The revamped Hyundai Venue SUV is set to hit Indian roads as the Korean automaker prepares to launch its first major product this year. The 2022 Hyundai Venue SUV, already partially revealed, is one of the automaker's best-selling models since its launch. In the new generation, the Venue SUV will be presented with many changes including an updated design, updated interiors and much more. The improved Venue SUV is set to renew its rivalry with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, also set to launch later this month.
Ahead of the launch, Hyundai has revealed several details about the improved 2022 Venue SUV. The SUV now looks more sporty with a redesigned front end. It now comes with a grid with parametric patterns. LED headlights and DRL are also integrated into the design. The front bumper has also undergone a facelift. On the sides, The Venue keeps its previous image largely unchanged. The main difference lies in the design of the alloy wheels. There have been big changes at the rear, with the new Venue having LED taillights at each end connected by an LED strip running through the trunk. The rear fenders have also been redesigned.
The updated 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift SUV will be available in seven exterior color options including Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Phantom Black, Denim Blue, Titan Gray and Fiery Red, and will also include a two-tone option in Fire Red with a black roof.
Hyundai hasn't fully revealed the interior of the new Venue SUV. However, it is expected to come with new upholstery and upgraded features. The automaker has confirmed that the Venue will be equipped with features like Home to car (H2C) with Alexa, Google Voice Assistant and more than 60 Bluelink connected car features, among others. Among other features, the Venue will have a digital driver display, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless charging facility, a sunroof and a rear parking camera.
It is also possible to provide ventilated front seats for front row passengers. The 2022 Venue Facelift will also offer two-step reclining seating for rear passengers, a first in its class. The top-of-the-line variant will also have an armrest air purifier for front-row passengers. It is likely the same unit used in other Hyundai vehicles such as the Creta and Alcazar.
Under the hood, the new Venue SUV will be offered with several powertrain options. While details have not been revealed by the automaker, the SUV may have a 1.5-liter diesel engine capable of producing 99 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. Petrol Venue could get the familiar 1.0-liter Turbo GDi engine with 118 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque. A 1.2-liter petrol engine, which can produce 82 hp, can also be offered as one of the powertrain options.
The transmission work will likely be handled by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Hyundai may also offer the iMT gearbox that was available with previous generation models. The SUV will also get three driving modes including Normal, Eco and Sport mode.
Hyundai is likely to offer the new place at a price ranging from ₹7 lakh and ₹12 lakh. It will compete with competitors such as the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger besides the upcoming Maruti Vitara Brezza.