Hyundai Venue (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Hyundai Venue has been one of the most successful launches of the year 2019. It is to be noted that Hyundai Venue was launched for an introductory price of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom) in India on May 21, 2019. The new compact SUV has already garnered more than 50,000 bookings and has been giving nightmares to its rivals like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Mahindra XUV300. Hyundai Venue has left behind both the compact SUVs so far as July 2019 sales are concerned.
According to report of Carwale, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra & Mahindra witnessed 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. On the other hand, 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.
It is worth mentioning here that the demand and as well as the waiting period for Hyundai Venue is rising day by day. Recently, the carmaker had celebrated the first month anniversary of the vehicle by delivering 1,000 units on June 21. Currently, the waiting period on Hyundai Venue is up to two months.
Hyundai Venue comes in both petrol and diesel engines with the petrol being offered with the dual clutch transmission. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor generates 118 bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a dual-clutch transmission while a six-speed manual is also on offer. It comes in four trims - E, S, SX and SX(O).
The 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel produces 89 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, automatic version in diesel variant is not on offer. On the other hand, the Venue is also available in the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol (gasoline motor). It churns out 82 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque, which is paired with only a 5-speed manual transmission.
Talking about the dimensions, the length and width of Hyundai Venue is 3,995 mm and 1,770 mm respectively. Other features include dark chrome front grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, projector fog lamps, LED tail lamps and diamond cut alloy wheels. As far as the safety features are concerned, the Venue offers six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with reverse camera, ESC, Hill Launch Assist and more.
The prices of Hyundai Venue start at Rs 6.50 lakh for the base petrol version, going up to Rs 11.10 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India) for the range-topping automatic variant.