Hyundai India has said that the company will close 2019 with over 100,000 bookings for the Hyundai Venue. Since its launch in May, over 51,000 units of the vehicle sold in India till October 2019, half of the sales were for the BlueLink connected car technology. Till last month the company had received over 75,000 orders for the sub-4 metre SUV.
The Hyundai Venue comes in three engine options. A 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged motor that makes 118 bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while the DCT is optional. There’s a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that develops 82 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Finally, there is the 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine which puts out 89 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.
Hyundai has now started exporting the SUV to overseas market and recently shipped 1400 units of the India-made Venue to South Africa. The Hyundai Venue is slated to go on sale in South Africa on December 2, 2019. In addition to the Right-Hand-Drive (RHD) markets, the company will also be manufacturing and exporting Left-Hand-Drive (LHD) Hyundai Venue SUVs, which is under development, to the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, in the future.
The Hyundai Venue was the first connected subcompact SUV launched in India and is offered with several segment-first features like SOS alert, Indian-accented English voice assist system, remote engine-start and climate control operation among others. Other segment-first comfort features include a sunroof, wireless charging, air purifier, 8.4-inch HD display screen, eco-coating, Arkamys sound system and wheel air curtains. Hyundai has also started working on programming the BlueLink connected car technology to recognise Indian regional languages.