The compact SUV segment in India has been booming for quite some time. However, despite being the second largest manufacturer in the country, Hyundai India has been quite late to the party. But the Korean automaker has finally launched its segment contender, the Hyundai Venue, which is the company’s first-ever compact SUV.
The Hyundai Venue Compact SUV offers a combination of contemporary design, well-loaded feature list, and potent powertrain options. Are all these enough to pose a significant threat to the Maruti Vitara Brezza? Or is the Venue only a true competitor to the Mahindra XUV300?
Here’s everything you need to know about the Hyundai Venue Compact SUV:
Hyundai Venue Price in India
The compact SUV marketplace is already a tightly-woven segment. There are various competitors that offer amazing value at very aggressive prices. Models like the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport have forced every new entrant to be offered at very competitive prices in order to gain any market share. Additionally, the segment leader – Maruti Vitara Brezza, hugely benefits from the brand image of its parent company.
As a result, Hyundai had to make sure that the Venue is launched at fairly competitive prices. And this is exactly what the manufacturer managed to do. The Hyundai Venue prices in India thus range from Rs. 6.50 lakh to Rs. 10.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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Following are the variant-wise ex-showroom, Delhi prices of the Hyundai Venue:
|Variants||1.2 petrol||1.0 petrol||1.4 diesel|
|E||Rs 6.50 lakh||–||Rs 7.75 lakh|
|S||Rs 7.20 lakh||Rs 8.21 lakh||Rs 8.45 lakh|
|S AT||–||Rs 9.35 lakh||–|
|SX||–||Rs 9.54 lakh||Rs 9.78 lakh|
|SX+ AT||–||Rs 11.11 lakh||–|
|SX Dual Tone||–||Rs 9.69 lakh||Rs 9.93 lakh|
|SX(O)||–||Rs 10.60 lakh||Rs 10.84 lakh|
Hyundai Venue Specifications
Under its hood, the Hyundai Venue comes with three engine options – a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo petrol, and a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbo diesel.
The naturally aspirated petrol is a four-cylinder, 1.2-litre block that puts out 83 PSand 115 Nm of peak torque, while being mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Meanwhile, the turbo petrol will be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder block rated at 120 PS and 172 Nm. It will come with the option of a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. Additionally, diesel duties will be taken care of by a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbo powerhouse, churning out 90 PS and 220 Nm with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Interestingly, the Hyundai Venue will be the only compact SUV with a dual-clutch gearbox to be sold in the country.
|Engine||1.2-litre NA petrol||1.0-litre turbo petrol||1.4-litre diesel|
|Power||83 PS||120 PS||90 PS|
|Torque||115 Nm||172 Nm||220 Nm|
|Gearbox||5-speed Manual||6-speed Manual
7-speed DCT Automatic
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Hyundai Venue Features
- Projector Headlamps
- Cornering Lights
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Automatic Climate Control
- Automatic Headlamps, Rain Sensing Wipers
- Touchscreen infotainment with Apple Car Play & Android Auto
- Push Button Start / Stop
- Keyless entry
- Internet connectivity with e-SIM
- Wireless charger
- Air purifier
- 3 years / unlimited kilometers warranty
Hyundai Venue Dimensions
Hyundai Venue – Which Engine with Which Variant?
|Engine and Trim Distribution||E||S||SX+||SX (O)|
|1.2 l Kappa Petrol||MT||MT||–||–|
|1.0 l Kappa Turbo GDi Petrol||–||MT / DCT||MT / DCT||MT|
|1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel||MT||MT||MT||MT|
Hyundai Venue Safety Features
|Safety Features||E||S||SX+||SX (O)|
|Front Dual Airbags||S||S||S||S|
|Side & Curtain Airbags||–||–||–||S|
|ABS with EBD||S||S||S||S|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)||–||DCT only||DCT only||S|
|Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)||–||DCT only||DCT only||S|
|Hill Assist Control (HAC)||–||DCT only||DCT only||S|
|Reverse Parking Sensors||S||S||S||S|
|Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines||–||–||S||S|
Hyundai Venue Colours
The Venue is available in 7 base colours:
- Polar White
- Typhoon Silver
- Fiery Red
- Denim Blue
- Lava Orange
- Deep Forest
The choice of colours for the Hyundai Venue will depend on the interior colour scheme. This is explained in the colour options list below:
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Hyundai Venue Exteriors
The Venue is a handsome looking vehicle. It is characterised by a wide grille at the front, with the Hyundai logo in the middle. Right next to the grille are two slim housings that have the turn indicators inside them. Meanwhile, the regular headlamps are located on the lower half of the bumper.
The side profile makes the Hyundai Venue look like a mini-Creta. It comes with blacked out A and B pillars, and a wide C pillar, all of which look a lot similar to what we see on the Creta. 16-inch dual tone alloys on higher variants make the Venue look more dynamic.
The rear profile is the most plainly designed angle that the Venue has. The small taillights have LED inserts that look smart. However, the large tailgate area looks a bit bland. Hyundai has tried to add some flamboyance here by giving a large VENUE insignia on the lower half. The rear bumper has a faux silver skid plate. As a result, the Venue does look like a urban crossover that has matured into a road car.
Hyundai Venue Review
- Exterior Design
- Interior Design & Comfort
Hyundai Venue Review
The Venue offers immense value-for-money, especially with the 1.2-litre petrol engine variants. However, the compact SUV’s USP lies in the 1.0 turbo petrol engine option. It is currently the only engine in any compact SUV in India to be offered with a DCT automatic gearbox. Moreover, the 1.2-litre petrol is expected to be slightly lethargic for a compact SUV of this size. We thus recommend the Hyundai Venue only in the 1.0 petrol and 1.4 diesel powertrains.