The facelift version of the Hyundai Venue has been spotted testing in India for the fist time. Earlier it was spotted at its home base. S.Korea. It’s expected to get its Indian market launch next year and Hyundai will equip the new version with both cosmetic and interior updates to enhance its appeal among the target market.
On the outside, 2022 Hyundai Venue will get a new grill inspired by its elder luxury sibling, the Tucson. Both front bumper and rear bumper will receive their share of updates and new alloy wheels have also been planned to make their way on the facelift version. The design of the tail light will go under the knife although the design of the headlamps, DRLs, and silhouette will remain unchanged.
Inside the cabin, expect the new facelifted version to come with some additional features and revised upholstery. Hyundai Venue already comes with many segment-leading features such as 6 airbags, projector headlamps, an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system, wireless charging system, paddle shifters, connected car technology, electronic stability control, and tyre pressure monitoring system.
In terms of engine and transmission, there won’t be any change expected from the South Korean automaker. This means the 2022 Hyundai Venue will continue to feature two petrol engines and one diesel engine option. On the petrol front, customers can choose either 120PS 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol or 83PS 1.2-litre naturally aspirated unit. The bigger 1.5-litre diesel engine, on the other hand, pushes out 100PS of max power.
Transmission options available with the Turbocharged unit consists of 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission), iMT (clutchless manual transmission), and 6-speed manual gearbox. The naturally aspirated petrol gets a 5-speed manual while the diesel variant receives a 6-speed manual gearbox. 2022 Hyundai Venue is expected to come at a slightly premium price compared to its current price range of Rs 6.99-11.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It will continue to take on the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV 3OO and Toyota Urban Cruiser.