Hyundai Venue Review – Details of The Classy Compact SUV Explained

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Hyundai Venue Review

The compact sub-4 metre SUV from the South Korean car manufacturer – Hyundai Venue – has been in news for all positives since its launch in India. The Venue is attracting generous sales and long waiting periods for some popular variants. Some of the reasons for its admiration has been varied engine and displacement choices, feature-packed interiors, high-end connectivity inside the cabin and lucrative price tag.

With all those bells and whistles is it a good buy let’s quickly dig through some of the core areas to make your buying decision easy.

Hyundai Venue Price

The vast line-up of Venue variants open at Rs 6.70 Lakh and goes upto Rs 11.59 Lakh for the petrol variants. And diesel variants fall between Rs 8.11 Lakh and Rs 11.53 Lakh. (All prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Hyundai Venue Engine & Performance

Hyundai Venue Engine & Specs

The Venue gets vast engine choice in the form of 1.2L petrol giving out 83PS/114Nm of power and torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.5L diesel and 1.0L turbo-petrol figures read 100PS/240Nm and 120PS/171Nm. The former is coupled to a 5-speed MT and latter features a butter-smooth 5-speed MT, 6-speed iMT & 7-speed AT choices. All the three engines perform up to the mark and offer superior fuel efficiency, with pick of the lot being 1.0L turbo beast. It’s refined, hassle-free and very responsive in city as well as on the long tours.

Hyundai Venue Exterior & Dimension

Hyundai Venue Review

Designed to look like a conventional SUV, it gets wide flat face and large signature cascading grille at front. Adjacent to the grille is the sporty split-headlamp setup, while the slim light below the bonnet is a turn-indicator (and not LED DRL). Though the stylish looking headlamps are encompassed by LED DRLs. Moreover, as a segment-first it gets projector fog lamps.

Sides feature some instincts from Creta SUV – including floating roof, upright A-pillar, robust-looking C-pillar, etc. – while some of its own come as wide wheel arches, R16 alloys, and others. Moreover, rear gets LED tail lamps and some bits carried over from Creta.

Slightly smaller than rivals, Hyundai Venue measures 3995mm (length), 1770mm (width), 1605mm (height), while the ground clearance, wheelbase and boot capacity stand at 190mm, 2500mm and 350L respectively.

Hyundai Venue Interiors & Features

Hyundai Venue Interior Features

The rich-feel cabin is full of convenience and space. The dashboard design is simple, while the quality of material, upholstery and texture used on the seats looks premium. On the practicality aspect there’s 1L bottle holders on every door, dashboard shelf for smartphone, centre stack tray, and others. Interior colour theme presented in dual-tone denim, dual-tone khaki make the cabin feel plusher.

Some of the convenient elements comprise of BlueLink connected car tech, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, wireless mobile charging, cruise control, auto-climate control, rear AC vents, start/stop engine switch, sunroof, etc.

Hyundai Venue Safety

Hyundai Venue Safety Features

The Venue can be rated as one of the safest cars in the segment with standard safety features like driver and co-passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear parking sensors, speed alert, etc. While some more protection gears in top-end include 6 airbags, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, auto-headlamps, rear parking camera and others.

Hyundai Venue Mileage

Hyundai cars are always high on fuel efficiency, and Venue is no different. The 1.2L petrol and 1.0L turbo petrol powertrains get ARAI certified mileage figures of 17.52kmpl and 18.27kmpl. Further, the 1.5L diesel delivers a high fuel economy of 23.7kmpl (ARAI certified).

Hyundai Venue Rivals

In its segment the Venue competes with the likes Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, and Mahindra XUV300.

Verdict

With 13 variants (four trims), three engine options, plethora of equipment choices the Hyundai compact SUV offers the most tempting deal. While its aggressive price follows as icing on the cake.The long waiting periods and high numbers of bookings are a testimony of the same. In addition to superb petrol engine (1.2L and 1.0L turbo) drives, even the diesel fares well in terms of highway and city performances. Pick any variant and it won’t disappoint you for sure.

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