We reported earlier that the popular Hyundai Venue gets a new 1.5-litre BS6 compliant diesel engine. This new engine replaces the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine. In fact, the new Venue 1.5L has already been started arriving at dealerships.
Now, the company has officially listed the Venue’s 1.5-litre diesel engine on its website. This engine is capable of producing 100bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 240Nm of torque between 1,500rpm and 2,750rpm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Interestingly, the company’s official website also has prices of the Venue 1.5-litre diesel; however, the prices are same as the old model. In fact, the variant details also remain the same. According to the Hyundai’s webpage, the Venue 1.5 is available in 5 variants – E, S, SX, SX dual-tone and SX(O) – priced between Rs 8.09 lakh and Rs 11.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Also See – New Hyundai Creta Vs Kia Seltos – Comparison
In comparison to the 1.4-litre engine, the new Venue’s 1.5L diesel engine offers 11bhp and 20Nm higher power and torque respectively. Despite equipped with higher capacity engine, the new Venue’s 1.5L diesel is less powerful than the Nexon diesel and the XUV300 diesel. While the Nexon’s 1.5L diesel engine offers 108bhp and 260Nm, the XUV300’s 1.5L produces 117bhp and 360Nm of torque.
For people not in the know, the new 1.5-litre diesel engine is the de-tuned version of the Creta’s 1.5L unit. While powering the new Creta, this engine produces 113bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. Adding to it, the new Creta diesel is available in 2 gearbox options – a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor.
The Hyundai Venue is also available with 2 petrol engine options – a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol. Transmission options include a 6-speed MT and 7-speed DCT with 1.0L and a 5-speed manual with 1.2L petrol. The SUV directly rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and the upcoming small SUVs including Kia Sonet, Renault HBC and the Nissan Magnite.