The Hyundai Venue has always been an often sight on our roads. Being a dynamic market, Hyundai never sat at rest. Even tough it already inculcates you with multiple powertrain options, the company still added an eye-opening reiteration i.e. the intelligent manual transmission (iMT) that uses a 1.0-litre GDi turbo petrol motor. All in all, this offers the undeniable comfort of a two-pedal setup that is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
With a contemporary design, Venue get some cool looking touch. The new iMT versions are available in the SX, SX (O), Sport SX, and Sport SX (O) that can be easily spotted, all because of some sporty red accents on the cladding and roof rails and the grille It also incorporates the prominent Turbo badge on the boot. Although, these traits are subtle but it make this form of the Venue stand out from the crowd.
Moving on to the interior, the Hyundai Venue iMT offers some tweaks and modifications. The Sport SX (O) variant gets red seams on the seats, gear lever boot, and the flat-bottom steering wheel. Likewise, some red trim can be seen highlighting the climate control dials and the air-con vents too, which lends a sporty tinge to the cabin.
The cabin of this version largely remains the same as the regular car, while quality and finish is segment-leading, the ergonomics and cubby space is also spot-on for most requirements. The only gripe we had was the rear seating being inadequate for three occupants. Nonetheless, the 350-litre boot can easily swallow three medium suitcases and some soft bags at most.
Some of the popular features with this Sport SX (O) are a digital MID with lots of information to display, a touch screen infotainment system with Blue Link connectivity, and a single-zone climate control system with rear AC vents. Along with this, it has height-adjustable driver’s seat, push start button, a rear-view camera, wireless charging, six airbags, and ABS with EBD.
The Venue iMT. Power from the 118bhp/172Nm 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine drives the front wheels through what Hyundai calls a six-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT). The system uses a dual-pedal (accelerator-brake) experience to kill the chore of the clutch pedal.