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Hyundai Venue compact SUV launched: Prices of Maruti Brezza rival start from Rs. 6.5 lakh

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After a wait of around 1 month since its unveil, Hyundai has finally launched the Venuw sub-4 meter SUV in India today. The much-awaited challenger to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been priced at Rs. 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the base E variant while the top of the line SX+ variant with turbo petrol and 7-speed DCT is priced at Rs. 11.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Venue sits below the Creta in Hyundai’s India lineup and is the first of its type here from the Korean manufacturer. It is available in 4 trim levels and three engine options which means one can choose from eleven variants in total. The Maruti Brezza’s average ex-showroom price in India is Rs. 7.85 lakhs, making it slightly costlier than the Venue. Take a look at the variant wise pricing of the Venue listed below.

Hyundai Venue compact SUV launched: Prices of Maruti Brezza rival start from Rs. 6.5 lakh

 

Talking about the design and dimensions of the Venue, it resembles the Creta when viewed from the side but has a totally different styling at the front and rear. The front has an imposing waterfall grille and the headlamps are high-set projector unit. The bumper also has projector fog lamps and DRL LED surrounds. At the rear, tail lamps of the Venue are distinctly styled. The SUV measures a little under 4 meters in length, at 3,995 mm. The width and height of the Venue stand at 1,770 mm and 1,590 mm. The wheelbase, on the other hand, is 2,500 mm, which is around 100 mm less than the segment leader Mahindra XUV300 (2600 mm) but same as of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

Hyundai Venue compact SUV launched: Prices of Maruti Brezza rival start from Rs. 6.5 lakh

The front wheel drive sub-4 meter SUV gets a host of first in class features and is filled to brim with features in typical Hyundai style. The Venue is also India’s first connected SUV. It gets Hyundai’s BlueLink smart connectivity which has a total of 33 features under its umbrella, out of which 10 are Indian specific. The car gets e-SIM too along with the BlueLink connectivity feature. Other features include a twin zone automatic climate control unit, wireless charging, automatic headlamps, smart key, push button start, rain sensing wipers, air purifier, cooled glovebox, electric sunroof and a touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Hyundai Venue compact SUV launched: Prices of Maruti Brezza rival start from Rs. 6.5 lakh

Hyundai has also stacked the car well in terms of safety. The top variant gets 6 airbags, ABS+EBD, traction control, vehicle stability management (ESP), hill hold assist, cruise control, reverse parking sensors and a reverse parking camera. The interiors of the Venue get an all-black design theme with silver accents on the dashboard and other places. The dashboard is dominated by the high set infotainment unit flanked by AC vents on either side. Placed below the infotainment are audio controls among other buttons below which are the AC controls.

Hyundai Venue compact SUV launched: Prices of Maruti Brezza rival start from Rs. 6.5 lakh

Hyundai has offered a total of 3 engine options for the Venue, two of which are petrol while one is diesel. The petrol engines on the Venue are a 1.2 litre 4 cylinder, VTVT, naturally aspirated petrol unit while the other is a 1.0 litre, 3 cylinder turbocharged unit. The former has an output of 82 Bhp-115 Nm while the latter puts out 118 Bhp-172 Nm. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is a 1.4 litre 4 cylinder, turbocharged unit that puts out a decent 89 Bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque. Speaking of gearbox options, the 1.4-litre petrol motor will get a 5-speed manual gearbox while the diesel will get a 6-speed manual unit. The 1.0-litre unit, however, gets a choice between either a 7-speed DCT unit or the 6-speed manual unit.

Talking about mileage figures, the 1.0-litre petrol engine delivers 18.27 km/l with the manual gearbox and 18.15 km/l with the 7-speed DCT unit. The 1.2 petrol engine has a fuel efficiency figure of 17.52 km/l while the 1.4 diesel unit is rated for 23.7 km/l. The Hyundai Venue comes with a 3 years/unlimited km warranty along with a 3 year Road Side Assistance (RSA) plan.