Hyundai Venue has been one of the most exciting introductions of the year so far. Launched in India on May 21, the new compact SUV has already garnered more than 50,000 bookings. Hyundai Venue is giving nightmares to its rivals like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Mahindra XUV300 and has left behind both the compact SUVs so far as July 2019 sales are concerned.
The major automobile companies of India like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra & Mahindra, saw their sales going down in July 2019. During the month, Maruti Suzuki reported a 33.5 per cent decline in sales, while the numbers of Hyundai fell by 3.8 per cent. Mahindra & Mahindra registered a 15 per cent drop in total units sold.
Hyundai Venue has emerged as the leader of the compact SUV segment with 9,585 units sold during July 2019, reported Carwale. Maruti Suzuki India sold 5,302 units of Vitara Brezza, while Mahindra & Mahindra was able to sell 4,464 units of XUV300.
Hyundai Venue is priced in India between Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 11.10 lakh (ex-showroom). It boasts of features like dark chrome front grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, projector fog lamps, LED tail lamps, roof rails, shark fin antenna and diamond-cut alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, one will come across features like three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, 20.32-cm touchscreen AVNT with HD display, wireless phone charger, air purifier, cruise control and electric sunroof. The compact SUV also gets the new-age BlueLink connectivity technology.
There are three powerful engine options available with Hyundai Venue. There is a new 1.0-litre Kappa T-GDI petrol engine that delivers 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or an in-house developed automatic 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. The other petrol option is the 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT engine and it makes 83 PS and 115 Nm of torque. This mill comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also, there is the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel powertrain that churns out 90 PS and 220 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. For the performance-related details, you can refer to our first-drive review of Hyundai Venue.