Launch of the new Hyundai Venue

Hyundai calls it the "most awaited SUV of the year", and the very first connected SUV. India will be the first country to get this vehicle, followed by USA, Canada and Australia.

Muscular wheel arches, LED tail lamps with lenticular lenses, muscular wheel arches and floating roof design are some of the standout design features in this compact SUV.

The 1.0 Kappa turbo petrol engine is the best feature of the Venue, which generates 120 bhp of power.

The infotainment screen of this SUV comes with a 20.32 cm AV screen.

Standard safety features across all variants include ABS, EBD, Hill Assist, Vehicle Stability Management and airbags.

Unlimited km warranty for 3 years is available. Insurance for Blue link technology is also available.

Prices are as follows:

1.2 Kappa Petrol 5 MT

E- 6.5 L
S- 7.2 L

1.0 Turbo petrol 6 MT

S- 8.21 L
SX- 9.54 L
SX (O)- 10.60 L

1.0 Turbo petrol 7 DCT
S- 9.35 L
SX (O)- 11.10 L

1.4 U2 Diesel 6 MT
E- 7.75 L
S- 8.45 L
SX- 9.78 L
SX (O)- 10.84 L

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What you should know about the new Hyundai Venue

Ahead of its launch on May 21st, the Hyundai Venue has raised considerable interest in the minds of buyers and auto enthusiasts alike. Reasons for the same are not difficult to fathom, considering interest in the Korean brand's products and the need for a compact SUV that is more affordable than the hot-selling Creta. 
Along with some stats, here are some of other things you should know about the first compact SUV from Hyundai:
1. More than 10,000 bookings have already been achieved in the past 20 days, as per inside sources at ET Auto
2. For the first time, a car in this segment will be available with connected "Bluelink"technology, which has 33 AI and connected features. Among there, 10 have been devised specifically for India.    
3. The three greatest competitors to the Venue are the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV 300 and Tata Nexon. Out of the 26,000 compact SUVs sold every month, roughly 13,000 are units of the Brezza itself
4. In terms of design, the Venue will be …

Read about the latest MG Hector news

We know you have been following this space regularly for updates on the latest MG Hector. As per the latest MG Hector news, it has already been revealed ahead of its launch in June 2019. Of course, so far you had been only reading about different specs, both interior and exterior, but it is finally time to see the massive SUV in the flesh, and boy, it sure was a pleasure to get a feel of the UK product in India.
Though it already looked big in pictures, trust us, the MG Hector exterior is even bigger in the flesh. Its length of 4655 mm is complemented with a butch-looking black mesh grille, surrounded by delicious dollops of chrome. Its headlamp assembly is in the bumper and DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) are placed just on top. All said and done, the massive overhang may just be a wee bit difficult to get in and out of city traffic. But then, what are highways and expressways really for, if not to let such vehicles express themselves?
Parameter Dimensions Length 4655 mm Width 1835 mm Height 1…

Brace yourselves for Hyundai dealerships now

Various dealerships of Hyundai across India have already started receiving the new Hyundai Venue. It is expected to be priced from INR 10-15 lakh (ex-showroom) and will take on the likes of EcoSport, Vitara Brezza, XUV300 and Nexon.

Bookings for the Venue are already available at

Hyundai has already tasted success with its Creta SUV. In order to distinguish itself from the smaller pack, the Venue has been equipped with several features, one of them being 4 different gearbox-engine options. These include: a) 1.4-lt diesel engine with 90bhp of power, with 6-speed MT
b) 1.0-lt turbo petrol engine with 120 bhp of power, with 6-speed MT and 7-speed dual clutch AT
c) 1.2-lt diesel engine with 83 bhp of power, with 5-speed MT
Blue link connectivity will be available on higher variants, providing location based services, remote vehicle relationsh…

Can Hyundai be the new "Venue" for car communication?

Hearing the name Venue does sound a wee bit strange for an SUV. MG is the one projecting a name called Hector to personalise its car, so where exactly does the name Venue come in? May be they are trying to say that in 2019, a Hyundai showroom is the one to be at, is it?
The time has come to try and evaluate if Hyundai Venue will really be a strong contender in the compact SUV segment. For starters, let us take a look at the players already present here:
Mahindra XUV 300- The baby version of the bigger XUV 500 seems to have struck a great chord with youngsters and the rest alike. A great all round vehicle, it certainly has the looks and the build of a top contender in this segment. 
Maruti Vitara Brezza- Everything that Maruti touches turns into gold, quite literally. The Brezza is a product that although looks good, does not have the solid feel of an SUV. However, it does score over all others in terms of the Maruti service network. 
Tata Nexon- A highly practical compact SUV, Tata Motor…

The face behind MG Hector in India

Have you wondered who the smart-looking man appearing in the MG Hector advertisement in India really is? At first glance, many of you may have even thought of him to be straight out a Stark Trek movie. It is none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, a theatre-born UK actor who has entered in a number of stage shows and movies, Avengers being one of them.

Cumberbatch has been chosen as the brand ambassador for Hector. He is been shown as a car user who completely enjoys the fact that his SUV talks to him like a regular human being, and identifies him as one. Smart technology for a smart man, wouldn't you say?

When chosen to be the ambassador, Benedict Cumberbatch was absolutely thrilled to bits, having grown up in awe of the iconic brand MG. Over the years, he has always been inquisitive about MG Midgets and MGB. As far as career goes, the actor has experimented with different roles across TV shows, stage productions and films, constantly trying to raise the bar. Now this is one valu…