Hyundai Discontinues Some Variants Of Creta And Venue

The ongoing semiconductor shortage across the globe has given birth to a huge discrepancy between the demand and supply of automobiles. Almost every automaker in the world has been suffering a lot owing to this shortage and because of this very reason a lot of them have been constrained to make alterations to their vehicle’s model lineups. One such automaker in our country is the South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai. The carmaker recently in a leaked document that made its way to a media outlet could be seen requesting its dealers “not to take further bookings” for a handful of variants of its most popular SUVs – The Venue and the Creta.

Hyundai Discontinues Some Variants Of Creta And Venue

The Korean automaker in its recent notification advised its dealers across the nation to stop taking any further reservations for the SX 1.4L petrol DCT’ and ‘SX 1.5L diesel AT’ variants of its best selling compact SUV Creta. Meanwhile, the carmaker also said that the following variants – 1.0L petrol version – S(O) DCT, SX+ DCT Dual Tone, S(O) iMT, SX(O) iMT, SX(O) iMT Dual Tone, 1.5L diesel version – S(O) MT and SX(O) MT Dual Tone have also been discontinued for its subcompact SUV Venue. Hyundai also told its dealers to suggest alternatives to customers of the aforementioned models that made their booking prior to the notification. It also asked the dealers to make deliveries as per available stock.

As per the reports floating around, the global semiconductor shortage is one of the reasons behind this discontinuation of the models. However, the true reason for this alteration in the product lineup is still unknown. Reports also suggest that this move from Hyundai could have been done to align with the manufacturer’s plans to launch the facelifted version of both vehicles. The Hyundai Venue is due to be facelifted in the Indian market later this year, and test cars have already been sighted on Indian roads. The Hyundai Creta is also due for a facelift shortly, most likely when the facelifted Venue is released in India.

Currently, the Hyundai Venue is one of the affordable compact SUVs in the Indian market and it starts at Rs. 6.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes till Rs. 11.85 lakhs ex-showroom for the top-end variant. The subcompact SUV also comes loaded with features and equipment. It gets features like a BlueLink connected car technology, electric sunroof, wireless mobile charger, push button to start/stop, cruise control, rear AC vents, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel and much more. The Venue is offered with the drivetrain options of a 1.2L NA petrol unit, a 1.0L turbo-petrol unit, a 1.5L NA diesel unit.

Meanwhile, the current outgoing Creta is priced from Rs. 10.23 lakh to Rs. 17.94 lakh, and it comes available with three engine options – a 1.5L NA petrol unit, a 1.4L turbo-petrol engine, a 1.5L turbo-diesel motor. It is also comes equipped with features like automatic headlamps, rear parking camera, front fog lamps, rear defogger, puddle lamps, driver rearview monitor and blue ambient lighting. Creta also gets an electric parking brake with auto hold function, air purifier, cruise control, push-button to start/stop the engine, automatic climate control and electrically adjustable and auto-folding ORVMs. Moreover, there are LED reading and map lights, glovebox cooling and a low line tyre pressure monitoring system and a ton of more features.