Tuesday, August 16

2022 Hyundai Venue facelift trim details emerge. Interiors spied

Hyundai recently revealed the 2022 Venue facelift ahead of its launch in India on June 16. The carmaker opened bookings for a token amount of Rs 21,000.

The Venue facelift gets a new radiator grille with chrome accents. It now has a rectangular air dam with a skid plate beneath, but the split headlamps are still present. New L-shaped LED tail lights with a light bar that spans the width of the at the rear. The rear bumper has been updated as well, with a black insert and position lighting on both sides.

It’s not just the exterior, but Hyundai has thrown in quite a few updates to the interior of the refreshed Venue as well. The most noticeable update is a new dual-tone black and beige interior theme in place of the all-black theme of the pre-facelift Venue. It also gets a new four-spoke steering wheel from the Creta.

It also gets two new major features – a fully digital instrument cluster and a drive mode selector on the centre console with Eco, Normal and Sport drive modes. Venue’s sibling – the Kia Sonet – already came with multiple drive modes, and now, it will finally be offered on the former as well.

Hyundai has also confirmed that customers will be able to use various first-in-segment capabilities such as Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) update, integrated voice commands, and more with the enhanced Venue, which will have over 60 Bluelink linked functions. Furthermore, the facelifted model’s infotainment system will accommodate 12 languages, including 10 regional languages such as Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Oriya.

The Venue will also get a two-step rear reclining seat, which is a first in its segment.

Home to car (H2C) with Alexa and Google Voice Assistant will be available in the 2022 Hyundai Venue, allowing users to access functions such as climate control, door lock/unlock, vehicle status check, find my car , tyre pressure information, fuel level information, speed alert, time fencing (Out-of-Time) alert, and idle time alert from a distance.

Additionally, the Venue will also get two new exterior paint options – Phantom Black and dual-tone Fiery Red with contrasting black roof.

The updated Hyundai Venue will be available in six trim levels – E, S, S+/S(O), SX and SX(O). Hyundai hasn’t made any changes to the powertrain line-up of the Venue, which means it will continue with the 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol, 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines.

The base E and S variants will only come with the 1.2-litre petrol engine in manual guise, while the mid-spec S+/S(O) trim will come with all the powertrain options on offer. The SX variant will only come with manual versions of the 1.2 petrol and 1.5 diesel engines. Lastly, the top-spec SX(O) variant will be offered with the 1.0 turbo-petrol engine with both iMT and DCT gearboxes and the 1.5 diesel MT.

The 2022 Hyundai Venue will also include Drive Mode Select, which will have three modes: Normal, Eco, and Sport, to improve the driving experience.

The updated Venue will see a strong competition from the all-new Maruti Suzuki Brezza, which is also due to be launched by the end of this month. It will also continue to rival the likes of the Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite among others.

Interior Spy Pic Source: ZigWheels


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