CRA Motoring News – South Africa
Hyundai’s most affordable SUV to date, it is aimed at urban adventurers with a taste for savvy, trendy design.
Hyundai’s latest addition to its sports utility range arrived in South Africa late last year, offering the perfect fit for those seeking a seamless combination of style and versatility. The Venue, first introduced at the New York Motor Show, joins its larger siblings with its practical and convenient features in a compact package. With the all-new Venue, Hyundai makes its SUV debut in the A-segment.
It conveys a fun, yet functional design in a versatile and modern compact vehicle. As Hyundai’s most affordable SUV to date, Venue is aimed at urban adventurers with a taste for savvy, trendy design that stands apart, as well as offering a remarkable driving experience. Hyundai’s naming theme for SUVs has typically been a city or place. Venue refers to a place people want to be seen in. It’s an exceptional, small SUV that offers a powerful and very efficient turbocharged engine, outstanding comfort and convenience levels and many safety features.
It has been launched with three specification levels: the Motion as an entry-level derivative, followed by the Fluid version which has more design and convenience features, and topped by the Glide with its impressive and comprehensive list of features.
Fuel economy is an important consideration for customers who purchase an entry-level vehicle. The Venue won’t disappoint thanks to Hyunda’s three-cylinder turbo-charged Kappa 1.0 T-GDI engine.
It delivers 88kW at its peak performance around 6 000 r/min and maximum torque of 172Nm in a range from 1 500 to 4 000 r/min. The top-of-range Glide derivative only uses the DCT transmission. Fuel consumption was measured at a frugal and realistic 6,5 litres per 100 km for the manual transmission versions, and 6,9 litres per 100 km for the DCT. Included in the prices are Hyundai’s groundbreaking seven-year/200 000km warranty, seven-year/150 000km roadside assistance, and a three-year/45 000km service plan. Service intervals are at 15 000km, or annually when applicable.
Article Credit to South Coast Herald.