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Hyundai QXi / Carlino SUV will be called ‘Venue’, launch soon

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Hyundai has officially revealed that their upcoming compact-SUV will be called the ‘Venue’. This product which we earlier knew by the codename QXi and was first showcased as the Carlino concept, finally has a launch name. Hyundai is expected to launch the Venue compact-SUV sometime in May 2019. The Hyundai Venue is going to very much be considered as a small Creta, and that is a good thing considering how popular the Creta is in the Indian SUV space.

Hyundai says that they selected the name Venue as this would be a place where people would like to be seen (inside). Hyundai is also promoting the product as a connected SUV, so expect quite a few tech features on the Venue.

The image reveals that the bootlid will have Venue slapped in the centre, and not on the either end. Also, the paint of the car seems to have a matte finish, but it is unlikely to make it to showrooms. The rear wash wipe is also visible in this picture.

The Hyundai Venue is going to be a compact-SUV, sub-4 metres in length. This will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport & Tata Nexon.

It is being said that the Hyundai Venue will be launched with 3 engine options, and an automatic gearbox is also on the cards. The SUV will get a turbocharged petrol and diesel engine along with a naturally aspirated petrol motor as well. The turbo-petrol motor will be making a debut for the first time with the Venue.