Hyundai Venue SUV India launch highlights: Venue and 2020 Hyundai Sonata announced

2020 Hyundai Venue and 2020 Hyundai Sonata has been unveiled. Sale starts from 2019 end.

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  • 21:16 (IST)

    And that's a wrap!

    Thanks for joining us on the Hyundai Venue live blog and check out for more details.

  • 21:15 (IST)

    Here's all you need to know about the Hyundai Venue's brand new Kappa engine

    The compact SUV will get two petrol and one diesel engine which will be mated to two manual and one dual-clutch automatic transmission in various permutations. One of the petrols, and of most interest to us, is the new Kappa T-GDI 1.0-litre turbo. 

    Check out the link below to get all the details about Hyundai's new Kappa engine.

    Hyundai Venue Compact SUV Petrol gets a new KAPPA T-GDI 1.0 litre turbo engine

  • 21:05 (IST)

    All you need to know about the Hyundai Venue Compact SUV launch in India

    Hyundai Motor India today unveiled its contender in competitive sub-four compact SUV space, the Hyundai Venue, ahead of its India launch on 21 May. 

    To know more, click on the link below

    Hyundai Venue 2020 Compact SUV announced, to launch in India on 21 May

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    Here are some more details about the 2020 Hyundai Sonata

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    The Hyundai Sonata will be built in America

    Will come in Hybrid and a new N-Line turbocharged Sonata

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    Hyundai Sonata going to be made in the HMMA Alabama plant

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    Autonomous capabilities

    Hyundai's 2020 Sonata comes with Remote Parking Assist that automatically brings the car out of parking

    This is new for the segment

  • 20:37 (IST)

    The new 2020 Sonata uses a digital key

    Technobuffalo's John Rettinger takes to the stage to explain the technology inside the new Sonata

    Uses NFC and Bluetooth to lock and unlock the car

    You can even share a digital key with another user

    The car comes with a high-speed wireless charger

    The digital key will even adjust the car to the user's personalised settings

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    Sonata will have a digital key

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    2020 Hyundai Sonata features

    The Hyundai Sonata uses a new platform and the Dynamic Lasso design philosophy

    Features a sloping roofline and a short overhang along with a long hood

    The Sonata sits lower wider and looks a lot better than the older model

    The highlight of the design is the hidden lighting around the headlamps

    Interiors feature an ambient illumination with focus on simplicity

    Two mirrors used in an S curve for the main display

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    Hyundai Venue availability

    Hyundai Venue arrives by the end of 2019 in the American market.

    No details about India availability announced.

  • 20:27 (IST)

    Hyundai 2020 Sonata revealed

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    Hyundai Venue features

    Lee explains how every Hyundai SUV looks different

    The Venue features a bold and stylish character

    Comes with Rear Cross-traffic warning, blind stop collision and more safety features

    Comes in standard and two-tone colours

    Interior features a large 8-inch display that comes with Android and Apple Car Play and are available Hyundai Blue Link

    Power sunroof and heated mirrors are also available

  • 20:23 (IST)

    The Hyundai Venue colours

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    How does the Hyundai Venue look to you?

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    Here is the Hyundai Venue

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    COO of Hyundai America, Brian Smith takes to the stage

    Smith takes us through some exciting new products like the Kona that have been launched in the American market.

    On today's menu is the Hyundai Sonata and the new Hyundai Venue.

    Hyundai has introduced 6 new SUVs to the American market

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    We have begun!

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    We are about to begin

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    The Hyundai Venue will compete with a number of compact SUVs in the Indian market

    The brand-new offering from Hyundai will feel the heat from a number of SUVs in the compact SUV segment. The Venue will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport in the segment.

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    Leaked images of the car before launch


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    The Hyundai Venue will be India's first connected car

    The Hyundai Venue will be India's first truly connected car. The vehicle will feature Hyundai's Blue Link technology that packs in 33 new features. Out of these 10 new features have been designed keeping the Indian market in mind.

  • 19:59 (IST)

    Hyundai expected to debut the 2019 Sonata and the all-new Hyundai Venue

    At its launch event happening in New York, automaker Hyundai is not only expected to debut its new compact SUV, the Hyundai Venue, but also the 2020 Sonata sedan.

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    Leaked images of the car before launch


  • 19:54 (IST)

    Leaked images of the car before launch

  • 19:31 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the LIVE blog of the Hyundai Venue

    Hyundai's newest compact SUV — the Hyundai Venue — will be revealed in India later today alongside an event in New York simultaneously.

Hyundai's newest compact SUV — the Hyundai Venue — has been revealed in New York and India alongside the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

Hyundai Venue.

Hyundai Venue.

The highlighting feature of the Hyundai Venue is expected to be its "class-leading connectivity". Hyundai is expected to debut its new Blue Link connectivity suite with the Venue SUV which includes 33 features, 10 of which have been added specifically for the Indian market. The connectivity technology adds a number of safety and security features, AI-based voice commands, location-based services and ease of usage with remote functions for the engine, AC, doors and more.

All variants of the Venue are also expected to feature a basic safety kit such as dual front airbags, ABS, seat-belt reminders and rear parking sensors, while top-spec trims are expected to sport a sunroof, ventilated front seats, a climate control system and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible.

Considering the Hyundai Venue will enter the extremely competitive compact SUV market in India, it will rival the likes of the Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport at the higher end and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon at the lower end of its range. Expect the Venue price range to begin at Rs 8 lakh and go up to Rs 12 lakh for the top-spec variant (estimated, ex-showroom).

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