Nancy Beddoe only required a quarter of a second to decide which car she was going to drive away in. The former manager of seniors’ services with the Town of Oakville had hoped to celebrate her recent retirement with a new car but placed that dream on hold at the onset of the pandemic. Turning onto Hyundai of Oakville lot, where her husband was having his winter tires changed, she immediately glimpsed a two-tone SUV. Beddoe made up her mind immediately; it was exactly what she wanted. She tells us why she loves her 2021 Hyundai Venue Trend.
“I had zero expectations of getting a new car on the day my husband suggested I tag along to the dealership,” said Beddoe, who purchased her Hyundai Venue in April. “Up to that point I had been dreaming of a Mazda because I loved the shade of their red vehicles, but then I saw this car I made up my mind instantly. I had to have it.
“The blue and white two-tone really drew me in, and when I got into the car, I liked its big, sort of boxy feel and its size. The all-around visibility from the inside looking out also helped to seal the deal as I didn’t want anything that I would feel too claustrophobic in.
“I’ll be using the Venue mostly just as a day-to-day car to visit with my mother and to run errands and such. We have two pets – a rat named Saoirse and a parrot named Jimmy — so I’m sure I’ll be using it to pick up supplies for them. I think, overall, I’m most excited for the trips I’ll eventually take to see friends and reconnect with them. And to get together with my girlfriends and go running and to take trips to the pool.
“I have to say that I’ve owned five cars in my life and have never felt this way about another vehicle. Sure, it drives nicely and all, but honestly, I just love the way it looks” Beddoe said. “The funny thing is, I read somewhere that the Venue was designed with a younger driver in mind. Since this is my retirement gift for myself, that really made me laugh.”
A CLOSER LOOK:
Showing off your unique personality on the road is important to many, but the limited colour palettes offered by some car companies can slam the brakes on self-expression. Hyundai offers a full spectrum of options with its 2021 Venue. The SUV comes in eight different shades and is also offered in eight two-tone palette options, making it one of the more eye-catching cars on the road. What’s more, the vehicle’s distinctive LED lighting makes the car stand out from the crowd, even into the night.
Inside and out
The Venue’s curb appeal doesn’t stop with its exterior. Hyundai designed this SUV with a range of interior features, among them are an innovative tuckaway cargo shelf, a two-level trunk floor that allows for passengers to make best us of the space, a push-button ignition with remote start and heated front seats for those cold Canadian winters. Further, the vehicle’s eight-inch touch screen has a built-in navigation system and connects easily to a smartphone, making the Hyundai Venue as fun to drive as it looks.
Safe and sound
The 2021 Venue’s suite of safety features will also get a perspective driver’s attention. The vehicle’s trademarked Superstructure exterior is made from advanced high-strength steel, adding protection to passengers as they further benefit from the car’s SmartSense technology suite. Included in the long list of features available in the Venue are Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection system as well as its Lane Departure Warning system with Lane Keeping Assist and Blind-Spot Warning system.
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