A Fun Venue

Auto Today|June 2019

A Fun Venue

Hyundai shook up the Indian market with the Creta a few years back. Now they are hoping to do the same with the Venue. But is it that good? We try it out

The compact SUV market is loaded with options. We have the Ford EcoSport, the Mahindra XUV 300 and not to forget the segment leader the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Hyundai then is the last to join the party with the Venue. Quite obviously then it has to bring something to the table which the others have missed out on. So does it?

The Venue looks rather compact at first glance. It measures in at 3,995mm in length and has a wheelbase of 2,500mm which is identical to the Vitara Brezza . But thanks to the design it offers a quirky look which we like. The front end design is also unique and comes with a two-tier lighting console. A sleek light panel on top houses the indicators while the larger unit on the bumper is loaded with projector headlamps and LED day time lights. Then there is a small fog light below it. The console also offers a cornering light which sure aids while driving around the hills. Hyundai has added a lot of chrome to the front grille and this gives a shiny look up front. While personally I have never liked chrome, my fellow countrymen though love it. The 16in diamond cut alloys do a good job in filling up the wheel wells and the design looks very sporty as well. The rear end is a stout one and comes with LED lights. The Venue badging sits in the middle and adds to the overall flavor.

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June 2019