Hyundai has just launched the Venue compact SUV, which has been witnessing big interest at dealerships across the country. The first deliveries of the Venue have already begun and the sub-4 meter vehicle sets its sight squarely on the country’s best selling SUV – the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The Hyundai Venue’s size has been a topic of great discussion over the past few days. We decided borrow the Venue from a dealer, and position it next to its prime rival – the Maruti Brezza – to show both SUVs side-by-side. This should give you an indication of the Hyundai Venue’s size in comparison to the Brezza, and also give you an idea of the SUV’s street presence. Check out the pictures below.
As the images suggest, the Hyundai Venue does manage to hold its own against the Maruti Brezza when it comes to the front end. It doesn’t look smaller than the Brezza when seen from front, and the large, prominent front grille is a major reason for this. The grille design gives the Hyundai Venue its butch appeal from front, but there’s no mistaking the fact that the SUV is indeed the baby brother of the Creta.
Even seen from an angle at the front, the Hyundai Venue does manage to look butch and very SUV-like. At the rear though, the SUV’s smaller dimensions become apparent, and the Brezza clearly looks larger than the Venue when seen solely from the rear, particularly from the straight-on angle. Most buyers of the Hyundai Venue won’t mind this as the SUV does manage to bring out its SUV looks from the front.
The images of the Hyundai Venue with the Maruti Brezza also stay true to the actual dimensions of both SUVs. In terms of length and wheelbase, the Venue and the Brezza share the same dimensions of 3,995 mm and 2,500 mm respectively. The Brezza is slightly wider, with a 1,790 mm width compared to the Hyundai SUV’s 1,770 mm.
This is not apparent from the front as the imposing grille, wide set headlamps and overall width of the design manage to give the Venue a sufficiently wide stance. At the rear though, the shorter height of the Hyundai Venue, which stands at 1,605 mm, compared to the Brezza’s 1,640 mm, does make it appear smaller. Hyundai has cleverly managed to mask this by using tall roof rails, which give the SUV a nice stance both at the front and the rear. However, the roof rails can’t do much at the rear, which is where the Venue’s shorter height is noticed.
All in all, this size comparison between the Hyundai Venue and Maruti Brezza should give you a full picture of what the SUVs look next to each other. Talking mechanicals, the Maruti Brezza continues to be a diesel-only SUV, and is slightly cheaper than the Venue – variant to variant. The diesel variants of the Brezza start from Rs. 7.68 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi while those of the Venue start from Rs. 7.75 lakhs.
The petrol variants of the Venue start at a very attractive price tag of Rs. 6.5 lakhs, and Hyundai offers not one but two petrol engines, along with a twin clutch automatic option with the turbo petrol motor. Maruti is working on a petrol mild hybrid option for the Brezza, which is expected to make its debut in a few months.