There is no gain saying the fact that the Hyundai brand has consistently taken the lead in terms of figures and quality in the Nigerian auto market in recent years.
This is not unconnected with the reality that the solid brand which is being distributed in Nigeria by a reliable name-Stallion Motors, has continued to meet the expectations of auto patrons.
So, the average Nigerian auto enthusiast doesn’t think twice when he sees a vehicle with the Hyundai badge, as the popularity of the brand cuts across all nooks and crannies of the country.
Latest information coming from the home of quality automobiles in Nigeria, is that the much awaited Hyundai Venue is now available, and customers are not looking back.
And to add value to the model, the vehicle which was assembled at the Stallion VON Nigeria auto plant in Lagos, has been tropicalised and reinforced to withstand the demands of Nigerian roads. Talk about the reinforced suspensions, 5-inch wheels, as well as McPherson-Strut front and torsion beam rear suspension.
The Stallion VON auto assembly plant, located on the outskirts of Lagos, performs Semi Knock Down manufacturing for the model.
Credible online blog. Cnet.com, describes the Hyundai Venue Crossover as a vehicle with design elements not found outside of high end luxury cars.
For Edmunds.com, the authoritative car blog picks these attributes for the much talked about Crossover- Smart packaging produces good cargo capacity for its size; Light and nimble handling; Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; and Impressive array of available driver aids.
The all new Hyundai Venue is no exception to the reliable features offered by Hyundai models cutting across Passenger Cars and Sports Utility Vehicles in terms of styling, comfort and space, power, safety etc.
A smart little Crossover, from whichever angle it is viewed, the Venue is not just attractive, it offers its user a complete sense of satisfaction and fulfilment .
In terms of colours, the Venue comes with some 80 colour variants for the body, roof, interior, and even mirror cap, among others.
Comfort and Space: As testified by test-drivers, the car is roomy, offering ample space for both head and leg room as well as luggage space of 350 litres.
Equipment: While 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: 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.
Fuel 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.
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.