Hyundai rejuvenates Venue
N-Line derivative added to Venue offering
Hyundai’s popular Venue has been been rejuvenated with updated styling and a revised line up of derivatives.
The Venue range continues with three specification levels and two different engines, the Motion as an entry level derivative, the Fluid with more design and convenience features as well as the addition of the N Line variant with its unique signature design features, equalling a total of six variants in the 2022 model line up.
A new cascading grille and front end incorporates Hyundai’s signature design DNA. The bold new grille features wider dimensions as well as a cascading chocolate-box appearance. On Fluid and N Line versions the daytime running lights are housed in separate clusters. The N Line boasts its own bespoke grille adorned with N-Line logo. The side profile exhibits full-volume wheel arches and strong character lines.
The completely redesigned rear end features taillights that are joined with a horizontal strip. The hatch door is also wider, offering a wider loading area. Below the hatch door the Venue now features a wide, square, horizontal design element which houses the registration plate holder, reverse and additional taillights and adds to the wider, bolder impression.
The Venue’s interior offers intuitive controls and forward thinking design, a spacious cabin and a decently sized luggage area. The rear seat in Fluid and N Line derivatives is able to split in a 60/40 fashion, while Motion derivatives feature a solid seat back that can also be folded forward.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel features audio and cruise control buttons on the models fitted with this functionality. The infotainment system now features an eight-inch display audio touchscreen system that incorporates a rear view monitor as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Ahead of the driver is a 4.2-inch Supervision TFT LCD display.
The comprehensive list of standard safety features includes six-airbags, seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, Isofix child seat mounts, EBD and ABS. 1.0 Motion, Fluid and N Line variants are also fitted with Hill Start Assist Control.
Under the bonnet
The new Venue range features models utilising two different engines. The four-cylinder Kappa 1.2-litre MPi petrol engine offers 61kW and 115Nm. This model is fitted to Motion derivatives and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Hyundai claims that this engine utilises just 6,5 litres per 100km.
The three-cylinder Kappa 1,0-litre TGDi petrol engine delivers 88kWand 172Nm from 1500rpm. This turbocharged engine does duty in Motion, Fluid and N Line models and can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. Fuel consumption was measured at 6,5 litres per 100km in the manual model and 6,6 litres per 100km for the dual clutch version.
Model range and pricing
All models are sold with Hyundai’s ground breaking seven-year/200 000km warranty and a three-year/45 000km service plan.
Venue 1.2 Motion manual R294 900
Venue 1.0 Motion manual R354 900
Venue 1.0 Motion DCT R394 900
Venue 1.0 Fluid manual R389 900
Venue 1.0 Fluid DCT R429 900
Venue 1.0 N Line R449 900