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Hyundai’s latest addition to its sports utility range has arrived in South Africa, offering the perfect fit for those seeking a seamless combination of style and versatility. The Venue, first introduced at the New York Motor Show earlier 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. 

The all-new Venue with its bold and unique character might be small in size, but it is big on practicality and personality. It offers a unique, entry-level vehicle for consumers seeking savvy design with an abundance of safety, convenience and connectivity features.

The design of the new Venue exhibits compact but confident body forms, delivering a new interpretation of Hyundai’s signature design language. The side profile exhibits full-volume wheel arches and strong character lines, while the bold and beautiful cascading grille incorporates Hyundai’s signature forward-looking visage found on both the Kona and Santa Fe SUVs. The Venue’s inviting interior offers intuitive controls and forward-thinking design, excellent use of dimensions to create ample space for driver and both front and rear passengers, and decent sized luggage area that adds to the practical nature of the car.

The leather-wrapped steering wheel has audio controls and – in the Fluid and Glide derivatives – cruise control buttons to make a long road trip much easier for the driver.

The Venue includes an abundant list of standard safety features including six airbags – front (2), side-impact (2) and side air curtain (2) – for the Fluid and Glide options, seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters, Isofix child seat attachments, and an Advanced Braking System (ABS) to deliver safe car control in difficult road conditions. The Motion derivative comes with two airbags – one each for the driver and front passenger.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) are standard in all derivatives, as well as Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) which balances braking forces at each wheel when the car is dynamically loaded, and Brake Assist which provides maximum ABS-level braking force to the driver when an emergency stop is necessary. All Venues also come with Hill Start Assist Control.

Fuel economy is an important consideration for customers who purchase an entry-level vehicle. The Venue won’t disappoint thanks to Hyundai’s three-cylinder turbocharged Kappa 1.0 T-GDI engine. It delivers 88 kW at its peak performance around 6 000 r/min, and maximum torque of 172 Nm in a range from 1 500 to 4 000 r/min.

The Venue colour palette is fresh and youthful and covers a wide spectrum that allows buyers to express a sense of their own personal style. A two-tone colour scheme complements the dramatic design: A contrasting roof is offered with two exterior colours – polar white with phantom black, and lava orange with phantom black.

The prices (VAT inclusive) of the Hyundai Venue range from    R274 900. Included in the price are Hyundai’s ground breaking 7-year/200 000 km warranty, 7-year/150 000 km roadside assistance, and a 3-year/45 000 km service plan. Service intervals are set at 15 000 km intervals, or annually, where applicable.