The Venue sub-4 meter compact SUv is going great guns for Hyundai India. Hyundai has just received over 45,000 bookings for the Venue within a month of the SUV’s launch here. In terms of monthly sales too, the Venue is turning out a very strong performance, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Hyundai SUV actually topples the Maruti Brezza off its top perch. The Venue is now just a couple of hundred units behind the Brezza in terms of monthly sales. In June 2019, Maruti sold 8,871 units of the Vitara Brezza while Hyundai managed 8,763 units. While sales of the Venue have been growing month on month, those of the Vitara Brezza have been dipping thanks to increased competition in the sub-4 meter SUV segment.
Meanwhile, Vikas Jain, the National Sales Head at Hyundai India had this to say about the Venue’s big success,
The SUV segment has continued to do well despite the slowing market demands. The newly launched Venue — India’s first fully connected SUV has been designed to exceed the rising aspirations of today’s millennial customers. Hyundai Venue with its commanding road presence, robust stance and BlueLink connected features, has created a new excitement in the market. Venue has received an overwhelming response with over 45,000 bookings and out of the cars delivered, over 55 per cent customers are preferring the BlueLink-enabled variant.
Notably, the Venue’s starting price of Rs. 6.5 lakhs took everyone by surprise as the SUV is now the least priced sub-4 meter offering in the country, and is actually cheaper than even the Tata Nexon. Other variants of the Hyundai Venue are also well priced. The SUV is offered with a range of engine and gearbox options. The entry level petrol engine is a 1.2 liter-4 cylinder VTVT naturally aspirated unit with 82 Bhp-114 Nm outputs. This motor is paired with a 5 speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine is a 1.4 liter turbocharged unit with 89 Bhp-220 Nm, and comes with a 6 speed manual gearbox as standard.
The top-end petrol engine on the Venue is a 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged unit, good for 118 Bhp-172 Nm. This motor gets two gearbox options: a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed twin clutch automatic. The SUV is loaded with creature comforts and safety features. Top-end trims of the Venue get 6 airbags, ABS, ESP, hill hold, speed alert, seat belt reminders, reverse parking sensors and camera, cruise control and more. The SUV also gets an electric sunroof, automatic wipers and headlamp, a touchscreen infotainment system that offers many smart car features including remote operations of the air conditioning, ignition, location tracker and more.