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Hyundai unveils Venue First-ever Connected SUV

08/05/2019 | Author: Autoguide | 0 Comments Back To Home   < Previous News   |   Next news >

Mr SS Kim, MD & CEO launching the SUV

The country’s second largest passenger car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India on April 17 unveiled its latest sports utility vehicle Venue which is its first-ever connected vehicle in the country.
Commercially launched four days later, the sub-four metre SUV would compete with Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV 300. 
The unveiling on board a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai in the Arabian Sea was done simultaneously with a preview of the vehicle at the New York International Auto Show.
Speaking at the function, Mr SS Kim, MD & CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said: “Today we are glad to unveil the Hyundai Venue, India’s first connected SUV, at the most unique venue”. Hyundai Motor India, he said, was committed to lead the Indian auto industry by introducing world-class product. “Hyundai Venue will create quality time for customers making their life a happy life. Being India’s First connected SUV not only makes Hyundai Venue a new benchmark in the segment but also demonstrates Hyundai’s unwavering emphasis on offering the highest quality and feature-rich products to the customers”, he added.
Mr Kim went on to say, “We believe the Hyundai Venue will enable ease of life and empower the customers to have a safer, connected and more versatile car ownership experience. The advanced and intelligent Hyundai Blue Link will offer the customers control of their vehicle even when they are away from it."
The Venue is crafted step-by-step to meet the needs of Indian youth who seek future technology, space, comfort, safety and ergonomics with new-age style. The development direction of the vehicle is defined by solid presence, refreshing driving experience and leading-edge seamless connectivity. 
The core philosophy of Venue, according to a company press release, stands for the third space which is trendy, unique and stylish and is a true representation of Hyundai’s newest connected SUV. Hyundai Venue aims to create ease of life for the customers by being their connected friend on the go, added the release. 
Venue conveys a modern design and versatile compact package. For those constantly on the go, the SUV offers adaptability to the urban entrepreneur lifestyle many consumers experience in today’s fast-paced environment. From everyday workplace activities to weekend fun, Venue is a great fit in accommodating busy lifestyles with an abundance of playful and practical features including seamless connectivity, complete safety and peace of mind.
The design of the new Venue exhibits confident body forms, delivering a new interpretation of Hyundai’s signature design language. The vehicle side profile showcases a solid and full volume wheel arch and strong character line, while the front bold mesh pattern grille includes the new Hyundai signature face. This unique character line continues through the tail lamps. 
The Venue will have several firsts to its credit. It will be the first Hyundai India model to offer in-house developed seven-speed and power packed advanced DCT technology in addition to the proven 6 MT and 5 MT transmissions. The Kappa 1.0 litre Turbo (T) GDI petrol engine will also debut with the Hyundai Venue along with the 1.2 L Kappa petrol and 1.4 L diesel engine. 
Developed by Hyundai’s R&D Transmission team, the seven-speed dual clutch transmission is highly efficient and has least torque transfer interruption while shifting gears. The transmission has been subjected to rigorous durability tests for ensuring high gear strength and better clutch friction material to offer the best performance at high speeds, off-road, hill-sides and harsh climatic conditions.
The vehicle has been tested and evaluated at the most demanding conditions across the length and breadth of the country to ensure it exceeds customers’ expectations in drivability and performance. 
Hyundai Venue is the perfect blend of style, proportion, architecture and technology in terms of its comfort and convenience features. The SUV’s appealing interior space and comfortable cabin provide adequate space for the versatile urban commuter. It comes with a host of comfort and convenience features including electric sunroof, wireless phone charging, air purifier and cruise control, to name a few.
The Venue is a result of Hyundai’s continuous, consistent and innovative effort to create a car with utmost passenger and pedestrian safety. Built for ultimate driving pleasure and complete peace of mind, the SUV boasts of advanced safety system providing the best active and passive safety for a stress-free driving. Built with the application of 69 per cent advanced high strength steel + high strength steel, the Venue achieves prominent static and dynamic stiffness with improved structural rigidity.
The Venue, according to the company, is India’s first smart connected SUV with the most advanced connectivity solution- ‘Hyundai Blue Link’ which has an in-built and tamper-proof device powered by Vodafone-Idea e-SIM and a cloud-based Voice Recognition platform from Global AI (Artificial Intelligence) Company. 
The Hyundai Blue Link is Hyundai’s global technology which is introduced in the Indian market with 33 features out of which 10 are India-specific features for most practical and holistic connectivity with safety, convenience and various vehicle management relationship services. It is set to herald a new era of smart connected cars in the country. The Blue Link services will be complimentary for first three years and post which customers can further renew the services. 
 Hyundai is training a team of over 615 Blue Link wizards who would be specialists in their field and in turn will train over 10,000 sales consultants. Approximately 9,000 dealer service staff will also be trained for any customer queries related to Blue Link services across Hyundai dealership and service touch-points. 
Hyundai Venue promises to provide complete peace of mind with three-year/unlimited kilometre warranty and three-year roadside assistance. It will also offer the lowest cost of maintenance with doorstep service facility.

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