Hyundai Venue Review
Car Tested: Hyundai Venue; Road Test No. 1102; Test Location: Guwahati
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 7.63 – 13.13 lakhs
With the Venue, Hyundai finally has a good looking and feature loaded contender in the sub-4-metre SUV space
The compact SUV segment in India is flourishing with some very capable products from a variety of manufacturers. Hyundai has an offering in almost every mass market segment in India but the Korean automaker was conspicuous by its absence in the sub-4-metre SUV segment. The void between the i20 Active and Creta has now been filled with the Hyundai Venue and I must say, it has been priced very attractively. Does the car have something that’ll give jitters to its rivals? Time to find out.
Motor Quest: Hyundai had showcased the Carlino/HND-14 concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, post which they started testing the car all across India very rigorously. The QXi or Venue as it is now called has finally been launched after a long wait.
Exteriors – The styling of the Hyundai Venue does resemble the Creta from certain angles. At the front, the Venue looks quite sophisticated and stylish with that bold grille and the uniquely designed headlight layout where the indicators are placed at the top while the main headlamp unit is placed in the bumper. The side profile is where the Venue resembles the Creta the most, with a very similar shoulder line. The rear looks quite pleasant and the design is straightforward. The size of the Venue is similar to that of the Maruti Vitara Brezza while the Ford EcoSport does look bigger.