Hyundai India has just launched its most-awaited compact SUV, the Hyundai Venue. Prices start at Rs 6.5 lakh for the base petrol model going up to Rs 11.10 lakh ex-showroom for the fully loaded automatic variant. It gets a total of 11 trim levels across 1.4 litre diesel, 1.2 litre petrol and 1-litre turbo-petrol models, with 7-speed automatic, 6-speed and 5-speed manual transmission options.
The Hyundai Venue will compete with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Honda WR-V for a share of the popular compact SUV segment. So far the Maruti Vitara Brezza has been leading in terms of numbers with over 10,000 units being sold each month. Can the Hyundai Venue beat that?
Here's what this compact SUV is all about.
Prices of Hyundai Venue
Petrol Manual Transmission Variants
Hyundai Venue 1.2 Petrol E 5MT: Rs 6.50 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.2 Petrol S 5MT: Rs 7.20 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.0 TurboPetrol S 6MT: Rs 8.21 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.0 TurboPetrol SX 6MT: Rs 9.54 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.0 TurboPetrol SXO 6MT: Rs 10.60 lakh
Petrol Automatic Transmission Variants
Hyundai Venue 1.0 TurboPetrol S 7AT: Rs 9.35 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.0 TurboPetrol SX+ 7AT: Rs 11.10 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.4 Diesel E 6MT: Rs 7.75 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.4 Diesel S 6MT: Rs 8.45 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.4 Diesel SX 6MT: Rs 9.78 lakh
Hyundai Venue 1.4 Diesel SXO 6MT: Rs 10.84 lakh
What Makes The Hyundai Venue Different?
Hyundai has a reputation for loading its vehicles with technology. The Hyundai Venue is no different.
Starting with the styling, it gets a unique front end with a large grille, headlamps embedded in the bumper, surrounded by DRLs, and indicators that are placed at the top corners. The rear looks like a grown-up i10 Grand, but it is fairly spacious.
The vehicle is also the first in the Hyundai range to sport its new “Bluelink” connected car system, that has 33 connectivity features. These range from geo-fencing to navigation and even controlling some car functions like air-conditioning, locking and lights remotely.
The talking points are the engine choices. It comes with a choice of three powertrain combinations. It will get a 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 118 bhp of power and 172 Nm of torque, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT), or a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox (see price chart above).
It also gets naturally aspirated 1.2 litre petrol motor that puts out 82 bhp of power and 114 Nm of torque (the same as the Hyundai i20). This will have a five-speed manual gearbox only and is offered on the E and S variants of the Venue.
And then there's a 1.4 litre diesel engine that puts out 89 bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque (again the same as the Hyundai i20), with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The top-spec Hyundai Venue will get six airbags, hill hold, stability control and more. Comfort and convenience features include a sun-roof, cruise control, rear AC vents, cooled glove box, wireless phone charging and an Arkamys sound system among others.
The Venue is available in six colours, with dual tone colour combinations as well.