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2022 Hyundai Venue Facelift Review

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Hyundai India has updated one of its most popular models, the Venue for 2022. The 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift gets new exterior styling, tweaks to the interior and a host of new features. Some of these features are also segment-firsts and the segment-bests. The Venue has been one of the South Korean brand’s top sellers but has recently faced increased competition. With the new update, Hyundai aims to continue to maintain its hold in the hotly contested compact SUV segment.

Pricing for the facelift model starts at INR 7.53 lakh ex-showroom. Bookings for the 2022 Venue are already open. Prospective buyers can visit their nearest Hyundai dealership and book the compact SUV by paying an amount of INR 21,000. Alternatively, they can also book the car online using Hyundai’s official website. 

2022 Hyundai Venue Facelift – Variants & Pricing

The 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift will be available in a total of six variants. These variants are – E, S, S+, S(O), SX and the top-end SX(O). There will also be three engine options. The E and S variants will only be available with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. Furthermore, the 1.2-litre petrol is not available in the top-end SX(O) trim. The other petrol option is the 1.0-litre T-GDI turbo-petrol. This turbo-petrol engine is only available in the S(O) and SX(O) variants. The turbo-petrol motor variants are available with an iMT or a DCT gearbox. The only diesel option is a 1.5-litre CRDi motor. It is only available in three variants – S+, SX and SX(O).

The company is offering special introductory pricing for the 2022 Venue. Hence, expect prices to increase down the line. The pricing starts at INR 7.53 lakh for the E 1.2 MT variant. The other variants with the 1.2-litre engine, S, S(O) and SX, cost INR 8.7 lakh, INR 9.5 lakh and INR 10.69 lakh, respectively. Meanwhile, the pricing for the turbo-petrol and the diesel engine starts at INR 9.99 lakh. The turbo-petrol model’s S(O) and SX(O) variants with the iMT cost INR 9.99 lakh and INR 11.92 lakh. At the same time, the same variants with the DCT cost INR 10.96 lakh and INR 12.57 lakh, respectively. 

The diesel engine, which is available in S+, SX and SX(O), costs INR 9.99 lakh, INR 11.42 lakh and INR 12.32 lakh, respectively. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom prices.

2022 Hyundai Venue Facelift – Top Features

The 2022 Venue facelift will come with a host of segment-first and segment-best features. One of the biggest highlights is the Home-To-Car. This is also a segment-first feature. The feature is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. The feature allows customers to control various car functions from the comfort of their homes. 

The Venue facelift will also gets Power Driver Seat, another segment-first. The feature will let the driver electrically adjust his seat in 4 ways. To further customise the driving experience, it will now also get driving modes. There will be three modes on offer – Normal, Eco and Sport. The drive modes will also alter the theme of the new digital instrument cluster.

At the rear, the Venue facelift features a 2-step reclining rear seat with 60:40 split-folding functionality. The reclining function of the back seat is also a first for the segment. It will let rear occupants find an ideal angle for better seating posture. Further cocooning them in comfort will be the ‘Sounds of Nature’. The segment-first feature plays soothing acoustic music through the music system to help them relax.

The company has also updated the Bluelink system. It now offers over 60 new features. The 2022 Venue will now also be able to get FOTA (Firmware-Over-The-Air) updates, another segment-first. The Bluelink system now supports a total of 12 languages. These now also include 10 regional languages. The new supported regional languages are – Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Oriya.

2022 Hyundai Venue Facelift – Powertrain

The 2022 Venue facelift will continue to use the same powertrain option as before. Thus, it will come with three engines and four transmission options. The petrol line-up includes the Kappa 1.2-litre MPi engine and the 1.0-litre T-GDI. The former is a naturally-aspirated motor and makes 83 PS and 113.8 Nm of torque. It is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission. The other petrol, the 1.0-litre T-GDI, is a three-cylinder turbocharged mill. The motor produces 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque. The turbo-petrol is available with two transmissions – a 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) and a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). 

The only diesel engine option with the 2022 Venue is the U2 1.5-litre CRDi. The oil-burner mill makes 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque. The only available gearbox with this engine is a 6-speed manual. Unlike its sibling, the Kia Sonet, it does not get a torque converter automatic gearbox.

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