25 Aug 2020: Hyundai Venue bags 'Top Safety Pick' award in the US
Hyundai Venue has bagged the 'Top Safety Pick' award for the year 2020 by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US.
The car fulfilled multiple crash-safety and crash-prevention requirements, recording superior scores in six different crash tests, good headlight rating, and advanced scores in vehicle-to-vehicle as well as vehicle-to-pedestrian frontal collision prevention tests.
Here are more details.
Highlights: A detailed look at Hyundai Venue's test results
The Venue's standard and optional frontal crash prevention features earned superior ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle crash prevention. In both the cases, it was able to avoid crashes at 19km/h and 40km/h.
In the vehicle-to-pedestrian test, the Venue earned superior ratings thanks to its Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) system.
Moreover, the LED projector headlights earned an acceptable rating from IIHS.
Exteriors: Hyundai Venue: At a glance
As far as its specifications are concerned, the Venue offers a sporty look, featuring a chrome-finished mesh grille, a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, and a silvered skid plate. For lighting, it gets halogen/LED projector headlights with high-beam assist.
On the sides, the SUV is flanked by roof rails, ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, wheel arches, and designer alloy wheels.
Fact: Power and performance
The US-specific Hyundai Venue draws power from a 1.6-liter Smartstream in-line, four-cylinder, petrol engine that generates 119hp of maximum power and 153Nm of peak torque. The motor comes paired to a 6-speed manual or an optional Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) automatic gearbox.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
The Hyundai Venue offers a spacious five-seater cabin, featuring a sunroof, adjustable leather seats with fabric upholstery, automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped power steering wheel.
The SUV packs a touchscreen infotainment console with support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and BlueLink.
For safety, there are twin airbags, rear-view camera, blind-spot collision warning (BCW) system, and ABS with EBD.
Fact: What about the pricing?
In the US, the Venue starts at $17,350 (roughly Rs. 12.90 lakh). However, in India, the compact SUV starts at Rs. 6.7 lakh for the base E (petrol) model and goes up to Rs. 11.58 lakh for the top-spec SX Plus Sport DCT (petrol) trim.