Venue to go against Stonic, Corolla Cross
“Better late than never.” This has been the idiomatic phrase uttered by Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) with the launch of the new Venue subcompact SUV, which is set to contend the Kia Stonic, and the Toyota Corolla Cross.
The 2021 Hyundai Venue flaunts the brand’s bold cascading grille with dimensional pattern formed from an intricate mesh of black and chrome steel for a premium vibe. The classiness of the crossover is apparent to small details such as the black cladding around the fender, thicker wheel arches, boldly sculpted side character lines, 17-inch alloy wheels with sporty and asymmetrical spoke design, and the front-wheel air curtain inlet that’s neatly integrated to the bumper that helps in the Venue’s aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
It has bi-function halogen headlights with static blending, and LED DRL and position lamps which provide visibility day and night.
At the rear, the Venue’s emblem is tucked on the vehicle’s rear door. To further highlight the Venue’s rear design, it is also equipped with Z-shaped tail lights, and back-up lamps that are attached on the rear bumper.
Hop inside the Venue and you’ll be greeted with horizontal layout that provides comfort and spacious cabin. Its T-shaped dashboard design boasts of Hyundai’s sporty approach in organizing the Venue’s interior space.
The infotainment system features an 8-inch display audio touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to help you stay connected. This touchscreen also doubles as the display for the rearview camera that helps guide you to maneuver your car with ease when parking.
The Venue’s Drive mode and 2WD multi-traction control that adapts to your preferred driving style, with three available settings of sporty, normal, or eco-friendly, which can be intuitively selected through a single jog dial.
Keep tabs on your car’s efficiency, or various vehicle settings through the 3.5-inch Supervision Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), and easily manage cabin temperature with a three-dial automatic air-conditioning system.
Under the hood of the Hyundai Venue, is a 1.6-liter multi-point injection gasoline engine that produces an output of 127 hp at 6,300 rpm, and maximum torque of 112 lb-ft at 4,850 rpm. Transmission is a 6-speed automatic.
Like all Hyundai SUVs, the VENUE is also built with Hyundai’s Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) to enhance overall body rigidity, and helps in decreasing the impact of collision to the occupants.
Other features of the Venue include electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock braking system (ABS), and ISOFIX child seats.
The 2021 Hyundai Venue is available at following prices:
2021 Hyundai Venue 1.6L GLS A/T – PHP 985,000
2021 Hyundai Venue 1.6L GL A/T – PHP 915,000
For more information, https://www.hyundai.ph
Words: Ms. Mavelle Durian