Hyundai Venue is one of the most popular sub-4 metre compact SUV in the segment after Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. It is a good looking, feature loaded compact SUV that competes with the likes of Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and so on. Like many other Hyundai models, Hyundai Venue is also available in international market and here we have a video that shows what do the Australians think about the Hyundai Venue.
The video has been uploaded by CarTell.tv on their youtube channel. First thing that is different in the Australian version of the Venue is the trim levels. The Venue is available in Go, Active and Elite trim where Elite is the top end and the Go is entry level version. From the outside, the car looks very similar to the one seen in Indian market. It has the same headlamp design with DRLs around it, the turn indicator placed above the headlamp and so on. The design of the alloys however is different from the one we have here in India, apart from that everything remains the same.
On the inside, Hyundai is giving the Australian customers to personalise the interiors to their choice. One of the feature that Venue in Australia gets is the drive modes and traction control selector which controls the throttle inputs. The other difference is the engine and transmission. Venue in Australia only gets a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 12 Bhp and 151 Nm of torque. It is mated to a manual or an torque converter unit.
The anchor is pretty impressed with the interior space and shape of the car. The engine according to the video delivers power in linear way and is felt under powered at places. The ride quality and all the other areas like practicality of the car are pretty good.Overall impression about the Venue is pretty good.
Hyundai Venue in India gets a 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine with a manual and DCT gearbox. Other engine options include a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.4 litre diesel engine that will soon be replaced with a 1.5 litre diesel unit. The 1.5 liter diesel motor is the same unit that is offered on the Kia Seltos, and that will soon make its way into the all-new Hyundai Creta. On the Venue, this motor is likely to be detuned, with outputs of about 100 Bhp-220 Nm. Bookings for the BS6 Venue are now open across all Hyundai India dealerships.