The Hyundai Venue has been around for a long time and has dominated the compact SUV segment for many years now.
Hyundai recently got an update that made it better. With the new update comes a new version of the venue – N-Line which will excite fans. In the article, we talk about 10 things we love about Hyundai’s range and why it should be on your list if you’re in the market for a new sub-4 meter SUV.
Yes, the looks may and may not appeal to everyone with the design of the Hyundai Venue. However, till date we cannot find people who don’t like its design. With a 2022 update, the location is even more appealing and desirable. The new parametric grille at the front and the infinity taillights wrapped around the tailgate certainly give the Venue a unique look. If you’re looking for something sporty, the N-line comes with lots of red accents, red brake calipers, and some unique special colors. Thunder Blue and Shadow Gray are things most people would find hard to hate. Overall, the venue design is solid and will please most if not all.
Having a variety of engine options is a boon when one is shopping for a vehicle as one can choose the exact one as per their needs. With the diesel powertrain gone, the location is one of the few that still offers a diesel mill. For petrolheads, there are two options, the 1.2L naturally aspirated engine and the 1.0L turbo.
Well, a good engine is no good if not paired with a good transmission. The Venue gets not one, not two, but three transmission options. Yes, a 7-speed DCT, 5/6-speed manual, and 6-speed iMT or intelligent manual transmission. For the uninitiated, iMT is a new technology that has a manual gearbox but no clutch for the driver. The comfort of an auto but the fun of a manual, that’s the IMT. Options are best explained in tabular form. So here goes:
|engine||5S manual||6S manual||6S iMT||7S DCT|
|1.2L NA Petrol||Yes||no||no||no|
Long feature list
Hyundais are known for being loaded with features and the venue is no exception. The feature list is very long but, we have highlighted some important and unique features of the compact SUV.
|LED projector headlamps||Power driver seat – 4 way|
|Cornering lamp||Drive Mode Select (Normal, Eco, Sport)|
|Ambient light||Smart electric sunroof|
|2 step reclining seat||Paddle shifters|
|60:40 split rear seat.||Puddle lamp|
|20.32 cm (8″) HD infotainment system with BlueLink||Auto Healthy Air Purifier|
|Ambient sounds of nature.||Wireless phone charger|
|Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay|
|Digital cluster with color TFT MID|
The Hyundai Venue is equipped with BlueLink, Hyundai’s proprietary connectivity suite. It has 60+ connected features that will make users’ lives easier. Remote start/stop, remote AC control, geo-fencing, speed limiter are a few to mention. The vehicle also gets call center support in case of breakdown and immediate emergency services in case of accident. Not only this, the location can keep expanding its connectivity suite thanks to OTA updates.
Embedded voice commands
Venue is also packed with embedded voice commands. Just push a button and give the car one of the preset commands and the car will do the work for you. Your own little Jarvis in the car. Below is a list of commands one can use.
Onboard Dash Cam (Online Only)
The Venue also gets a dash cam which is a very important feature in terms of safety. Although it is limited to the N-Line only, the Venue N-line is the first car in the segment to have this feature as well.
The automatic variants of the Hyundai Venue get driving modes – Normal, Eco and Sport. The dynamics, power delivery, steering feel etc will change based on the mode you are in. Location is one of the few cars to get this feature.
Home by car
A first in the segment and currently the only one to have this feature. Home to Car will basically let you command your car from the comfort of your home. If you’re wondering if you should use an app? Well, you won’t be wrong at all as one can do the same. However, the unique thing about Location is that you can give commands to the car using your existing voice assistant. Yes, Alexa or Google Home, whatever assistant you use to control devices at home can also control your car.
Well, the Hyundai Venue might not be the most affordable compact SUV but it certainly isn’t the most expensive. There’s a place for every budget. Prices are listed below: