HYUNDAI STEPS INTO THE COMPACT SUV WORLD. We had Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Suzuki Brezza, Mahindra XUV 300 but there was one name missing. Now, Hyundai is finally here with its new compact SUV that sure looks promising. The all-new Hyundai Venue.
This is the first connected car of the country. It starts with a base price of 6.5 lakhs but comes loaded with features and the base variant also has 6 airbags, ABS and a rear parking sensor. The cabin quality is good and the switches are also of good quality plastic. Top end variant of the car has a sunroof and a wireless charger too. It has an 8-inch touch screen which has an app called BLUE LINK which enables you to start, lock, unlock, turns the ac on for you, sends an SOS signal to the nearest ambulance if the car gets in an accident. It also has theft protection so that you know if someone is messing with your car. Seats on this car are as good as Creta and has good support for under thigh and also has the Hyundai feel-good factor to it. The backseat is wider but the knee room is tighter than the competition. It has good headroom though. It also gets the rear AC vents. For a compact SUV, the boot space of 350 liters is quite impressive.
For an analogy, Creta has 400 liters. It comes in three engine option. A 1.2 ltr petrol, 1.4 ltr diesel, and the new 1.0 ltr turbocharged engine with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. This is the most powerful engine in this price range. Power output is same as Brezza but has more torque delivery. All three engines have good refinement. The steering feels accurate, quick and thus makes driving easy. The suspension is stiffened up nicely. This car does not have the fun to ride Ecosport feel but the grip is adequate.
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