The 2019 Hyundai Venue
The 2019 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai's compact SUV Venue launched in India at 6.5 lakh: Full price, specs

  • The highlight of the Venue is Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity technology
  • It comes in 11 variants including seven petrol and four diesel variants across four trim levels – E, S, SX, and SX(0)

Korean automaker Hyundai launched a new compact SUV in the Indian market on Tuesday, the Venue. The Hyundai Venue starts at 6.5 lakh for its base 1.2 Kappa Petrol E variant. It comes in 11 variants including seven petrol and four diesel variants across four trim levels – E, S, SX, and SX(0).

The highlight of the Venue is Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity technology, which comprises 33 features that span safety, security, vehicle management, remote access, alert services, location-based services and AI-based language inputs. It utilises an embedded Vodafone-Idea SIM card for connectivity.

In the compact SUV segment, the new Hyundai Venue faces stiff competition from rivals like Maruti’s Vitara Brezza, Tata’s Nexon, Ford’s EcoSport and the recently-introduced Mahindra XUV300.

Pricing

1.2 Kappa Petrol E (5MT)- 6.5 Lakh

1.2 Kappa Petrol S (5MT) - 7.2 Lakh

1.0 Turbo Petrol S (6MT)- 8.21 Lakh

1.0 Turbo Petrol SX (6MT) - 9.54 Lakh

1.0 Turbo Petrol SXO (6MT) - 10.6 Lakh

1.0 Turbo Petrol S (7DCT)- 9.35 Lakh

1.0 Turbo Petrol SXO (7DCT) - 11.10 Lakh

1.4 U2 Diesel E (6MT) - 7.75 Lakh

1.4 U2 Diesel S (6MT) - 8.45 Lakh

1.4 U2 Diesel SX (6MT) - 9.78 Lakh

1.4 U2 Diesel SX0 (6MT) - 10.84 Lakh

Design and specifications

The Hyundai Venue looks very similar to its bigger sibling, the Hyundai Creta. It carries forward the split-headlamp design with LED DRLs and a large cascading front grille finished in chrome. In terms of dimensions, the Hyundai Venue measures 3,995mm in length, 1,770mm in width and 1,590mm in height, while having a 2,500mm-long wheelbase.

It comes in three engine options – one of which is diesel and the other two are petrol variants.

The diesel engine is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit that produces 90HP and 220Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The base petrol engine is a 1.2-litre, naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder unit that generates 83HP and 115Nm of torque and comes coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The third engine option— 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit makes its India debut on the Venue. The T-GDI Kappa engine puts out figures of 120hp and 172Nm of torque and comes with the option of a 6-speed manual or a segment-unique 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Venue comes with several new, futuristic features. Top-spec Venues get cruise control, a sunroof, wireless charging, a cooled glovebox, rear AC vents, a parking camera and an Arkamys sound console.

The 8.0-inch touchscreen gets Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity technology, which comprises 33 features that span safety, security, vehicle management, remote access, alert services, location-based services and AI-based language inputs. The Blue Link technology makes its India debut in the Venue and utilises an embedded Vodafone-Idea SIM card for connectivity.

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