Hyundai Venue has become the best-selling vehicle in the segment. The all-new car was launched in the Indian market earlier this year and the popularity of the Venue has only increased over time. Last month, the Hyundai Venue finally dislodged the long-reigning Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza to become the best-selling vehicle in the segment and also the best-selling Utility Vehicle in the market. Why such a large number of people are buying the Venue? What are the real reasons that make it popular in the market? Well, here are all the reasons that you need to know.
The Hyundai Venue has been designed as a modern vehicle. It is currently the only car in the segment that offers a split headlamp set-up. The Hyundai Venue comes with sleek lamp housings just below the bonnet line of the vehicle, which work a turn indicator. Down below, the main headlamp cluster is positioned in the bumper. The headlamp cluster gets surround by bright LED Daytime Running Lamps while the higher-end versions get projector headlamps. Hyundai Venue also offers projector fog lamps, which is the first such feature in the segment.
The Hyundai Venue gets two petrol engine options while the best-seller till now, the Brezza offers only a petrol engine. With time, petrol engine options are becoming popular in the Indian market. The Hyundai Venue offers a 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. Buyers can also choose the 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine with the Venue.
There’s no doubt in the fact that automatic is becoming popular in the Indian market. While most manufacturers are bringing in the affordable AMT option to their models, Hyundai offers a Dual-Clutch automatic transmission. The DCT is much smoother and more advanced than the AMT, which uses the manual transmission set-up with the automatic clutch system.
The Hyundai Venue is the only SUV in the segment that offers the turbocharged petrol engine with a dual-clutch automatic. The Venue’s 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine generates a maximum power of 118 Bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission, which ensures a sporty combination. No other turbocharged-petrol vehicle including the Mahindra XUV300 and the Ford EcoSport offer an automatic transmission. Only the Tata Nexon, which gets a 1.2.-litre turbocharged engine gets an automatic but that is an AMT transmission.
Only connected SUV in the segment
The Hyundai Venue is currently the only vehicle that offers the BlueLink system in the Indian market. The system uses an integrated eSIM to provide round the clock internet connectivity. This gives vital details to the car owners including the speed, location, traffic details and more. This also allows the owner to directly control the features of the car from a smartphone.
Comes loaded with features
Hyundai has always been known for being feature-rich and the Venue is no different. The car gets some first-in-segment features including an air purifier. The air purifier was the first such feature in an affordable car in India. It also offers wireless phone charger that can charge compatible phones without the need of any physical wires.
Affordable than the Vitara Brezza
The Hyundai Venue is more affordable than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. It is because the Brezza is offered only with a diesel engine while the Venue also gets petrol engine options. The base model of the Hyundai Venue is priced at Rs 6.5 lakh, while the base version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is priced at Rs 7.67 lakh.
Good aftermarket sales
Hyundai has always been known for offering a good sales network. The South Korean manufacturer has been around for a long time in the Indian market and boasts of a nation-wide service network, which is very reliable. This is also one of the major driving force behind the popularity of the Hyundai Venue in the market.
Just like the Maruti Suzuki vehicle, the Hyundai vehicles also hold their value for a long time. The good resale value in the used car market is something that many customers see as an important factor while buying cars. This is also another reason why the Hyundai Venue has become popular in the market.