Hyundai Venue’s facelift seems to have maintained its impressive sales record. Hyundai has logged a large number of bookings and deliveries of the refreshed compact SUV since its launch because Venue is one of the most popular models, accounting for 22% of volume in 2022. Last Sunday, a Hyundai dealership in Faridabad named Mahadev Hyundai hosted a “Venue day” during which they delivered 10 Hyundai Venues to customers, and we had the chance to ask the venue’s new customers why they chose this compact SUV despite the fact that the Brezza facelift was about to be released.
Some of the owners were extremely clear in their decision to go with Hyundai Venue. Few of them liked the venue’s facelift’s latest design language and features, a few liked it because they were previous Hyundai owners, and a few bought it because of the new Phantom Black colour. However, we discovered that the 1.2-litre petrol engine is the most popular engine option with the 2022 Hyundai Venue among new owners.
In addition, almost everyone we saw there bought the higher-end version of the Venue, which costs near 10 lakh on the road. A preference for high-end features is also evident among buyers. The customer is now choosing higher-end vehicles. Over the past two years, the percentage of cars costing over Rs 10 lacs has increased from 16 per cent to 37 per cent. The company now sells more cars over Rs 10 lakh than any other brand, and its share is predicted to grow from 20 per cent in 2018 to 41 per cent in 2022. The average Hyundai car sold now has a sunroof, 22 per cent have connected car technology, and 20 per cent has an automatic transmission.
The 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift is priced starting at Rs 7.53 lakh for the 1.2 petrol and Rs 9.99 lakh for the 1.0-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The Hyundai Venue facelift’s base engine is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol with 83PS and 114 Nm and a five-speed manual transmission. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine produces 120PS and 172 Nm and is available with a six-speed iMT or a seven-speed DCT transmission. A 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 100PS and 240 Nm and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
The new Venue now includes a segmented digital instrument cluster and the Creta’s 4-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters. While the 8-inch touchscreen remains unchanged with wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay, you now have access to even more connected features such as Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, as well as regional language support. Ambient lighting, a powered driver’s seat, ambient sounds, auto headlamps/wipers, and six airbags are also new features. There are also drive modes now, and a significant change to the rear seat is the new two-step rear seat recline, as well as increased legroom with a scooped-out front seatback.