Hyundai introduced the sub-4m compact SUV, Venue back in 2019. Being one of the highest selling cars in the segment, Venue crossed the 1 lakh unit sales mark in just over 12 months. The competition is getting tighter with new players coming into the market. Hyundai wants to keep its products up to date and has already begun the testing of the Venue facelift.
What do we know about the Venue facelift?
The Venue facelift will get a life cycle impulse (LCI) update. Meaning that the carmaker will give minor changes to the existing car. From the spy shots, we can see the exterior silhouette to be carried forward. The update is focused on the front and the rear end.
The front end gets a redesigned grille and bumper with updated headlights and LED DRLs. The side profile seems unaltered with newly designed alloy wheels. At the rear, the new horizontal taillight design resembles that of the Creta.
Inside the cabin, the Venue will get minor cosmetic updates such as new material usage. Hyundai might throw in some additional features for the Venue, but the present features include an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electric sunroof, Start/stop button, cruise control, auto climate control, wireless charging and BlueLink connected car tech.
Powertrain and rivals
Mechanically the Venue facelift will not have any updates. It is likely that the engine and transmission options will remain the same. A 1.2-Litre NA petrol engine pushing 83 horses mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission. A 1.0-Litre turbocharged petrol motor pushing 120 horses mated to either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT transmission. And a 1.5-L diesel engine makes 100ps of power and 240Nm of peak torque, offered in either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Venue facelift is going to face immense competition from its rivals. It goes against the newly launched Tata punch, Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and the upcoming Citroen C3. With minor updates expected for the Venue facelift, the pricing will mostly remain similar.