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The Hyundai Venue is expected to be unveiled in India on April 17 and will come equipped with BlueLink technology with 33 smart technologies out of which 10 would be India specific features.

New Hyundai Venue compact SUV

The Hyundai Venue is a modern, compact crossover SUV and the latest addition to Hyundai’s SUV family, set to join the Creta, Tucson, and Santa Fe. The name Hyundai Venue refers to the ‘third place’ which is inside the car, where people spend most of the time, apart from their homes and workplaces. The Venue promises to offer a third space which is trendy, unique and stylish and will get next-gen connectivity. Recently, Hyundai Motor India had released a teaser video which showed glimpses of a camouflaged Hyundai Venue test mule being driving at Hyundai’s manufacturing facility in Chennai.
The Hyundai Venue test car in Chennai plant

The new Hyundai SUV for India takes inspiration from the international Hyundai Kona model and will get a stylish front design with slim daytime running lights and sleek turn-indicators. Going by the teaser visuals, the side profile of the Hyundai Venue seems to be on the lines of the popular Hyundai Creta SUV.

Like all Hyundai models, the interior will use good quality materials and come equipped with a new-age communication and entertainment system including touchscreen infotainment with a satellite navigation system. The car features ‘Hyundai BlueLink’, the marque’s global technology that provides connectivity-based solutions for Safety, Convenience and various Vehicle Management Relationship Services. Hyundai have also announced that some features have been specially developed for the Indian market.

We know that the Hyundai Venue will be the first car by the Korean automobile manufacturer that will have Blue Link Connectivity. Marketed as India’s First Smart Connected Car, what exactly can one expect from the system?

Well, this new connectivity system consists of 33 features, ten of which will exclusively cater to the Indian buyer. Hyundai themselves are hosting rigorous training exercises for specialists and sales consultants alike. Dealerships across the country will showcase demonstrations of the app to potential customers and other inquisitive souls.

Safety wise you get an auto crash notification, roadside assistance, panic notifications and more. Security is not an issue too, as you now will get notifications regarding any thieving personnel, their whereabouts, and also the ability to immobilize the vehicle putting a stop to the immoral act. Remote Start/Stop, climate control, door lock and unlock, find my car, share my car, and more are now possible through the app. Location services galore are available with live traffic tracking, live location sharing, and linking destination with schedule are stand out features apart from a lot more. Alert services help you monitor speed, time, idle, and a location boundary. Finally, the new artificial intelligence voice recognition will also now recognize the Indian accent. Hyundai, have not mentioned which Indian accent though.

On the rear view mirror there are buttons to activate services like SOS (Save Our Souls), Road Side Assistance and BlueLink button are on the Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM) for easy accessibility. Other features under the BlueLink umbrella include Vehicle Theft Tracking and Immobilization, Speed Alert, Geo Fence Alert, Panic Notification, and Share Destination. The BlueLink technology is powered by a Vodafone eSIM. Oh, and don’t worry, as we have mentioned earlier, Hyundai have assured that the software has been developed for Indian accents as well. So, hopefully the computer will not call ‘Ashley’ when you ask it to ring ‘Ashwin’.

Functions like Engine Start/Stop, Climate Control, Door Lock/Unlock, Horn Honk and Light, and Vehicle Status can be accessed via remote control.

Hyundai Kona Hyundai Venue Hyundai Kona image used for reference

Hyundai Motor India have not shared many details about the Hyundai Venue compact SUV just yet, but we expect it to be powered by a locally-produced 1.0-litre, T-GDi turbo-petrol engine that makes 120 PS and 170 Nm. Other engine options could include the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol that produces 83 PS and 115 Nm, and the diesel variants could use the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi motor that produces 90 PS and 220 Nm of torque. Hopefully, more information on the Hyundai Venue will emerge during the unveiling ceremony scheduled on April 17.


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