Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue (Korean: 현대 베뉴, romanizedHyeondae Benyu) is a five-door subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai and derived from the platform of the Accent subcompact car.[2] It is currently Hyundai's smallest crossover. The Venue debuted at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.[4] The Venue fits below the Kona in Hyundai's international lineup and below the Creta in India and other markets where the Creta is sold.

Hyundai Venue (QX)
2020 Hyundai Venue SE in Stellar Silver, front right.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerHyundai
Production2019–present
Model years2020–present (North America)
Assembly
DesignerJae Bong Jang[1]
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive[3]
PlatformHyundai-Kia K2
RelatedHyundai Accent (HC)[2]
Kia Sonet
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,520 mm (99.2 in) (QX)
2,500 mm (98.4 in) (QXi)
Length4,040 mm (159.1 in) (QX)
3,995 mm (157.3 in) (QXi)
Width1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Height1,565–1,585 mm (61.6–62.4 in) (QX)
1,605 mm (63.2 in) (QXi)
Curb weight1,112–1,251 kg (2,452–2,758 lb) (QX)
1,050 kg (2,310 lb) (QXi)

The Indian-made Venue is internally coded as QXi, while the Korean-made Venue is coded QX or QX1.

MarketsEdit

India (QXi)Edit

The Venue was launched on May 21, 2019, in India and it is available in 5 trim levels; E, S, SX, SX+ and SX(O).[5] As of December 2019, bookings had crossed the 100,000 mark.

In the Indian market, the Venue occupies the sub-4 metre SUV category, benefitting from the Indian tax benefits for cars shorter than 4 metres. The length is reduced 45 mm (1.8 in) to achieve the sub-4 metre mark by fitting a less protruding rear bumper. The Venue is powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) and 115 N⋅m (11.7 kg⋅m; 84.8 lb⋅ft) of torque, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, and a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged GDI petrol engine that offers 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) and 172 N⋅m (17.5 kg⋅m; 127 lb⋅ft) of torque. The turbo petrol exclusively gets an option of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual as well.

The 1.4-litre diesel engine which the Venue was originally launched with, was replaced by a 1.5-litre Bharat Stage 6-compliant diesel engine in March 2020. The larger engine produces 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) and 240 N⋅m (24.5 kg⋅m; 177 lb⋅ft) of torque, which is 10 hp and 20 Nm more than the 1.4-litre engine's output. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.[6]

In July 2020, a 6-speed clutchless manual transmission option was introduced for the 1.0-litre engine. It is marketed as the iMT technology. It functions with an intention sensor on the gear lever, hydraulic actuator and transmission control unit (TCU). The TCU receives a signal from the lever intention sensor, indicating the driver’s intention to change gears, which then sends a signal to engage hydraulic actuator forming hydraulic pressure. The hydraulic pressure is then sent to the concentric slave cylinder (CSC) through the clutch tube. The CSC uses this pressure to control the clutch and pressure plate, thereby engaging and disengaging the clutch.[7]

The Indian-made QXi Venue is exported to emerging markets, including Latin American markets and Africa.

North AmericaEdit

 
Rear view (SE; US model)

In the North American market, the Venue will be powered by the 1.6-litre Smartstream gasoline inline-four engine producing 121 hp (123 PS; 90 kW) and 113 lb⋅ft (153 N⋅m) of torque. Both a 6-speed manual transmission (available only on base SE trim) and an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) will be available (the latter is standard on the SEL and Denim, optional on the SE), and the Venue will be available exclusively with front-wheel drive (FWD). Trim levels are base SE and up-level SEL. In the United States, the Venue competes with the Nissan Kicks.[8] The manual transmission will be discontinued for the 2021 model year due to low sales.[9]

Standard features on all Venue trim levels include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and an 8-inch display infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Available options include Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, LED lamps, alloy wheels, sunroof, two-tone roof, navigation, Hyundai Blue Link technology, a 6-speaker audio system, and roof side rails. There is also a lifestyle version called the Venue Denim, only available in Denim Blue with a White roof combined with a Denim and light gray leatherette interior.[10][11]

AustraliaEdit

Launched in September 2019, Australian bound Venues come in three grades consisting of Go, Active & Elite, and sit below the dimensionally larger Hyundai Kona. A 'Launch Edition' grade based on the Elite is also initially available and limited to 100 units, featuring unique exterior colours and a power sunroof. All are powered by the 1.6-litre Gamma inline-four petrol engine available with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission depending on the variant.

For the Australian market, the Venue acts as an indirect replacement of the fourth generation Hyundai Accent, due to the lack of right-hand-drive fifth-generation Accent production from South Korea for the time being. The entry price for the Venue has been kept low in order to maintain future entry-level customers.

SafetyEdit

IIHS has awarded 2021 Hyundai Venue a Top Safety Pick Key award and NHTSA has rated it with four stars ensuring its customers complete safety to be enjoyed. safety features of 2021 Hyundai Venue include six airbags, electronic stability control system, vehicle stability management system, forward collision warning alarm, pedestrian detection warning alarm, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic assistance. The active lane-keeping assistance, automatically adjustable high beams LED headlights and blind-spot detection are given as standard in all SEL trims.[12]

PowertrainEdit

QX modelsEdit

Model Year Transmission Power Torque 0-100 km/h
(0-62 mph)
(official)
Petrol
1.6 L Gamma MPi 2019–present 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
123 PS (90 kW; 121 hp) at 6,300 rpm 15.4 kg⋅m (151 N⋅m; 111 lbf⋅ft) at 4,850 rpm 11.2 s (manual)
11.4 s (automatic)
1.6 L Smartstream MPi 6-speed manual
CVT
123 PS (90 kW; 121 hp) at 6,300 rpm 15.7 kg⋅m (154 N⋅m; 114 lbf⋅ft) at 4,500 rpm 11.2 s

QXi modelsEdit

Model Year Transmission Power Torque
Petrol
1.0 L Kappa II T-GDi 2019–present 6-speed manual
7-speed DCT
120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 6,000 rpm 17.5 kg⋅m (172 N⋅m; 127 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500–4,000 rpm
1.2 L Kappa II MPi 5-speed manual 83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) at 6,000 rpm 11.7 kg⋅m (115 N⋅m; 85 lbf⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm
Diesel
1.4 L U II CRDi 2019–2020 6-speed manual 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 4,000 rpm 23.5 kg⋅m (230 N⋅m; 170 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500–2,750 rpm
1.5 L U II CRDi 2020–present 6-speed manual 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) at 4,000 rpm 24.5 kg⋅m (240 N⋅m; 177 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500–2,750 rpm

SalesEdit

Calendar year India United States[13]
2019 70,443[14] 1,077
2020 82,428[15] 19,125

ReferencesEdit

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