Hyundai Venue is the only model in its category to offer Dual-Clutch Transmission.
The long-awaited Hyundai Venue compact SUV has finally been unveiled in India. The new model will officially go on sale in India on May 21, 2019. It will be the brand’s smallest global SUV, which will also be launched in select international markets. Hyundai dealers have already started taking pre-bookings for the Venue compact SUV at a token amount of Rs 50,000, though official bookings are yet to commence.
The Hyundai Venue compact SUV will be available with 3 engine options – a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol, a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel. The major attraction is the new 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged T-GDI Kappa engine that makes its India debut. This turbo unit churns out 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque, which is 10bhp more powerful than that of the petrol-powered Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300. However, the Ford EcoSport’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost is the most powerful in its category.
With the Hyundai Venue’s 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, Hyundai has also introduced a 7-speed, dual-clutch gearbox. This is the only model in its category to have dual-clutch gearbox. In addition, this variant gets standard 6-speed manual gearbox.
Besides this turbocharged petrol engine, the Hyundai Venue also gets the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. This engine churns out 83bhp of power and 115Nm of torque. In terms of power and torque, this powertrain is significantly less powerful than the competitor. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel version of the Hyundai Venue is equipped with a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder engine that also powers the Verna and Creta. This powertrain produces 89bhp and 220Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. In terms of power, this engine is equivalent to the Maruti Vitara Brezza’s 1.3-litre DDiS unit. However, it is less powerful than the Ford EcoSport’s 1.5L, Tata Nexon 1.5L and the Mahindra XUV300 1.5L.
Hyundai Venue Exterior Images
The Hyundai Venue won’t be available with diesel automatic option. Its competitors, Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza are available with diesel automatic combination. The Hyundai Venue compact SUV will be positioned as a premium model and is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 8 lakh – Rs 12 lakh. It will directly rival the Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport and the higher variants of Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza.