Hyundai has officially started accepting the bookings for the all-new Venue compact SUV in the Indian market. The price of the all-new Venue will be announced on 21st May and it will take on directly on the vehicles like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300. Hyundai has officially announced that the production of the Venue has started and the first-ever made-in-India was rolled out from the factory today.
In just two days after the Korean brand started taking the bookings online and through dealerships, Hyundai received 2,000 bookings. Since it is a high volume model for the brand, Hyundai is expected to create a good stock of the car before the start of deliveries. Due to the extremely high popularity of the Venue, there might be a long waiting period on the car when it is launched in the market. It is the first-ever sub-4m compact SUV from the brand around the world.
Commenting on the first production roll-out, Mr S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said,
“This is a proud moment for us at Hyundai. On this day 23 years ago, Hyundai entered India with a promise to make cars that will set new benchmarks in the industry. And today we are set to create history again with the Global First – roll out of VENUE, which will usher the future of connected mobility in India. Our future-ready plant is excellently equipped with smart engineering technology to create a Game Changer SUV, the Hyundai VENUE for our customers. VENUE, with its striking looks and connected technology, will definitely appeal to the new generation customers eagerly waiting for a product that mirrors their lifestyle and aspiration to lead a Happy Life”,
The Hyundai Venue will be available in 13 variants at the time of the launch. There are three engines available with the all-new Venue that will be spread across the variants. There are two petrol engine options and a single diesel engine option available with the Venue. There is a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum of 82 Bhp and peak torque of 114 Nm. The second petrol engine option is also the most powerful choice with the Venue. It is a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that develops a maximum power of 118 Bhp and peak torque fo 172 Nm. The 1.2-litre engine will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission only while the 1.0-litre engine option will get a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic transmission.
The diesel variants of the Hyundai Venue will carry the 1.4-litre engine that produces a maximum of 89 Bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque. It also gets a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. Hyundai will also offer a range of first-in-segment features with the Venue alongside regular features like sunroof and cruise control to attract the customers. It is likely to be priced attractively in the market as the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine will be available with only the base variants of the car.