Hyundai Venue compact SUV launched at a starting price of Rs 6.50 lakh
Hyundai Venue has finally been launched in India. With a starting price of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom), the new compact SUV is cheaper than Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300. With a modern design and several new-age features, the 2019 Venue is expected to give a tough competition to its rivals. Hyundai Venue gets seven colour options -- Star Dust, Fiery Red, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Deep Forest, Lava Orange and Denim Blue. Also, there are three dual-tone options -- Denim Blue with Polar White Roof, Polar White with Phantom Black Roof and Lava Orange with Phantom Black Roof.
The all-new Hyundai Venue gets three powertrain options. The all-new 1.0-litre Kappa T-GDI petrol engine makes 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque. This mill is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and an in-house developed 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Hyundai Motor India is claiming segment-best mileage figures of 18.27 kmpl and 18.15 kmpl for the 6-speed manual gearbox and 7-speed DCT, respectively. Besides, the compact SUV is also available with the company's tried and tested 1.2-litre Kappa petrol motor and 1.4-litre diesel engine. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 83 PS and 115 Nm of torque. The claimed fuel efficiency for this mill is 17.52 kmpl. The 1.4-litre diesel engine churns out 90 PS and 220 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the official mileage figure for this variant is 23.70 kmpl.
The buyer will get 3 years or unlimited kms of warranty and roadside assistance for an equal number of years with the 2019 Hyundai Venue. The company is claiming the lowest cost of maintenance with a doorstep service facility for the new compact SUV.
Hyundai Venue is available in E, S, SX and SX(O) trims. Below is the detailed price list (ex-showroom) of all the petrol and diesel variants of the new Hyundai Venue.
-- 1.2 Kappa MT E - Rs 6.50 lakh
-- 1.2 Kappa MT S - Rs 7.20 lakh
-- 1.0 Turbo GDI MT S - Rs 8.21 lakh
-- 1.0 Turbo GDI MT SX - Rs 9.54 lakh
-- 1.0 Turbo GDI MT SX (Dual Tone) - Rs 9.69 lakh
-- 1.0 Turbo GDI MT SX (O) - Rs 10.60 lakh
-- 1.0 Turbo GDI DCT S - Rs 9.35 lakh
-- 1.0 Turbo GDI DCT SX+ - Rs 11.10 lakh
-- 1.4 CRDi MT E - Rs 7.75 lakh
-- 1.4 CRDi MT S - Rs 8.45 lakh
-- 1.4 CRDi MT SX - Rs 9.78 lakh
-- 1.4 CRDi MT SX (Dual Tone) - Rs 9.93
-- 1.4 CRDi MT SX (O) - Rs 10.84 lakh
Hyundai Venue features the company's signature design language. A dark chrome front grille is flanked by cube-shaped projector headlamps and LED DRLs and projector fog lamps. The new compact SUV gets 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, roof rail, shark fin antenna and silver skid plates. You get LED tail lamps as well. The new Venue comes in three new interior colour themes -- Black Single Tone, Khaki Dual Tone and Denim Dual Tone -- along with a combination of leatherette and fabric upholstery. The center fascia, gear knob, AC and audio knobs get high gloss finish.
Making way in the new Hyundai Venue is the company's Bluelink connectivity solution that has an in-built and tamper-proof device powered by Vodafone-Idea eSIM and a cloud-based voice recognition platform from Sound Hound, a global AI firm. The new technology offers 33 features, out of which 10 are India specific. Also, the new Venue gets a 20.32-cm touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The very first Hyundai Venue was rolled out on May 6.
Ever since its unveil in India on April 17, people have been eagerly awaiting the Hyundai Venue launch. Hyundai Venue bookings had commenced on May 2 and on the very first day over 2,000 units were booked.
It is not that the 2019 Hyundai Venue stands apart only in terms of design. The compact SUV is high on safety features as well. The company has used Advanced High Strength Steel in Venue. While it meets pedestrian safety norm, features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, seatbelt reminder, rear parking sensors, speed sensing auto door lock and crash sensing auto door unlock are standard. Other safety features include six airbags, Hill Assist Control (HAC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), auto headlamps with escort function, cornering lamps and rear camera with rear parking sensors and power window with auto up/down.