The updated Hyundai Venue for 2022 has been launched in India. The facelift model will be offered in three variants — 1.2-litre petrol with 5-speed MT (Rs 7.53 lakh), 1.0-litre turbo petrol with iMT (Rs 10 lakh) and a 1.5-litre diesel with 6-speed MT (Rs 10 lakh) (all prices, ex-showroom). 

While bookings of the car are already underway, there are rumours stating that some variants have a waiting time of more than three months. 

Right, so what’s new here? For starters, the refreshed Venue gets some major design tweaks all around. At the front is the revised front grille taken from the updated Creta and the Tuscon. Flanking it is a sleeker set of headlights with LED elements. At the back, the LED tail-lights are now connected, a trend we’ve seen in a number of models. The updated Hyundai Venue sits on 16-inch alloy wheels. 

On the inside, however, things aren’t radically different from the earlier Venue. There is a new black-ivory interior on offer, which looks rather chic. Bells and whistles like the 8.0-inch touchscreen display, automatic climate control and an electric sunroof are retained. There are some new pieces of equipment onboard like a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, a digital driver’s display and a flat-bottom steering wheel. At the back, the second-row seats get a segment-first two-step recline function. 

Safety here is taken care of by 6-airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), hill-hold assist and more. 

Under the hood of the Venue, things are kept the same. The facelifted Hyundai Venue gets the option of a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol (120PS), a 1.5-litre diesel (100PS) and a 1.2-litre petrol engine (83PS). The latter two can be had with a 5 or 6-speed manual, while the former gets a 6-speed clutchless manual or a 7-speed DCT.

The 2022 Hyundai Venue competes in the highly competitive segment and faces the Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. 

( Image credits: Hyundai India )