Hyundai India seems to be on a roll, with the i20 facelift just around the corner, and now in a surprise move, the Korean carmaker has added a driver assistance suite to its sub-compact SUV – the Venue. In its 1-litre turbo petrol guise, the Venue now also receives a new six-speed manual transmission that replaces the iMT clutchless manual previously on offer. This six-speed manual will also be available on the Venue N Line as well.
Prices for the 1-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre diesel, and the N Line variants of the Hyundai Venue are listed below:
1- litre turbo petrol
S(O) MT: Rs 10.32 lakh
SX(O) MT: Rs 12.44 lakh
SX(O) MT Dual Tone: Rs 12.59 lakh
SX(O) DCT: Rs 13.23 lakh
SX(O) DCT Dual Tone: Rs 13.38 lakh
SX(O) MT: Rs 13.18 lakh
SX(O) MT Dual Tone: Rs 13.33 lakh
Venue N Line
N6 MT: Rs 11.99 lakh
N6 MT Dual Tone: Rs 12.14 lakh
N8 MT: Rs 12.95 lakh
N8 MT Dual Tone: Rs 13.10 lakh
N6 DCT: Rs 12.79 lakh
The driver assistance suite of the Venue includes features such as forward collision warning, forward collision avoidance assist (car, pedestrian, and cycle), lane keep, departure and follow assist, attention alert, high beam assist, and leading vehicle departure alert. However, there is no adaptive cruise control to speak of.
The rest of the car remains unchanged, which means there are no cosmetic upgrades or interior tweaks, which it doesn’t really need as the facelifted Venue was launched just a year ago. However, considering the new Tata Nexon is almost here, it is evident that Hyundai isn’t giving up without a fight. Interesting times ahead then, it seems.