Launched in India on May 21, 2019, Hyundai Venue has been one of the most successful launches of the year. 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. In August too, Hyundai Venue has managed to hold its pole position, for the third time in a row, with 9,342 unit sales as against 7,109 units of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza sold in August 2019. In the meantime, the sales for the Vitara Brezza dropped by 46 per cent last month as the company had sold 13,271 units in August 2018.
On the other hand, Mahindra XUV300 has now slipped down to the fourth position with 2,532 unit sales in August. In terms of sales, Ford Ecosport has managed to surpass the XUV300 with 2,882 units sold in August 2019, thereby emerging as the third best-selling car in the compact SUV segment last month.
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.