We’ll address the elephant in the room right at the start: the pricing of the Hyundai Venue did come as a bit of a pleasant shock. We were expecting it to comfortably place itself next to Mahindra’s XUV300 and Ford’s EcoSport in the upper half of the sub-four-metre SUV space. But, with prices starting at Rs 6.5 lakh and topping out at Rs 11.10 lakh, it clearly has the Vitara Brezza and the Nexon in its crosshairs. On paper, it’s promising quite a lot: an efficient diesel, a punchy turbo-petrol, a slick-shifting dual-clutch automatic, and a gunny sack full of features. So, is the Hyundai Venue the compact SUV that seemingly does it all? With the Venue, Hyundai clearly wants to appeal more to those on the correct side of thirty. And to that effect, they’ve made a few bold choices. That shows in the split headlamp setup with turn indicators up top, and a block-shaped daytime running lamp pattern. There’s some more pizazz with the projector headlamps and fog lamps, dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels, and the crystal-like detailing in the square taillamps. You get to pick between some interesting colour options too, including a Denim Blue, Fiery Red, Lava Orange and Deep Forest (Green). ...