2022 Hyundai Venue: price, variants explained: New vs Old
The 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift accompanies quite a few significant upgrades on the outside as well as on the inside and is offered in a total of six variant in India.
The 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift has at last gone on sale in India and it accompanies quite a few significant upgrades both on the outside and inside of the SUV. The new Hyundai Venue facelift is offered in six variants- E, S, S+, S(O), SX and SX(O) and ex-showroom prices start at ₹ 7.53 lakh for the base petrol trim, going as far as possible up to ₹ 12.57 lakh for the range-topping turbo petrol variant. The variants line-up of the new Hyundai Venue has been rejigged also. For the time being, we let you know how different the 2022 Venue facelift is is compared to its predecessor.
The most significant the Hyundai Venue has received is in its looks and it design is definitely more futuristic and a bit sportier compared to the outgoing model. The 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift gets a more extensive ‘Parametric Jewel Grille’ which looks more butch wearing with liberal chrome embeds and flawlessly converges with the new turn indicators and parking lights up top. The split front light treatment continues even on this facelifted model and bumper also has been redesigned featuring chunkier air dam and skid plate. Indeed, rear boasts of some major updates like the sleeker and sharper taillights that are now conjoined with a full-length light bar running the width of the tail gate. The multi-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels too are new.
The active Hyundai Venue too appealed with its SUVish and square shaped design however appeared to be more funky than bold housing the cascade grille while the rear looked a tad simpler compared to the new model.
Interior, Features and Technology:
The cabin of the new 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift actually is a familiar space courtesy the same overall layout, however it currently gets a double tone treatment and the instrument panel is now digital. The back seat currently accompanies a two-step recline function, which is a segment first feature.
The predecessor was offered with a single tone grey cabin with silver inserts while it was updated with the four-spoke steering wheel with the launch of the iMT variant. The outgoing Hyundai Venue came with analogue dials for speedo and tacho meter with a reasonably sized MID in the centre.
Presently here we have seen a few significant redesigns in the new Hyundai Venue facelift, starting with the four-way power adjustable driver’s seat for rake and height adjustment. However, it still gets a manual lever for backrest adjustment. Coming to the tech that is on offer, the 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift is available with a updated version of Hyundai’s BlueLink associated connected car tech with 60-plus connected car features and support for 12 languages – including 10 regional languages. The system as before supports over-the-air updates.
Clearly, the previously mentioned highlights were not accessible beforehand on the Hyundai Venue but rather it was the first connected car that went on sale in India back in 2019 and was offered with quite a few segment first features back then like wireless charging, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and premium Arkamys sound system among others.
Mechanically, the new Hyundai Venue is the identical to the outgoing model holding both petrol engines as well as the diesel mill. Starting the range is the 82 bhp 1.2-liter, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine which is available in every one of the variants with the exception of top-of-the-line SX(O) variant. The higher variants get the choice of the more powerful 118 bhp 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which isn’t available in the E, S, and SX trims. The diesel engine is the familiar 99 bhp 1.5-liter unit, which is available on the whole yet E and S trims. Gearbox choices includes a five-speed manual for 1.2 petrol, six-speed manual for the 4 1.5 diesel, a six-speed iMT for the 1.0 Turbo and a seven-speed double clutch automatic transmission (DCT) for the 1.0 Turbo. That aid, the 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift currently additionally gets drive mode select with three modes-Normal, Eco, and Sport.