of digital devices. The system is compatible with more than 60 Bluelink-enabled car services and includes over-the-air software updates, remote locking / unlocking, support for multiple regional languages, and remote voice commands via the Alexa or Google Home-to-Vehicle (H2C) system. Voice assistant in English or Hindi.
The new “Eco”, “Normal” and “Sport” driving modes change the response capacity of the power unit by changing the color of the graphics in the cluster of digital devices. The location also takes advantage of the “Sounds of Nature” feature found in many other Hyundai and Genesis models. It has a practical two-stage rear seat, rear A / C fans, a cooled glove box, front and rear USB ports, as well as a wireless charging area. In terms of safety, Hyundai says the seat is equipped with six airbags and more than 30 available safety features, but we couldn’t find any ADAS on the list.
Like its predecessor, the updated Hyundai Venue is available with three engines – two petrol and one diesel. Equipped with natural air at the initial level, Kappa 1.2 MPi gasoline produces 82 hp. (61 kW / 83 PS) and 113.8 Nm (84 lb-ft) of torque and is only integrated with a five-speed manual transmission.
The more powerful turbocharged Kappa 1.0 T-GDi 118 hp. (88.3 kW / 120 PS) and 172 Nm (127 lb-ft) of torque and can be combined with a six-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT) or seven speeds. -speed DCT automatic. Finally, the 1.5 CRDi diesel produces 99 horsepower (73.5 kW / 100 PS) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. All versions are front-wheel drive.
2023 Hyundai Venue is ready to pre-order in India. Hyundai did not say whether the design changes would find their way to other markets.
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