Interiors – There are a lot of things to talk about the cabin of the Hyundai Venue. The design of the dashboard is functional and user-friendly with the controls being in easy reach of the hand. The dashboard and door pads have hard plastics but the quality isn’t something that you’d call cheap. It feels quite nicely built. The centre console has a floating 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with some shortcut buttons below the screen.
With BlueLink, one can monitor and configure various features of their Venue, right from their smartphone
Hyundai has really loaded the Venue with a lot of features, it gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, Voice Commands, auto climate control, keyless go with push-button start, sunroof, etc. The vehicle also comes with an air purifier which is placed in a bottle-holder below the armrest. The Venue gets a manual day-night IRVM but below the mirror, you get buttons for BlueLink, Roadside Assistance and SOS. The DCT misses out on leather seats, rear wiper and side airbags. The Venue comes with BlueLink connectivity which makes this the first connected car in this segment.
You need to download the BlueLink app on your phone and pair it with your car. With this, you can control a variety of functions like remote engine start/stop, remote AC start, remote toggle of horn/lights, etc. You can even check the health of the car and see if any wear and tear parts need replacement or whether the car needs to be serviced. You can even track the live location of the car. The Venue comes with a Vodafone-Idea e-sim built in and when you make a command from your phone, the command first goes to the server and then reaches the car. The speed of the command execution depends on how the network is, if the network is poor then commands take about a minute to execute.
While the front seats have adequate space, it is the rear which feels tight
The front seats of the Venue are snug and comfortable, providing very good support. The driving position is very good and the bonnet is placed high up. The cabin is a bit narrow than say the Ford EcoSport though. At the rear, again the seat is very comfortable and the backrest angle is very good too. However, space is a bit limited, especially the knee room. Shoulder room and head space are good though. The Venue is more of a 4-seater but you can squeeze in a child in between. The boot has a large enough capacity of 350-litres and even inside the cabin there more than enough storage spaces and cubbyholes.