Tata Nexon Dark vs Hyundai Venue Knight Edition: Design Differences Explained

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Both are blacked-out subcompact SUVs but the Venue’s special edition also gets some extra features

Tata Nexon Dark vs Hyundai Venue Knight Edition

The Tata Nexon, after receiving its second major midlife refresh in September 2023, now gets the Dark edition again. However, the Nexon isn’t the only sub-4m SUV in India to offer an all-black treatment from the factory. Back in August 2023, the Hyundai Venue was also introduced in the ‘Knight Edition’ guise, which is also a blacked-out version.

Both have a more imposing road presence, but let's see how these two blacked-out subcompact SUVs are visually distinguished:


Tata Nexon Dark
Hyundai Venue Knight Edition

With the facelifted styling, the Nexon Dark has the split-LED headlight setup. All of its chrome embellishments in the bumper have been given the black treatment while the silver skid plate is now black as well. On the Venue’s fascia, you notice the grille and the ‘Hyundai’ logo finished in the dark black shade. It also has a smoked effect in the headlights, brass inserts in the bumper, and a black finish for the skid plate as well.


Tata Nexon Dark black alloy wheel
Hyundai Venue Knight Edition black alloy wheel

In profile, the Tata SUV is seen with the 16-inch black alloy wheels, blacked-out ORVM housings, and the ‘#Dark’ badges on the front fenders. On the other hand, the Venue Knight Edition comes with a black finish for the alloy wheels (having brass inserts as well) and red brake callipers, roof rails, and ORVMs.


Tata Nexon Dark rear
Hyundai Venue Knight Edition rear

The rear of the Nexon Dark features the ‘Nexon’ moniker and the bumper both finished in a black shade. Hyundai has also applied a similar finish for its logo and the ‘Venue’ badge on the SUV’s rear, along with the ‘Knight’ emblem. The Hyundai SUV also sports brass accents in the bumper.

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Tata Nexon Dark interior
Hyundai Venue Knight Edition cabin

Both the SUVs here come with an all-black cabin theme to go with the overall character of their special editions. The Nexon gets black leatherette upholstery with the carmaker’s tri-arrow pattern and the ‘Dark’ branding on the headrests. In the Venue Knight Edition, you get brass-coloured inserts all around the cabin, including the black seat upholstery with brass accents. For a sportier and premium look inside, the pedals get a metal finish and it gets 3D designer mats.

Features Lists

Tata Nexon Dark sunroof
Hyundai Venue Knight Edition dual-camera dashcam

Tata has equipped the Nexon Dark with the same features as the standard model. It gets dual 10.25-inch screens (one for infotainment and the other for driver information). Other features include a sunroof, ventilated front seats, and wireless phone charging. Its safety net includes six airbags, a 360-degree camera, and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

The Venue Knight Edition is also loaded with amenities such as an 8-inch touchscreen, a sunroof, wireless phone charging, auto-dimming IRVM, and dual-camera dashcam: the latter two being the new additions on the special edition. Hyundai is offering it with safety features like six airbags, a reversing camera, and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

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Powertrain Options Detailed

Nexon Dark


1.2-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre diesel


120 PS

115 PS


170 Nm

260 Nm


6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT, 7-speed DCT*

6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT

*DCT- dual-clutch automatic transmission

Venue Knight Edition


1.2-litre N/A Petrol

1-litre Turbo-petrol


83 PS

120 PS


114 Nm

172 Nm


5-speed MT

6-speed iMT*, 7-speed DCT

*iMT - intelligent manual transmission

Prices And Rivals

The Tata Nexon Dark is priced between Rs 11.45 lakh and Rs 13.85 lakh, while the Hyundai Venue Knight Edition’s prices range from Rs 10.13 lakh to Rs 13.48 lakh. Their only direct rivals are the Kia Sonet X-Line and Nissan Magnite Red Edition. Other rivals for the Tata-Hyundai sub-4m SUVs include the Maruti Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Renault Kiger, and Maruti Fronx crossover.

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