Rizal Faisal in Auckland, N Zealand
The all-new Hyundai Venue is a compact SUV targetted for the young, urban millenials, and the go-getter.
This was shred by team Hyundai New Zealand at the Venue’s debut on December 2019 in Auckland.
I, among others hosted at the Venue’s debut, believe Hyundai has the potential to attract modern family looking for safety, comfort and style in a compact package.
At a glance, the Venue exudes ruggedness and comfort.
Hyundai emphasises the advantages of a small SUV in the Venue, ‘small on the outside, big on the inside’, offering all of the benefits of a small footprint but with advantages of large interior specification.
The exterior has an iconic SUV façade with its cascading grille and twin headlights. However, a flux grille is made optional.
In the high-spec, air curtain inlets and fender garnish makes it look sportier.
The sides carry its character lines complemented with coloured exterior highlights and swept back with unique C-Pillars.
The wheels on the Venue for both standard and high-specs are fitted with 17-inch Alloy wheels and roof rails.
Wide stance and skid plate, rear auxiliary lamps, rear wiper with washer and LED Rear Combination lamps for high spec and bulb rear lamps for standard spec.
Inside the cabin, the standard specs’ seats are covered in fabric while the high-specs’ are wrapped in leather with ISOFIX base.
Comfort and convenience are enhanced with the fitting of an eight-inch colour touch screen in the centre equipped with the Apple CarPlayTM and Android Auto® connectivity with a USB audio input as well as Bluetooth with voice recognition.
It further boasts a rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines and parking sensors, steering wheel audio remote control, cruise control (high-spec), LCD clusters behind the steering wheel, USB charging port and climate control in the centre panel.
The high-spec also features the Push Start-Stop engine button.
All Venue models coming into Brunei Darussalam carry two airbags, in the driver and passenger seats, meeting international safety standards.
The colours and trims of the Venue are made available in a choice of Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Galactic Gray, Cosmic Gray, Exotic Green, Acid Yellow, Lava Orange, Fiery Red or Intense Blue toned with a Phantom Black Roof.
Contrasts of Phantom Black or The Denim colours are paired with its Polar White Roof option.
One option of the Acid Yellow roof with a Cosmic Gray body is also available.
These are available in the high-specs, with the standard specs having all the same colour options but in a monotone.
The Venue is 4, 040 millimetres long, 1,7770 millimetres wide with a height of 1, 592 millimetres and a wheelbase of 2, 520 millimetres.
The model is also equipped with McPherson Struts in the font and Coupled Torsion Beam Axles in the rear suspensions.
Electronic Traction Assistance helps limit tyre slip in acceleration on slippery surfaces. In a dial-knob, the Drive modes of Sport, Eco and Normal are interchangeable with the Traction options of Snow, Sand and Mud.
Despite the electronic aid for an adventure only available in the high-spec, the Venue is still capable for an off-road adventure at an approach angle of 21.3 millimetres, departure at 32 millimetres, ramp brake-over angle of 19.2 millimetres, minimum ground clearance at 17 millimetres and maximum climbing ability of 25 millimetres.
A 1.6L engine is lowered into the Venue, exceeding its class average, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission producing a maximum power of 123 PS/6, 300rpm, maximum torque of 15.4 kgf.m/4, 850rpm and a displacement of 1, 591 cc.