The launch of the Hyundai Venue facelift is due for July this year as confirmed by our dealer-level sources. The trend of small SUVs continues in the market with such products posting consistent sales month after month. Venue has been there in this segment for quite some time now. The facelift is due, with stiff competition from the likes of Tata Nexon and the upcoming Maruti Brezza. What are the changes that could be expected on the new Venue, let us discuss?
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According to many leaked images on the internet, the facelifted Venue will sport somewhat of a similar front fascia as the international-spec Tucson with parametric grille, integrated LED DRLs, fog lamps and projector headlamps down on the bumper, sporty bumper and skid plate, stylish alloy wheels, tall stance, relatively unchanged rear end with LED taillamps, and generous use of chrome ar various places on the body. There will be things like roof rails, sporty rear bumper, integrated roof spoiler, shark fin antenna and plenty of such bits to make it as attractive on the outside as possible. This will be extremely important if it needs to compete with bold Nexon, stylish Sonet and modern upcoming Brezza.
The Hyundai Venue comes with a plethora of engine options including a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol making 82 hp and 113 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel making 100 PS and 240 Nm and new 1.0-litre turbo petrol making 120 PS and 171 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. These engines come with the options of manual, iMT and DCT transmission options. The prices of the Venue range between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 11.87 lakh, ex-showroom. The facelift might feature a slight premium over these prices once it launches in July.
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This segment has become increasingly competitive over the past couple of years. Nexon has outdone itself and is the one to beat while the upcoming Brezza is also set to raise the heat. Ultimately, it is only the customer who stands to benefit from all this competition as he/she will have a ton of variety to choose from.