Here we have another cross-over in market, Hyundai Venue it is. With a competition automobile market, there are new cars launched very frequently. But these car companies know which segment car to launch at what time. This is the sub 4-meter SUV era, most of the people love this segment. Hyundai says this segment accounts for 47 per cent of all SUV sales, and is set to go past 50 per cent in a year or two.
You see right then and there the popularity of these segment. But you might think Hyundai already has Creta, yes Hyundai Creta falls in this segment but it is not a sub 4-meter SUV. Hence Hyundai has launched Venue, it competes with sub 4-meter SUV’s like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon.
What makes Hyundai Venue Stand out?
Yes, it is yet another sub 4-meter SUV, what makes it different. First off the position of headlamps inspired by Tata Harrier. Also the Bluelink connectivity makes the Biggest USP for Venue, which you might say inspired by MG Hector voice technology I-smart. But my favorite is the 1-liter Turbo petrol engine with Direct Fuel injection and DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission), all for the first time. You might have seen Turbo petrol in Baleno RS, Polo GTi, Ford Ecosport (Eco Boost). But these did not have Direct injection nor DCT.
Venue booking has crossed 20,000 units, the main reason for this is the pricing of this car. Venue has been priced very appropriately for the features it has offering. It is priced Rs. 6.5 – 11.11 Lakh ex-showroom.
Interior of Hyundai Venue
Talking about the interior, venue is a small car you can notice it right away. Venue has comfy seats though, but in middle row 3 adults would not fit comfortably, it feels smaller than Vitara Brezza. There is decent leg and head room for the rear passengers, with AC vents. There is only a lap belt for the 3rd passenger, which should have been three-point seatbelts. Every door gets a pocket for 1-liter bottle. The boot space is 350 liters.
The material used in the interior is of good quality, does feel like cheap plastic. The metal finish plastic gives it a good look. The top-end model of Venue gets 8-inch floating touchscreen, with a smooth and effective touch quality. It also gets wireless charger for your smartphones, right under the Climate control, cruise control, Bluelink, push button start stops. The dual airbags, ABS and EBD and ISOFIX child seat mounts are standard, though the side and curtain airbags only come on the SX(O).
Bluelink connectivity will have Safety, Security, Remote, VRM (vehicle relation management), LBS (location-based services), Alerts Services and Voice Recognition Services. There is an inbuilt Vodafone-idea sim in the vehicle which will be used for connectivity, with a free subscription for first 3 years. The shortcut buttons for Bluelink is given in the rearview mirror, which might be little inconvenient because you might press the buttons accidently.
You can access Bluelink via your smartphone Bluelink app, which will help you locate your car with distance from you to your car. It will also help you start and stop your, you can also turn on the AC or the heater with the temperature and time. The only small problem is sometimes, it takes time for the message to be sent to the car, due to server.
Exterior of Hyundai Venue
The exterior of this car looks muscular and sexy, there are plenty of sculpting in the metal, which makes the car look robust. The Front is the new Sportiness design language, which comes with a slim lighting (includes turn signals) elements and extra wide grille. As I have mentioned earlier the headlamps are inspired by Tata harrier.
The DRLs are squared around the headlamps. The tail lamp does not fit to the car design, as it looks very simple compared to the entire design of the car. Venue has a Sunroof which is a good addition to the vehicle. Overall the fit and finish feels as more high-end than this segment is used to. The Venue gets 15-inch & 16-inch wheel.
|Wheel Base (mm)||2500|
|Boot Space (Liters)||350 Liters|
|Fuel Capacity||45 Liters|
Variants (On road Nagpur Price)
|E Petrol – 1197 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.52 kmpl||7.56 lakh|
|S Petrol – 1197 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.52 kmpl||8.36 lakh|
|E Diesel – 1396 cc, Manual, Diesel, 23.7 kmpl||9.15 lakh|
|S Turbo – 998 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.27 kmpl||9.46 Lakh|
|S Diesel – 1396 cc, Manual, Diesel, 23.7 kmpl||9.97 Lakh|
|S Turbo DCT – 998 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.15 kmpl||10.76 Lakh|
|SX Turbo – 998 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.27 kmpl||10.98 lakh|
|SX Dual Tone Turbo – 998 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.27 kmpl||11.15 Lakh|
|SX Diesel – 1396 cc, Manual, Diesel, 23.7 kmpl||11.52 Lakh|
|SX Dual Tone Diesel – 1396 cc, Manual, Diesel, 23.7 kmpl||11.69 Lakh|
|SX Opt Turbo – 998 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.27 kmpl||12.40 Lakh|
|SX Opt Diesel – 1396 cc, Manual, Diesel, 23.7 kmpl||12.97 Lakh|
|SX Plus Turbo DCT – 998 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.15 kmpl||12.99 Lakh|
Let’s see Engine options
|1.4 Diesel||1.2 Kappa Petrol||1 Liter Turbo|
|90 BHP||82 BHP||120 BHP|
|220 Nm||115 Nm||172 Nm|
There are 3 engine options, 1.4 Diesel with 90 BHP and 220 NM of torque, which is similar to i20. 1.2 Petrol with 82 BHP and 115 NM of torque also similar to i20. But the new engine option in Venue is 1-liter turbo Direct injection, that makes 120 BHP and 172 NM of torque. The 1 liter gets 7-speed DCT (Dual clutch transmission) option, while the diesel and 1.2 petrol does gets only 6-speed manual transmission.
The power delivery of a diesel is linear and you also feel a turbo lag below 1800 rpm. You cannot expect sudden burst of power if you floor it. It is more suited to the smooth drivers, who are not heavy on their foot while driving. On the other hand, the 1-liter turbo is an exciting engine to drive. It is very peppy and delivers continuous power. You get the torque at just 1500 rpm. It is more suited for sporty drivers, who loves sudden burst of power.
Though sometimes it feels that the DCT is not properly mounted with the engine, because when you hit the throttle quickly the downshifts are slower. But this should not happen as DCT is the fastest gearbox in the market. Overall driving experience is good, with an easy clutch and lightweight steering and small size of the vehicle will help you in tight parking spots and you can easily zip car through tight spots.
Additional Features which are in top end model
- Electric Sunroof
- Rear AC Vents
- Cornering Lamps
- Glove Box Cooling
For detailed specification visit Cardekho.
Courtesy Autocar India.
According to Hyundai has launched a value for money vehicle. The price with the features alone would make buyers want to buy the car. And with the 1-liter Direct injection turbo engine is an add-on. Also the feature of SOS, road side assistance with one click button is great for car at this price. Bluelink features are also great, but they require good connectivity. So according to me it is a must buy car for daily commute, choose the variant according to your needs