Hyundai expands Venue range with entry-level option

Entry-level Hyundai venue offers exceptional value for money

Reuben Van Niekerk
Hyundai Venue

Hyundai’s popular Venue range has been boosted by the addition of a new entry-level derivative that is set to broaden the appeal of this versatile and modern compact SUV.


Since its launch in 2019 the Venue has proven extremely popular thanks to its perky design, compact dimensions and roomy interior.


The addition of the Venue 1,2 Motion manual at R259 900, which is R58 000 less than the next variant in the range, while still boasting an impressive list of standard features, represents an excellent value for money proposition.


This new model is powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine, paired with a five-speed manual gearbox and driven through the front wheels. Offering 61kW at 6000rpm and114Nm at 4200rpm performance is nippy and frugal.


Solid underpinnings

The Venue 1.2 Motion shares the same design as the rest of the range but is fitted with 15-inch steel wheels with styled covers.


McPherson strut type front suspension and a torsion beam axle with coil springs at the rear coupled to good ground clearance endow the Venue with the capability to cater for a good dose of light adventure driving.


Suspension tuning provides a good compromise between passenger comfort and confident vehicle control across a variety of surfaces including good tar and rough gravel roads.


Inside story

The interior offers intuitive controls and forward thinking design, good use of space and a decent sized luggage area that adds to the practical nature of the car.


Despite its entry-level price, this Venue boasts steering wheel controls for the Bluetooth enabled infotainment system that incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.


Additional convenience features include a rear-view camera and rear park assist sensors, electrical adjustment for the side mirrors, a manual air conditioner and front and rear electric windows.


Keeping occupants safe is dual front airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters, Isofix child seat attachments and ABS brakes.


Pricing and availability

The Hyundai Venue 1.2 Motion is immediately available and retails for R259 900. The purchase price includes a seven-year/200 000km warranty, three-year/45 000km service plan and seven-year/150 000km roadside assistance.


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