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Hyundai Venue 2019 Pros and Cons

The Hyundai Venue is a five-door subcompact crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai, having debuted at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Venue fits below the Hyundai Kona in Hyundai's international lineup and below the Hyundai Creta in Hyundai's Indian lineup.

Markets: India, North America, Australia

In the Indian market, the Venue occupies the sub 4-meter SUV category, benefitting from the Indian tax benefits for cars shorter than 4 meters. It competes with the Honda WR-V, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Maruti Vitara Brezza.

The SUV in India is powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 83 hp and 115 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine offering 90 hp and 220 Nm, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, and a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged GDI petrol engine that offers 120 hp and 172 Nm of torque. The turbo petrol exclusively gets an option of 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual as well.

The Venue was launched on May 21, 2019 in India and it is available in 5 trim levels; E, S, SX, SX+ and SX(O).
North America
In the North American market, the Venue will be powered by the 1.6L Gamma I4 gasoline engine producing 121 horsepower and 113 lb. ft. of torque. Both a 6-speed manual transmission (available only on base SE trim) and an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) will be available (the latter is standard on SEL and optional on SE), and the Venue will be available exclusively with front-wheel drive (FWD). Trim levels are base SE and up-level SEL. In the United States, the Venue competes with the Nissan Kicks.

Standard features on all Venue trim levels include Forward Collision Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and an 8-inch display infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Available options include Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, LED lamps, alloy wheels, sunroof, two-tone roof, navigation, Hyundai Blue Link technology, a 6-speaker audio system, and roof side rails.

Launched in September 2019, Australian bound Venues come in 3 grades consisting of Go, Active & Elite, and sit below the dimensionally larger Hyundai Kona. A 'Launch Edition' grade based on the Elite is also initially available and limited to 100 units, featuring unique exterior colours and a power sunroof. All are powered by the 1.6L Gamma I4 petrol engine available with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission depending on the variant.

For the Australian market, the Venue acts as an indirect replacement of the 4th generation Hyundai Accent, due to the lack of right-hand-drive 5th generation Accent production from Korea for the time being. The entry price for the Venue has been kept low in order to maintain future entry-level customers.