Hyundai launched its cheapest SUV, Venue in the Indian market few months ago and it has turned out to be a great hit in the segment. It became so popular that Venue even took pole position in sales in the month of July. The popularity of this sub-4 metre compact SUV has only increased over time. Here we have a video from CarsPlusBikes which does a load carrying test on the Hyundai Venue SUV.
Hyundai Venue comes with a combination of engine options. The one used in the video is the 1.0L Turbo petrol engine. The owner of this SUV loaded the car with sacks of seeds. The main task while doing this test was to distribute the weight evenly, because if the weight is not evenly distributed it affects handling of the car and the suspension too get affected.
The Venue SUV was carrying a total of 350 Kilograms of seeds along with 2 passengers. The driver of the car can be heard saying in the video that even with so much weight they did not find it difficult to drive around. As the weight was more on the rear part of the car, there was more pressure on the rear suspension of the car and it can be seen in the video as well.
As per the video, owner had driven the loaded Hyundai Venue for approximately 50 kms and they did not encounter any difficulties. They made sure that during the rough patches they drove slowly as they were chances of the car bottoming out because of the amount of weight it was carrying.
Hyundai Venue SUV is offered in a wide range of variants, both in petrol and diesel. In fact, Hyundai offers not one but two petrol engine options with the SUV. First is a 1.2L petrol engine, the other engine it offers is a 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol unit producing 118 Bhp-172 Nm of torque.This engine gets 6 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearboxes. The diesel engine offered on the Venue is a 1.4 liter turbocharged unit with 89 Bhp-220 Nm on tap. A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard with this engine.
This was just a test done by the owner of the vehicle. We would not recommend doing it on all the vehicles. If in case you have to shift some luggage or goods, always go for professional help. If not loaded properly, the uneven weight distribution can even lead to accidents as it becomes harder for the driver to control vehicle.