We all looked forward to the Valentine breeze. But this year’s breeze came with a difference, as the highest selling brand in Nigeria, added flavour with the Hyundai Venue.
According to the Head of Sales for Hyundai brand – Stallion Group, Mr. Gaurav Vashisht, “we are quite confident about its success in Nigeria, because, with the 2020 Venue, Hyundai has managed to combine lower cost with quality styling, equipment, power and comfortable ride without compromising safety.”
His claimed is backed up with substance because of the salient features of the Hyundai brand, which is the top selling brand in Nigeria today.
Hyundai models cutting across Passenger Cars and Sports Utility Vehicles, come with a lot of styling, comfort and space, power, safety etc. And the Venue offers even more.
Styling: Should there be an automotive beauty contest in future; Hyundai Venue can confidently vie for a crown. Already, aside increased acceptability around the world, the 2020 version of Hyundai Venue is already in competition for the crown of World Car of the Year (WCOTY).
A smart little Crossover, from whichever angle it is viewed, the Venue is attractive.
Like a typical African fashion icon, the venue comes with colours; yes; not less than 80. For the body, roof, interior, and even mirror cap, there are colour options.
Comfort and Space: As testified by test-drivers in Asia and Europe, the car is roomy. It offers ample space for both head and leg room as well as luggage space of 350 litres.
Equipped with McPherson-Strut front and torsion beam rear suspension, cruising through the nation’s pot-hole ridden roads is bound to be jolly.
Driving in the Venue takes away the troubles of bumpy roads because of the reinforced suspensions and 5-inch wheels.
Equipment: When certain variants come with apple car play – enabled as standard, all versions come with infotainment and Smartphone convergence as well as 8.0-inch touch screen infotainment system, as standard.
Power: Depending on country or continent of sale, Venue buyers could have an option of turbocharged 1.0-litre, three cylinder engine, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Being turbocharged, the engine produces 88kW and 172Nm (Newton-meters).
And, according to its maker, this Crossover is capable of hitting 100 km/hour in a matter of 11.3 seconds from take-off and can be pushed to a maximum speed of 185km/hour.
There is also another version powered by 1.6-litre, 4 cylinder engine with pulling power of 121 horses combined (121 hp) and 113 pounds-feet of torque mated to a 6-speedmanual transmission.
Economy: According to its manufacturer, 2020 Hyundai Venue, especially the version powered by the turbocharged 1.0-litre engine, is frugal with fuel, able to cover a driving distance of 100 km on mere 6.51 litre of petrol.
Safety: As pointed out by Stallion Group’s Marketing manager, designers of Hyundai Venue prioritized safety. Like others in its class, Venue does not only come with airbags, it is equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system. What its rivals do not have however, is pedestrian Detection, which, in Venue, comes with the AEB.
The Hyundai Venue has come at the best time to take its rightful place in the Nigeria auto space.