Hyundai Motor India on Friday said its compact SUV Venue has become the highest selling utility vehicle in the country in the May-September period this year. The company sold 42,681 units of the compact SUV during the period.
“The enthralling response for Venue with over 75,000 bookings and 42,681 happy customers within five months is a testimony of the customers’ increasing preference towards the refreshed design and innovative features of the model,” Hyundai Motor India Executive Director S J Ha said in a statement.
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.
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).
Hyundai had launched the model, which is priced between Rs 6.5-11.1 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), in May this year. Other vehicles in the compact SUV segment include Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza, Mahindra & Mahindra’s XUV 3OO and Tata Motors’ Nexon.