Hyundai India has begun production of the hotly anticipated compact SUV – Venue at its plant in Tamil Nadu. Interestingly the commencement of the production also clashed with the date of celebrating the foundation day of the automaker.
Commenting on the first production roll-out, Mr S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “This is a proud moment for us at Hyundai. On this day 23 years ago, Hyundai entered India with a promise to make cars that will set new benchmarks in the industry. And today we are set to create history again with the Global First – roll out of Venue which will usher the future of connected mobility in India”.
“Our future-ready plant is excellently equipped with smart engineering technology to create a Game Changer SUV, the Hyundai VENUE for our customers. VENUE, with its striking looks and connected technology, will definitely appeal to the new generation customers eagerly waiting for a product that mirrors their lifestyle and aspiration to lead a Happy Life”, he added.
The Hyundai Venue promises to come fully loaded with many first in class features among which will be Blue Link. Blue Link gets technology such as Geo fencing, remote door lock/unlock, remote horn honk, and light flash function. It will also come with an in built e-sim from Vodaphone and a cloud based voice recognition platform from Artificial Intelligence Company.
Engine power for the Venue will come from a 1.2 litre petrol putting out 83 PS and 11.7 kgm of torque m and a 1.4 litre Crdi diesel producing 90 PS and 22.4 kgm of torque both mated to a 5-speed transmission. Also on offer will be a 1.0 litre turbo petrol churning out 120 PS and 17.5kgm of torque mated to a 7-speed DCT and a manual gearbox.
Hyundai has mentioned that the Venue is a true expression of its manufacturing excellence. The mega manufacturing plant with its advanced Manufacturing 4.0 production equipped with over 590 – Generation 4 Robots, Quality and Testing Capabilities along with Flexible Engine Plants are completely equipped for the mass production of India’s First Connected SUV.
The Venue has been tested and evaluated at the most demanding conditions across the length and breadth of India to ensure it exceeds customers’ expectations in drivability and performance. With its stunning design and styling and the most advanced Blue Link connected technology with India-specific features, the Hyundai Venue will redefine the compact SUV segment in India.
A few days back, the Korean automaker had started accepting bookings for the much awaited compact SUV. Sources have told us that the SUV has already seen phenomenal response by from buyers by crossing 2,000 units within a day of bookings being opened.
Set to be launched on the 21st of May, the Hyundai Venue is set to go head to head with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport, Mahindra XUV 3OO and Tata Nexon.