Hyundai’s latest addition has finally arrived in Mzansi in the form of the all-new Venue.

It positions itself to battle it out in the compact SUV segment with taking aim, especially at the popular VW T-Cross.

The Venue joins its larger siblings with practical and convenient features in a compact package, slotting in below the Kona, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fé.

It appears to have all the right ingredients to become a top-seller for the Korean carmaker. And the Venue’s daring design should especially appeal to car buyers.

Hyundai Venue has an eye-catching and distinctive look.

Also, as Hyundai’s most affordable SUV in its arsenal, the Venue is offered in three trim levels: Motion, Fluid and Glide.

The design of the new Venue is eye-catching and distinctive, while striking 16-inch alloy wheels is standard Fluid and Glide versions, and 15-inch steel wheels for the Motion version.

The Venue has an inviting interior with all the modern comfort features as standard. For the Fluid and Glide derivatives there are niceties such as cruise control and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

Consumers will also appreciate available convenience features such as Dual USB ports, a 3,5-inch instrument cluster display to illustrate useful information and a rear view camera.

Furthermore, there are also all the usual safety features such as airbags and ABS brakes.

Powering the Venue is Hyundai’s 1.0L turbo petrol engine delivering 88kW of power at its peak performance around 6 000r/min, and maximum torque of 172Nm in a range from 1 500 to 4 000r/min.

The engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission, or seven-speed automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT) in the Motion and Fluid versions. The top-of-range Glide derivative only uses the DCT transmission.

Fuel consumption is claimed at 6.5L/100km for the manual transmission versions, and 6.9L/100km for the DCT.

The Venue also comes with Hyundai’s groundbreaking seven-year/200 000 km warranty and a three-year/45 000 km service plan.

Prices Venue 1,0 Motion (manual) R274 900Venue 1,0 Motion (DCT) R304 900Venue 1,0 Fluid (manual) R309 900Venue 1,0 Fluid (DCT) R339 900Venue 1,0 Glide (DCT) R369 900