Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest exporter since inception, today unveiled India’s First Connected SUV – Hyundai VENUE alongside the Global Preview at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The stylish SUV was unveiled in midst of Arabian Sea at a unique venue – Cruise Liner.
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Speaking at the Unveiling of Hyundai VENUE, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said,
Today we are glad to unveil the Hyundai VENUE – India’s First Connected SUV at the most unique Venue. Hyundai Motor India is committed to lead the Indian Auto Industry by introducing world-class product. Hyundai VENUE will create quality time for customers making their life a Happy Life. Being India’s First Connected SUV not only makes Hyundai VENUE a New Benchmark in the segment but also demonstrates Hyundai’s unwavering emphasis on offering the highest quality and feature-rich products to the customers.
We believe the Hyundai VENUE will enable ease of life and empower the customers to have a safer, connected and more versatile car ownership experience. The advanced and intelligent Hyundai Blue Link will offer the customers control of their vehicle even when they are away from it.
Hyundai VENUE is crafted step-by-step to meet the needs of Indian youth who seek future technology, Space, Comfort, Safety and Ergonomics with new age style. The development direction of Hyundai VENUE is defined by Solid Presence, Refreshing Driving Experience and Leading-Edge Seamless Connectivity. The core philosophy of VENUE stands for the 3rd SPACE which is trendy, unique, stylish and is a true representation of Hyundai’s newest connected SUV. Hyundai VENUE aims to create ease of life for the customers by being their connected friend on the go.
VENUE: The SUV Style Maven
VENUE conveys a Modern Design and Versatile compact package. For those constantly on-the-go, VENUE offers adaptability to the urban entrepreneur lifestyle many consumers experience in today’s fast-paced environment. From everyday workplace activities to weekend fun, Venue is a great fit in accommodating busy lifestyles with an abundance of playful and practical features including seamless Connectivity, Complete Safety and Peace of Mind.
The design of the new VENUE exhibits confident body forms, delivering a new interpretation of Hyundai’s signature design language. The vehicle side profile showcases a solid and full volume wheel arch and strong character line, while the front Bold Mesh Pattern Grille includes the new Hyundai signature face. This unique character line continues through the tail lamps.
In-line with Hyundai’s promise of unmatched performance and innovation in mobility, VENUE will have several firsts to its credit. It will be the first Hyundai India Model to offer in-house developed 7-Speed and power packed advanced DCT technology in addition to the proven 6 MT and 5 MT transmissions. The Kappa 1.0 Ltr Turbo (T) GDI Petrol Engine will also debut with the Hyundai VENUE along with the 1.2 L Kappa Petrol and 1.4 L Diesel Engine.
The Kappa 1.0 Ltr T-GDI engine is developed by Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D division will open new era of next generation engines – a perfect combination of performance and fuel efficiency. The 1.0 Ltr Kappa T-GDI has a compact lay out by integrating the exhaust manifold to cylinder head thus improving the fuel efficiency at higher RPM ranges.
Developed by Hyundai’s R&D Transmission team, the 7 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) is highly efficient and has least torque transfer interruption while shifting gears. The transmission has been subjected to rigorous durability tests for ensuring High Gear Strength and better Clutch Friction Materials to offer the best performance at high speeds, off-road, hill-sides and harsh climatic conditions.
Engine & Transmission (ARAI Certification Awaited)
|Engine||Maximum Power (ps)||Maximum Torque(kgm)||Transmission|
|1.0 L(Kappa T- GDI Petrol Engine)||120||17.5||7 DCT & MT|
|1.2 L Petrol||83||11.7||5 MT|
|1.4 L Diesel||90||22.4||6 MT|
Driving Performance (ARAI Certification Awaited)
Hyundai VENUE has been tested and evaluated at the most demanding conditions across the length and breadth of India to ensure it exceeds customers’ expectations in drivability and performance.
|Length x Width x Height||3,995 x 1,770 x 1,590 mm|
Amenities, Comfort & Convenience
Hyundai is constantly thinking about customers and the quality of the cars that they would like to drive. This philosophy is evident in the Hyundai VENUE’s comfort and convenience features. It is truly the most perfect blend of style, proportion, architecture and technology. The SUV’s appealing interior space and comfortable cabin provide adequate space for the versatile urban commuter.
Hyundai VENUE comes with a host of Comfort and Convenience features including Electric Sunroof, Wireless Phone Charging, Air Purifier, Cruise Control to name a few.
Advanced Safety Technologies
Hyundai wants to make the lives of the customers safer and happier. Hyundai VENUE is a result of this continuous, consistent and innovative effort to create a car with utmost Passenger and Pedestrian safety. Built for ultimate driving pleasure and complete peace of mind, Hyundai VENUE boasts of Advanced Safety System providing the best Active and Passive safety for a stress-free driving. Built with the application of 69 % Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) + High Strength Steel (HSS), Hyundai VENUE achieves prominent Static & Dynamic stiffness with improved structural rigidity.
Advanced Connectivity and Multimedia Systems
Hyundai VENUE is India’s first Smart Connected SUV with the most advanced Connectivity solution- ‘Hyundai Blue Link’ which has an in-built and tamper-proof device powered by Vodafone-Idea eSIM and a Cloud-based Voice Recognition platform from Global AI (Artificial Intelligence) Company. The Hyundai Blue Link is Hyundai’s global technology which is introduced in the Indian market with 33 features out of which 10 are India specific features for most practical and holistic connectivity with Safety, Convenience and various Vehicle Management Relationship Services. The Hyundai Blue Link is set to herald a new era of smart connected cars in India. The Blue Link services will be complimentary for first 3 years and post which customers can further renew the services.
Hyundai is actively training a team of over 615 Blue Link Wizards who would be specialists in their field and in turn will train over 10,000 Sales Consultants. Approximately 9,000 Dealer Service Manpower will also be trained for any customer queries related to Blue Link Services across the wide network of Hyundai dealership and service touch points. These specialists will be able to handle any query related to the new technology. Among many firsts in the industry, Hyundai will install Blue Link Simulation app across dealerships to give their customers a connected in-car experience. This will enable the customers to have a firsthand feel of the technology.
Peace of Mind
Hyundai VENUE will provide complete peace of mind with 3 Years/unlimited kms Warranty and 3 Years Road Side Assistance. It will also offer the lowest cost of maintenance with doorstep service facility.
- Hyundai VENUE – India’s First Connected SUV creates a Unique Space in the SUV Segment
- VENUE Development Direction – Solid Presence, Refreshing Driving Experience and Seamless Connectivity
- 33 new connected features; 10 India specific features demonstrating strong understanding and commitment to India
- Engine Options – Kappa 1.0 T-GDI Petrol, 1.2 Ltr Petrol, 1.4 Ltr Diesel
- Transmission – Introduction of 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
- Strong Body Structure with 69% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) + High Strength Steel (HSS)
- Ignites SUV Segment with Modern styling and bold design
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