Indian-manufactured Hyundai Venue ready for market launch4. June 2019
The compact SUV will be the first Hyundai vehicle to be produced entirely in India and will celebrate its market launch in May. The South Korean car manufacturer already has 2,000 pre-orders from dealers and online reservations 2 days after the official start of sales. The pricing of the Hyundai Venue will be announced on 21 May and competes with vehicles such as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300. On the launch day, Mr Seon Seob Kim, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said the Venue would write a new chapter in Hyundai’s history in India. “With its distinctive look and connected technology, we want the Venue to appeal to a new generation of customers,” Kim said in a press release.
As the Venue is a large volume model for Hyundai, they will first produce a certain amount of stock before starting delivery. Due to the very high popularity of the Venue, long waiting times are predicted. The Hyundai Venue is the world’s first compact SUV of the brand under 4 metres in length and is available in 13 interior and feature variants and three engine versions, with two petrol engines and one diesel. In detail, these are a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine with 82 hp / 114 Nm and a 1-litre three-cylinder engine with turbocharger, which produces 118 hp / 172 Nm and is thus the most powerful engine, the diesel is a 1.4-litre with 89 hp / 220 Nm. Available transmissions include manual transmissions with 5 or 6 gears and an automatic 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. As standard features, extras such as a sunroof or cruise control are intended to convince buyers. The Indian automotive market is growing. Take advantage of this and export your products to India. In many cases an obligatory India certification according to the Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) is required. We will be happy to advise you comprehensively on the AIS certification for India.