The new 2022 Hyundai Venue Facelift has finally been launched in the Indian market on Thursday. Many important changes have been made in its exterior and interior. While engine and gearbox options are available as before. The new Venue facelift SUV is set to give a tough competition to the popular cars in the sub-compact SUV segment. Let’s take a look at its specifications.
Up front, the Venue gets an all-new front bumper and grille with dark chrome treatment. The overall design of the Venue facelift’s grille mimics the one seen on the refreshed Hyundai Palisade flagship SUV sold overseas. The front bumper sees styling tweaks too and now gets a wider and more prominent-looking faux skid plate. The Venue facelift continues with a split headlamp design as before, but the upper lighting elements featuring the turn indicators have been made to look like an extension of the grille itself.
In profile, things are expected to remain more or less similar, except for the alloy wheels and wheel caps that get a new look, depending on the variant. More styling changes are seen at the back where the Venue facelift gets a completely redesigned tail-lamp, now connected by an LED light bar, much like its sibling Kia Sonet. The tailgate design and the rear bumper get minor design alterations as well.
Hyundai has not made any changes to the engine of the new Venue. It will be offered with the same 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine as before, along with 1.0-litre Turbo GDi and 1.2-litre MPi Kappa petrol engine options. Transmission options will continue to be 6-speed manual or IMT as well as DCT gearbox.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 83 PS of power and 114 Nm of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. More powerful than this is the turbo motor which generates 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque. While the diesel engine generates 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque. The turbo petrol engine is mated to a 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox and 7-speed DCT unit, while the diesel engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Hyundai has made some changes to the feature list of the 2022 Venue. It will come with support for Google Voice Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Blue Link connected car features with more than 60 features. Using the voice command assistant, you can check the idle time alert, remote control climate, remote unlock/lock door, check vehicle status, tyre pressures, find your car, check the fuel level, speed alerts, and time fencing alert. Moreover, the rear seat now gets a two-step recline function.
The 1.0 liter petrol variant starts at Rs 7.53 lakh and the turbo petrol variant has a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh. The new Venue diesel is available at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh.