Hyundai Venue Facelift vs. Rivals: Which Fares Better?
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Hyundai Venue Facelift vs. Rivals: Which Fares Better?

Hyundai recently launched the 2022 Venue facelift for the Indian market. The sub-compact SUV has been facelifted by the carmaker four years after it debuted. It has been given a significant makeover in terms of exterior styling, and the Venue’s interior and tech get some upgrades too.

The Hyundai Venue comes in 6 trims- Venue E, Venue S, Venue S(O), Venue S+, Venue SX, and the Venue SX(O). Prices for the 16 variants start at Rs. 7.53 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.72 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Hyundai Venue 2022 Facelift

Hyundai Venue Variants

Variant Powertrain Price (Rs.)
Venue E1.2 Petrol MT7.53 lakh
Venue S1.2 Petrol MT8.70 lakh 
Venue S(O)1.2 Petrol MT9.50 lakh
Venue S(O)1.0 turbo-petrol iMT9.99 lakh
Venue S(O)1.0 turbo-petrol DCT10.69 lakh
Venue S+1.5 diesel MT9.99 lakh
Venue SX1.2 petrol MT10.69 lakh
Venue SX1.2 petrol MT Dual Tone10.85 lakh
Venue SX1.5 diesel MT11.42 lakh
Venue SX1.5 diesel MT Dual Tone11.58 lakh
Venue SX(O)1.0 turbo-petrol iMT11.92 lakh
Venue SX(O)1.0 turbo-petrol iMT Dual Tone12.07 lakh
Venue SX(O)1.5 diesel MT12.32 lakh
Venue SX(O)1.5 diesel MT Dual Tone12.47 lakh
Venue SX(O)1.0 turbo-petrol DCT12.57 lakh
Venue SX(O)1.0 turbo-petrol DCT Dual Tone12.72 lakh

Hyundai Venue Features

As for the cosmetic upgrades, the revised exterior boasts a sleeker, bolder look. It certainly elevates the look, and the upgraded grille adds to the butch visuals. The rectangular chrome-studded grille is accentuated as the Venue retains its split headlight setup but with additional LED lighting. The side profile remains the same, with its side cladding and boxy overall look, barring the addition of the geometric 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. On the rear, a redesigned bumper and LED taillights complete the look.

Hyundai Venue 2022 Facelift: geometric 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, redesigned bumper and LED taillights

The interior styling has been updated with a dual-tone colour theme and upholstery. Some of the biggest updates for the Venue come in the form of a 4-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, an 8-inch infotainment system that is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, two-step reclining rear seats, and updated BlueLink connected car tech. Another cool feature has been introduced in the facelifted Venue, when you are not in the mood for music, you can play sounds of nature inside the car! Other features like auto AC, cruise control, 6 airbags, hill-assist, climate control, a sunroof, and wireless phone charging (USB Type A, Type C and 12V socket) remain in the new facelift. 

The Hyundai Venue is available in 7 different colours – Fiery Red Black Dual Tone, Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Phantom Black, Polar White, Titan Grey, and Denim Blue.

Price Comparision

Let’s see how it compares to its industry rivals on the price front.

Make + ModelPrice Range (Rs.)
Hyundai Venue7.53- 12.72 lakh
Tata Nexon7.55 – 13.90 lakh
Mahindra XUV3008.42 – 13.92 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 7.84 – 11.49 lakh*
Kia Sonnet7.15 – 13.69 lakh
*The Vitara Brezza facelift is expected by June end, and a price bump is expected
Renault Kiger 5.79 – 10.23 lakh
Nissan Magnite 5.88 – 10.20 lakh
Even though the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger aren’t directly comparable rivals of the Hyundai Venue, their variants can be clumped in the same category as far as pricing is concerned.

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