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The Venue comes with dual airbags as standard

Safety and After Sales Service – The Hyundai Venue comes with 6 airbags on the top variant, ABS, ESC, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Start Assist and the likes. The 6 airbags are offered only on the SX (O) trim while other variants come with dual front airbags as standard. The DCT isn’t offered on the SX(O) trim, the top-most trim for the AT is called SX+ and it misses out on the side airbags amongst other things. Hyundai’s after-sales service and reliability have always been impressive and they have a good spread of service stations across India.

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The Venue is a compact SUV made for India

Verdict – The Hyundai Venue is indeed a very impressive vehicle. For most buyers out there, it ticks all the right boxes since it combines good likes with an impressive feature list along with a decent balance of ride and handling. The DCT is also a plus point for people who don’t want an MT. Rear seat space can be a cause of concern for some people though. While the Venue isn’t as engaging to drive as the EcoSport, it does most of the other things nicely and at this price, it makes for a very good contender in this segment even though Hyundai is the late-comer here.

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There is an air purifier placed inside one of the cupholders

What’s Cool

* Pleasing styling with compact dimensions
* Feature-loaded interiors along with advanced connectivity options
* DCT is very good and so is the new GDI engine
* Fantastic ride quality and safety equipment

What’s Not So Cool

* Rear seats have limited space
* Not as fun to drive as some rivals

Alternatives:Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300

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The Venue already has some serious competition in the market

Hyundai Venue Specifications

* Engine: 1197cc, 4-Cyl, Petrol | 998cc, 3-Cyl, Petrol | 1396cc, 4-Cyl, Diesel
* Power: 82 BHP @ 6000 RPM | 118 BHP @ 6000 RPM | 89 HP @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 115 Nm @ 4000 RPM | 172 Nm @ 1500-4000 RPM | 220 Nm @ 1500-2750 RPM
* Transmission: 5-Speed MT | 7-Speed DCT, 6-Speed MT | 6-Speed MT
* Fuel Consumption: 10-13 km/l (P MT), 11-14 km/l (P AT), 14-17 km/l (D)
* Fuel Type: Petrol | Diesel
* Tyre Size: 195/65/15 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
* Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, Hill Start Assist

Hyundai Venue Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3995 mm X 1770 mm X 1605 mm
* Wheelbase: 2500 mm
* Ground Clearance: 190 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 45-litres

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The alloy wheels on the top-end variant look pretty neat

Further Reading

Hyundai Venue Video Review

Testers’ Note:

“Hyundai seems to have understood the mass market’s requirement of design and features, that’s why the Venue excels in those parameters. However, it’s far from being a driver’s car and the i20 sourced engines will naturally not make it a swift mover, the GDI motor is welcome here but still has lag. That said, the Hyundai Venue stands out with the Connected car features and although the last to the sub 4-metre compact SUV party, it still has a lot going for it.” – Faisal Khan, Editor-in-Chief, MotorBeam.

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