Sunday, October 25, 2020

The All-New Hyundai Venue: This Full-Featured Sub-compact Completes HARI's SUV Lineup || Monchster Chronicles

There are some places that make you feel so alive and energized, you’re so exhilarated by that feeling of freedom.  Then there are those where you want to be seen in and make an impact.  And there are places that are simply unforgettable, you just want to keep coming back for more.  What if we told you Hyundai has rolled all those places into one?  Look no further because it’s right here.  Meet the all-new Hyundai VENUE.    

Welcome Hyundai’s next-generation subcompact SUV 

As the newest subcompact SUV from Hyundai, the VENUE shows off the vibe of today’s urban landscape that pulsates with youthful fun, energy, and excitement.  Exuding a bold and robust design platform, young motorists would appreciate it’s fun and functional qualities that amp up its versatility to keep pace with the dynamic lifestyle of today’s urban go-getter.  

Up front, the VENUE is immediately a welcoming presence with its unique front image that flaunts Hyundai’s bold cascading grille with a 3-dimensional pattern formed from an intricate mesh of black and chrome steel, projecting a premium captivating style.  This hint of elegance is likewise applied even to little details, like the black cladding around the fender, voluminous wheel arches, boldly sculpted side character lines, 17-inch alloy wheels with sporty and asymmetrical spoke design, and the front-wheel air curtain inlet that’s neatly integrated to the bumper that screams sophistication but also helps the Venue’s aerodynamic characteristics and fuel efficiency. It has bi-function halogen headlights with static blending and LED DRL and position lamps which provide visibility day and night. 

If you think the VENUE is only eye-catching at the front, wait ‘till you see how Hyundai’s style philosophy is translated at the rear.  Right away, you’re greeted by its name emblazoned in white with a chrome outline set against a wide rear door flanked by curiously designed illumination elements of its LED taillights.  And by curious, we mean the Venue’s unique Z-shaped tail lamps with lenticular optical lenses that give them an even more vibrant personality. Other features that further illuminate the VENUE’S rear design, such as the back-up lamps incorporated at both ends of the rear bumper complement the front style brilliantly. 

Surround yourself in comfort and technology
Inside the VENUE, you’ll feel right at home, thanks to its openness-focused horizontal layout that blends in fun and technology in one comfy space.  A T-shaped dashboard design echoes Hyundai’s bold and sporty approach in organizing the VENUE’S interior space. Feel the rush of excitement right at the cockpit, where advanced technologies enhance driver confidence and offer greater convenience. 
Get going with the VENUE’S advanced infotainment system featuring an 8-inch display audio touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to help you stay connected, as it affords you the intuitive operation of smartphone functions. This touchscreen also doubles as the display for the rearview camera that helps guide you to maneuver your car with ease when parking.  Be dynamic in the way you drive with the Venue’s Drive mode and 2WD multi-traction control that adapts to your preferred driving style, with three available settings of sporty, normal, or eco-friendly, which can be intuitively selected through a single jog dial. 
Keep tabs on your car’s efficiency, or various vehicle settings through the 3.5-inch Supervision Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), and easily manage cabin temperature with a three-dial automatic air-conditioning system.

Space utility is likewise admirable in the VENUE.  While its compact exterior conveys an easy-to-maneuver driving experience, the Venue’s interior offers a practical yet versatile space that the everyday urban commuter would appreciate.  The Venue provides you 355 liters of cargo space, and if you need more, rear seats have 60/40 split-folding capability to give you more room for your essentials and other travel gear. 

Thinking of bringing tall or irregularly shaped items?  No sweat, because the VENUE has a dual-level luggage board that can be positioned at the top or bottom to further maximize luggage loading convenience.  A retractable covering shelf at the rear can also be stored at the rear seatback to give you even more space in loading bulky items.  Plus, enjoy lots of storage spaces to keep your travels organized, like the front passenger seat open tray for your smart devices, console tray for other small items, cup holders and bottle holders for refreshments, and map pockets for handy paper stuff.  Indeed, the VENUE makes sure that there’s plenty of fun to go around with an abundance of amenities that take care of comfort and convenience.   
Geared for serious performance
Fun aside, the Hyundai VENUE is also one to be taken seriously when taking it for a spin around town.  Once you get behind the wheel, you’ll know the Venue is as commanding as it looks.  Step on the throttle and get a reassuring response from its Gamma 1.6-liter Multi-point Injection (MPI) gasoline engine that can churn out a maximum power of 123 ps at 6,300 rpm and maximum torque of 15.4 kg-m at 4,850 rpm.  Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system, the VENUE makes its sporty handling pronounced in everyday driving, while still contributing significant fuel efficiency to help you cover more miles and save up along the way. 

Stable and comfortable driving can also be expected, thanks to its monocoque or unibody structure, and a reliable suspension system comprised of a MacPherson strut-type suspension at the front and coupled torsion beam axle at the rear.  Together, these help achieve for the Venue an optimal balance between solid and flexible ride comfort characteristics for a confident drive.  What even contributes to even greater comfort in riding the Venue is the body itself. 
Like all Hyundai SUVs, the VENUE is also built with Hyundai’s Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS).  46% percent of this is applied to the vehicle, and in addition, ring-shaped high stiffness structures and reinforcements to core vehicle body members have also been applied to enhance overall body rigidity for better, and likewise, improved structural integrity to help protect the vehicle’s occupants and efficiently dissipate energy away from them in the unlikely event of a collision. 

In addition to reinforcing the stiffness of the main body, as part of the vehicle’s supplemental restraint system, the VENUE is equipped with a total of six (6)* airbags: two (2) at the front, plus side and curtain airbags to help cushion the impact to occupants in case of an accident. Hyundai made this 6-airbag system even more advanced by efficiently sensing the degree of impact and collision severity, thereby comprehensively deploying airbags. 
There’s also the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to help you keep the car steady and maneuver it safely even on challenging road situations like navigating slippery roads or avoiding road obstacles.  Front and rear disc brakes help you to apply strong stopping power during emergency situations. 
And if you have a toddler in tow, you’ll feel reassured, knowing that the Venue comes equipped with ISOFIX child seat anchors to keep the child seat in place, so your little one is secure all throughout the ride.
Fun, sporty, reassuring, and practical, the all-new Hyundai Venue provides you authentic SUV styling and stance that can make any place in the big city yours to make an impact in.  With a bold and robust design, superior space utility, and loads of tech, you’re geared for even better journeys ahead.

The all-new Hyundai VENUE is available in two variants: the 1.6-liter GLS 6-speed automatic and 1.6-liter GL 6-speed automatic. 

Enjoying driving it around town in any of these available shades: Denim Blue, Fiery Red, Cosmic Grey, Polar White, and Phantom Black.  This next-generation SUV can be yours, starting at PhP 915,000 for the 1.6 GL 6AT and PhP 985,000 for the 1.6 GLS 6AT.

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