One of the most awaited products of the year, the Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV has been launched in India. Prices for the new Hyundai Venue start at ₹ 6.50 lakh for the base petrol version, going up to ₹ 11.10 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India) for the range-topping automatic variant. However, Hyundai Venue on road price goes approximately up to ₹ 7.34 lakh to ₹ 12.95 lakh (on-road Delhi). The Venue made its global debut last month in India as well as the US, and will be taking on a number of offerings including the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and the Ford Ecosport. Hyundai garnered over 2000 pre-bookings for the Venue in a single day, promising a strong start for the SUV. Deliveries will begin by later this month. India is one of the key markets for the Hyundai Venue and it has been developed keeping the preference of India customers in concern. For instance, only the India-spec Venue is offered with rear air-con vents and the voice-assist system can recognise Indian-accented English.
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The Hyundai Venue traces its roots to the Carlino concept showcased at the Auto Expo in 2016. The production-spec version finds its design language inspired from the newer Hyundai models with the massive cascading grille up front, split headlamps with projector lens and squared LED DRLs, tall stance and stubby boot design. The Venue looks small yet butch and there is a resemblance to the Creta too at the sides. The sub 4-metre SUV comes with faux cladding on the bumpers and the sides for the brawny appeal, even as the SUV is urban in its appearance riding on 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The Venue is offered in four variants, seven monotone colours and three dual-tone colour options.
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Hyundai Venue Dimensions
The Hyundai Venue will draw power from two petrol and one diesel engine options. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor churns out 118 bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a dual-clutch transmission while a six-speed manual is also on offer. There's also the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol mill belting out 82 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque, which is paired with only a 5-speed manual transmission. Lastly, the 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel produces 89 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. A diesel automatic is not on offer.
Hyundai Venue Engine Specification
|Displacement||1.2-Litre / 1.0-Litre Turbo||1.4-litre|
|Max Power||82 bhp / 118 bhp||89 bhp|
|Peak Torque||114 Nm / 172 Nm||220 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT / 6 Speed MT , 7-Speed DCT||6 Speed MT|
With respect to features, the Hyundai Venue is loaded to the gills and gets a host of equipment including an electric sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, Arkamys sound system, air purifier, wireless charging and wheel air curtains.
Hyundai Venue Price Comparison With Rivals (Petrol)
|Variants (Petrol)||Hyundai Venue||Mahindra XUV300||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Base||₹ 6.5 lakh||₹ 7.9 lakh||₹ 6.53 lakh||₹ 7.83 lakh|
|Mid||₹ 7.2 lakh||₹ 8.75 lakh||₹ 7.25 lakh||₹ 8.57 lakh|
|₹ 8.21 lakh||-||₹ 7.86 lakh||-|
|Top||₹ 9.54 lakh||₹ 10.25 lakh||₹ 8.33 lakh||₹ 9.56 lakh|
|₹ 10.60 lakh||₹ 11.49 lakh||₹ 9.15 lakh||₹ 10.53 lakh|
|Dual Tone||₹ 9.69 lakh||-||₹ 9.35 lakh||₹ 10.41 lakh|
|Automatic||₹ 9.35 lakh||-||₹ 7.85 lakh||₹ 9.76 lakh|
|₹ 11.10 lakh||-||₹ 9.75 lakh||₹ 11.36 lakh|
Hyundai Venue Price Comparison With Rivals (Diesel)
|Variants (Diesel)||Hyundai Venue||Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||Mahindra XUV300||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Base||₹ 7.75 lakh||₹ 7.78 lakh||₹ 8.49 lakh||₹ 7.53 lakh||₹ 8.42 lakh|
|Mid||₹ 8.45 lakh||₹ 8.43 lakh||₹ 9.30 lakh||₹ 8.15 lakh||₹ 9.16 lakh|
|-||-||-||₹ 8.71 lakh||₹ 9.56 lakh|
|Top||₹ 9.78 lakh||₹ 9.04 lakh||₹ 10.80 lakh||₹ 9.30 lakh||₹ 9.99 lakh|
|₹ 9.93 lakh||₹ 9.99 lakh||₹ 11.99 lakh||₹ 9.99 lakh||₹ 11.05 lakh|
|Dual Tone||₹ 10.84 lakh||-||-||₹ 10.21 lakh||₹ 11.9 lakh|
|Automatic||-||₹ 8.93 lakh||-||₹ 8.85 lakh||-|
|-||₹ 9.54 lakh||-||₹ 10.70 lakh||-|
|-||₹ 10.50 lakh||-||-||-|
The big takeaway is the Connected Car tag on the Venue that comes from the embedded eSIM for the connected tech that Hyundai calls BlueLink. The new feature offers access to functions like remote start, climate control, geofencing, SOS alert, Indian-accented English voice assist system and much more. The eSIM is powered by Vodafone-Idea. Safety tech is in abundance as well on the sub 4-metre SUV and includes six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with reverse camera, ESC, Hill Launch Assist and more.