Hyundai updates its Venue small SUV



Updated Hyundai Venue compact crossover with new safety and driver assistance technologies for Singapore


Photos: Hyundai

SINGAPORE

Just six months on from its introduction locally, the Hyundai Venue compact crossover has now been given an update for Singapore. The key changes are the inclusion of a series of new active safety and driver assistance features for the top-spec ’S’ variant here, which costs $94,999 with Certificate of Entitlement (COE).



These features include blind spot collision warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision avoidance assist (below), driver attention warning (which detects inattentive driving patterns and sends an alert to the driver) and leading vehicle departure alert (which lets the driver know when the vehicle in front has moved off).

Other changes include electric heated wing mirrors, and a new front grille finished in black and chrome. There is also now an engine push start button as standard, a feature also made available on the non-S spec entry-level Venue ($88,999 with COE).

The updates will help the Venue stay competitive in the sub-$100,000 market here, which has seen a slew of new SUV introductions in recent months, including the highly-impressive MG HS and the electric-driven Nissan Kicks e-Power.

Local Hyundai distributor Komoco Motors cites the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the circuit breaker measures as an opportunity to refresh its product lineup, and introduce features that offer a greater value proposition for customers in what is expected to be a tougher market for car buyers in the months ahead.



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