Hyundai Venue gets off to a flying start with 2,000+ bookings in just 1 day!

The Hyundai Venue compact SUV has gotten off to a flying start as far as bookings go. The SUV has already clocked  2,000 bookings within a day of bookings going live on Hyundai India’s website, and dealerships across India. Hyundai has revealed that initial booking demand for the Venue has been for the petrol powered variants. We expect Hyundai to bag around 30,000 to 40,000 bookings before launch.

Hyundai Venue gets off to a flying start with 2,000+ bookings in just 1 day!

Mr. Vikas Jain, National Sales Head, Hyundai Motor India Ltdsaid,

We are overwhelmed with the enthusiastic response received from our SUV loving Customers. The Day one response is a record booking for an SUV, with an average of 84 VENUE every hour. We are receiving customer enquiries at all our touch points across India as VENUE tops Vehicle Preference Chart in Design, Power, Transmission and Connectivity. Further, the notable traction on Online booking is coming from Semi-urban areas due to strong telecom infrastructure. This showcases emergence of new era of connected mobility solutions and acceptance of technology in day-to-day life. We are confident that Hyundai VENUE will bring excitement and Cheer to Indian Auto Industry for a positive business environment.

The SUV will offer not one but two petrol engines, with multiple gearbox options. There will be a diesel engined  option as well, but with a single 6 speed manual gearbox option. Hyundai will offer a front wheel drive layout on the  Venue as standard, and there are no plans for an all wheel drive layout, even as an option.

The petrol powered Venue will get two engines: a 1.2 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated unit lifted from the i20  Elite, and with 82 Bhp-114 Nm on tap, and a 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged unit that’s being introduced in India for the first time ever.

The turbo petrol motor will also be the most powerful unit on offer with the Venue, making 118 Bhp of peak power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The turbo petrol engine will get 6 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearboxes while the naturally aspirated petrol will get a 5 speed manual.

Hyundai Venue gets off to a flying start with 2,000+ bookings in just 1 day!

The Venue’s diesel engine will also be borrowed from the i20 Elite, will displace 1.4 liters and make 89 Bhp-220 Nm.  A 6 speed manual gearbox will be standard with the diesel engine. The Venue will duck under the 4 meter mark in terms of length in order to make best of excise duty benefits offered by the Indian government to sub-4 meter cars.

What we’re expecting is a cracker of a price tag for the latest Hyundai SUV. This also indicated by the fact that the  Venue will be offered in E and S trims with the 1.2 liter petrol, which means that Hyundai will sell the entry level  petrol engined models as very affordable variants.

Prices are likely to climb when it comes to the turbocharged petrol engine, thanks to the extra performance and  convenience on offer. Hyundai has packed the Venue with many features, both in terms of safety and creature comforts. In fact, the Venue is the most connected SUV in India, with a variety of smartphone enabled features on offer.

These features will essentially allow the owner of the Venue to remotely start the car, operate its air condition, track it and immobilize it in case of a theft, locate it in a parking lot, and do many more such things. The Venue will also get 6 airbags, ABS, ESP, traction control, hill hold, reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors, speed alerts,  seat belt reminders, cruise control, automatic headlamps, and more. The SUV will be launched in India on the May 21st. Deliveries will commence on the same day.