The Venue gets a new SX+ and Sport trim in its lineup
India’s largest passenger car exporter, Hyundai has tweaked the variant list of the Venue by adding multiple variants. The intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) tech debuts with the Venue which combines the convenience of a clutch-less drive experience with the fun of a manual gear shifting. Additionally, the subcompact SUV gets SX+ and Sport trims as well.
Have a look at the prices of the Hyundai Venue variants launched today:
|Hyundai Venue Variants||Price (ex-showroom, India)|
|Venue SX+ 1.2L Petrol 5MT||Rs 8.32 lakh|
|Venue SX 1.0L Petrol iMT||Rs 10.00 lakh|
|Venue SX(O) 1.0L Petrol iMT||Rs 11.08 lakh|
|Venue Sport SX 1.0 Petrol iMT||Rs 10.20 lakh|
|Venue Sport SX (O) 1.0 Petrol iMT||Rs 11.21 lakh|
|Venue Sport SX+ 1.0 Petrol 7DCT||Rs 11.58 lakh|
|Venue Sport SX 1.5L Diesel 6MT||Rs 10.31 lakh|
|Venue Sport SX (O) 1.5L Diesel 6MT||Rs 11.53 lakh|
Interestingly, the iMT variant is around Rs 24,000 costlier than the corresponding manual variants. This means a person looking for a manual Venue might consider checking the iMT as well due to its low price difference.
How is Hyundai Venue Sport different from other variants?
The subcompact SUV gets a two-tone exterior paint job with grey shade and contrasting phantom black roof along with another option of white with phantom black roof. To give it a sportier appearance, the front grille is done in a glossy black shade with a red insert. It gets a dark grey garnishing on the front bumper. Red inserts on the wheel arches and body side moulding also enhance the sportier quotient of the new trim.
Step in the cabin of the Venue Sport and you will be greeted by the D-cut steering with paddle shifters (only on automatic trim). Moreover, it gets all grey upholstery and red inserts on various places such as gear knobs, steering, etc.
Have a look at features of each Sport trim:
The Hyundai Venue Sport variants come with company’s tried and tested Kappa 1.0-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engines.
What Hyundai Venue S+ has to offer?
The new S+ trim is equipped with a 1.2-litre petrol engine which is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The new trim gets projector headlamps, projector fog lamps and LED tail lamps on the exterior and a 20.32cm touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Indeed, the idea of iMT is tempting. We have seen the overwhelming response we received with the AMT tech in India, which made automatic cars more affordable. The iMT experience will definitely lure those buyers who wanted to enjoy the convenience of automatic cars but didn’t want to lose on the thrill of manual shifts. This should work in Hyundai’s way. Let’s see how the buyers respond.