Hyundai launches connected compact SUV Venue
Automobile major Hyundai Motor India in May launched India’s first ...
Automobile major Hyundai Motor India in May launched India’s first “fully connected” SUV - Hyundai Venue—in both petrol and diesel variants. According to the company, the petrol variant of the SUV has been priced between Rs 6.5 lakh and Rs 11.1 lakh, where as the diesel fueled version comes in the range of Rs 7.75 lakh to 10.84 lakh. “Venue will be India’s first fully connected SUV equipped with our global ‘BlueLink Connected Technology’.
“The Indian market is at the centre of Hyundai’s global growth plan, and the launch of Venue will strengthen our commitment to the Indian market and fulfill our promise of creating a happy life for our customers.” The new SUV also sports an in-house developed seven-speed advanced ‘Dual Clutch Transmission’ (DCT) technology in addition to the proven 6 MT and 5 MT transmissions. “The Venue will be powered with debut of Kappa 1.0 Turbo GDi Petrol Engine along with well-proven 1.2 l Kappa Petrol and 1.4 l Diesel Engine,” the statement added. In terms of connected features, the SUV comes with ‘Hyundai Blue Link’ which has an in-built and tamper-proof device powered by Vodafone-Idea eSIM and a “Cloud-based Voice Recognition” platform from Global AI (Artificial Intelligence) company - Sound Hound. “The Hyundai Blue Link is Hyundai’s global technology which is introduced in the Indian market with 33 features out of which 10 are India specific features,” the statement said.