Hyundai Venue (Photo Credit: Twitter)
On May 21 this year, Hyundai Venue was launched. Within a time period of just one month since the launch, the compact SUV has received over 33,000 bookings. The demand and as well as the waiting period for Hyundai Venue is rising day by day. Currently, the waiting period on Hyundai Venue is up to two months. However, the company celebrated first month anniversary of the Hyundai Venue by delivering 1,000 units of the vehicle on June 21.
It is worth mentioning here that 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.
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.
On the competition front, Hyundai Venue is up against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport and Tata Nexon in India.