Hyundai came in a bit late to the party of the sub-four-meter compact SUV category with the Venue, but the offering was worth the wait. The Hyundai Venue came to India as a replacement model of the i20 Active, by offering a more heightened and SUV-like stance over the latter. In no short time, the Venue started to give established models like Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport a run for their money.
Despite being one of the oldest in the sub-four-meter SUV category, the Hyundai Venue is still one of the best-equipped and modern looking SUVs in its price range. Like any other Hyundai product, the Venue is well-equipped across an extensively differentiated variant lineup, the details of which are as follows:
Variants and Prices
Starting with the 1.2-litre petrol variants first, they are available solely with a 5-speed manual gearbox in three variants – E, S and S+. The prices for these variants range between Rs 6.99-8.67 lakh. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox is solely available in the SX variant, which is priced at Rs 10.09 lakh. The diesel engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox is offered in S (O), SX, SX (O) Executive and SX (O) variants, which are priced between Rs 9.56-11.84 lakh.
|Hyundai Venue||1.2-litre petrol||1.0-litre turbo-petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|E||Rs 6.99 lakh|
|S||Rs 7.79 lakh|
|S (O)||Rs 9.56 lakh|
|S+||Rs 8.67 lakh|
|SX||Rs 10.09 lakh||Rs 10.00 lakh|
|SX Dual-tone||Rs 10.45 lakh|
|SX (O) Executive||Rs 11.08 lakh|
|SX (O)||Rs 11.72 lakh|
|SX(O) Dual-tone||Rs 11.84 lakh|
Only the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine is offered with a choice of two automatic gearboxes. The S (O), SX and SX (O) variants are available with a 6-speed iMT gearbox, with prices ranging between Rs 9.13-11.50 lakh. Meanwhile, the S (O) and SX+ variants are available with a 7-speed DCT, with prices varying between Rs 10.03-11.88 lakh.
|Hyundai Venue||1.0-litre petrol iMT||1.0-litre turbo-petrol DCT|
|S (O)||Rs 9.13 lakh||Rs 10.03 lakh|
|SX||Rs 10.09 lakh|
|SX Dual-tone||Rs 10.39 lakh|
|SX+||Rs 11.70 lakh|
|SX+ Dual-tone||Rs 11.88 lakh|
|SX (O)||Rs 11.39 lakh|
|SX(O) Dual-tone||Rs 11.50 lakh|
Engine and Transmission
In the sub-four-meter compact SUV space, the Hyundai Venue is the one with the most number of powertrain and gearbox combinations. The range starts with a humble 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is available solely with a 5-speed manual gearbox and produces 83 PS of power and 114 Nm of torque.
The more powerful 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, which produces 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque, is offered with a choice of three transmissions – 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT. The range tops off with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which puts up 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque, and is available only with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
|Specifications||1.2-litre petrol||1.0-litre turbo-petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Maximum power||83 PS @ 6,000 rpm||120 PS @ 6,000 rpm||100 PS @ 4,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||114 Nm @ 4,000 rpm||172 Nm @ 1,500 rpm||240 Nm @ 1,500 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual/6-speed iMT/7-speed DCT||6-speed manual|
|Fuel-efficiency||17.52 km/l||17.52 km/l (manual), 18 km/l (iMT), 18.15 km/l (DCT)||23.7 km/l|
Safety and Security Features
Like any compact car, the base-spec variant of the Hyundai Venue is specced only with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and ISOFIX mounts for child seats. As the variant lineup sees an increase, the Venue adds in further safety features like side and curtain airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, hill hold assist, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, automatic headlamps, projector fog lamps, reverse camera and follow-me-home headlamps.
|Hyundai Venue||Safety features|
|E||Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, ISOFIX mounts for child seats|
|S||All features of E + remote keyless entry, follow-me-home headlamps|
|S (O)||All features of S + electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill hold assist (additional features only in DCT variant)|
|S+||All features of S + reverse camera, projector fog lamps, automatic headlamps|
|SX||All features of S+|
|SX+||All features of SX + electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill hold assist, tyre pressure monitoring system|
|SX (O) Executive||All features of SX+|
|SX (O)||All features of SX (O) Executive + side and curtain airbags|
Comfort and Convenience Features
The Hyundai Venue is one of the most feature-loaded SUVs available in its category. Talking about the top-spec variants, the Venue gets features like projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, LED tail lamps, 16-inch machined alloy wheels, roof rails, leather upholstery, push start-stop button, driver seat height adjustment, wireless charger, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, air purifier and electrically adjustable and foldable rearview mirrors. The features in other lower variants are categorized as follows:
|Hyundai Venue||Comfort and convenience features|
|E||Front power windows, manual AC, tilt-adjustable steering, 15-inch wheel caps|
|S||All features of E + roof rails, rear power windows, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, rear AC vents, steering-wheel mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, fixed front centre armrest, rear parcel tray|
|S (O)||All features of S + projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, 16-inch wheel caps|
|S+||All features of S (O) + LED tail lamps, turn indicators on ORVMs, leather steering wheel, height adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, electrically foldable rear view mirrors, driver rear view monitor, cooled glove box,|
|SX||All features of S+ + leather upholstery, electric sunroof|
|SX+||All features of SX + 16-inch alloy wheels, D-cut steering wheel, air purifier, wireless charger, paddle shifters, push start stop button|
|SX (O) Executive||All features of SX + 16-inch alloy wheels, D-cut steering wheel, push start stop button|
|SX (O)||All features of SX (O) Executive + air purifier, wireless charger, sliding front armrest, rear centre armrest|
Connectivity and Entertainment Features
The Hyundai Venue is available with two types of the infotainment system. While the S and S (O) variants get a simple 2-DIN audio system, the variants positioned higher above them get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
|Hyundai Venue||Connectivity and entertainment features|
|S||2-DIN audio system with four speakers and two tweeters|
|S (O)||All features of S|
|S+||7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, four speakers and two tweeters|
|SX||All features of S+|
|SX+||All features of S+|
|SX (O) Executive||All features of S+|
|SX (O)||All features of S+|
The Hyundai Venue boasts a length of 3995 mm, a width of 1770 mm and a height of 1605mm, though it is not the spacious SUV on the inside in its segment. However, the boot space of 350 litres and a ground clearance of 190 mm is more than enough for a sub-compact SUV.
|Boot space||350 litres|
|Ground clearance||190 mm|
Apart from the segment leaders like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon, the Hyundai Venue also takes on a slew of other sub-compact SUVs like Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and Toyota Urban Cruiser.