The Hyundai Venue is one of the top sellers in Hyundai Automotive South Africa's vehicle range, and with over 17 162 models sold since introduction in 2019 locally, the manufacturer has now refreshed the crossover with improved looks and features.
Up front, the Venue boasts Hyundai's signature design language and this is achieved thanks to a bold front grille which has wider dimensions with a cascading chocolate-box appearance. Flanking the grille is a set of headlamps with daytime running lights in the Fluid and N Line derivatives, housed in separate clusters. The latter model benefits from its own unique grille with the N Line-logo.
The Hyundai Venue 1.2 Motion is fitted with 15-inch steel rims with a styled plastic cover. The 1.0 Turbo Motion variants are fitted with 16-inch wheels with a styled plastic cover too. All Fluid variants are fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels with the N Line model fitted with its own unique 16-inch alloy wheel design. The side profiles on the Fluid and N Line models are completed by roof rails.
The refreshed rear end of the Venue boasts new taillights which feature a horizontal strip running across the boot lid. The boot lid is now wider at the bottom, resulting in a wider bottom opening to the luggage area. Below the boot lid is a wide, square horizontal design element which houses the registration plate holder, reverse and additional taillights.
Customers are able to choose from a wide array of exterior paint colors. Hyundai Venue Motion and Fluid models are available in Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Titan Grey, Phantom Black, Fiery Red and Denim Blue. N Line models are available in three two-tone color schemes: Polar White with a black roof, Shadow Grey with a black roof and Nicobar Blue with a black roof.
The interior of the refreshed Hyundai Venue sees the addition of a new 8.0-inch infotainment system which includes a rearview monitor and Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity. USB and USB-C ports are fitted along with a 4.2-inch TFT LCD display for various types of driver and vehicle information.
Hyundai Venue Fluid and N Line models come with a 60/40 split, flat-folding rear seatback with Motion models coming with a solid rear seatback that can also fold forward to enlarge the luggage area. A rear cargo cover is fitted for added security. Fluid and N Line models feature glovebox cooling, rear air conditioning ventilation ducts and automatic cruise control with buttons on the steering wheel.
Motion and Fluid models are fitted with a manual air conditioner, with the N Line model benefiting from an automatic air conditioning system. Air vents in the rear seats keep passengers cool in the 1.0 Turbo Motion, Fluid and N Line models. N Line models are also fitted with a sunroof.
Safety in the Hyundai Venue is achieved thanks to six airbags in the Fluid and N Line models, with seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters, Isofix child seat attachments and ABS for all model derivatives. Motion models are fitted with two airbags. ESC, EBD and Hill Start Assist Control are standard fitment on all models.
Engine and Power
Two engine choices will be offer for the Hyundai Venue and they are as follows:
1.2-litre 4-cylinder Kappa MPi engine delivering 61kW and 115Nm of torque. This engine is found in the Motion derivative and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption is claimed at 6.5L/100km.
1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged Kappa TGDi engine delivering 88kW and 172Nm of torque. This engine may be found in all models and may be mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed DCT. The former transmission records 6.5L/100km with the latter transmission recording 6.9L/100km.
The Hyundai Venue range is priced as follows:
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
Pricing includes Hyundai's 7-year/ 200 000km warranty, 7-year/ 150 000km roadside assistance and a 3-year/ 45 000km service plan. Service intervals are at 15 000km or annually when applicable.