The Hyundai Venue compact SUV was launched weeks ago, and the sub-4 meter vehicle has already begun reaching customer homes across the country. We’ve brought you a slew of Hyundai Venue size comparisons with a range of competitors including the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, the Ford EcoSport and even the recently launched Mahindra XUV300 but how does the Venue match up with big brother Creta in terms of size and street presence. The latest set of pictures with the Hyundai Creta alongside the Venue will give you a clear picture of what the two SUVs look like next to each other.
Images courtesy Sarthak Shewale
As the pictures indicate, the front end of the Hyundai Venue has plenty of width, and this gives the SUV plenty of street presence, even next to the much larger Creta. the swept back headlamps and the massive front grille are the two major design highlights that give the Venue a good stance from up front. Even the roof rails do their bit to endow the SUV with a butch stance from up front. Where things change dramatically is from the rear. The Venue has squared tail lamps and a boot lid that seems borrowed from the Grand i10. This makes the rear look quite small, and becomes apparent when the Venue is parked next to the Hyundai Creta.
As for pricing, there’s a massive gap between the Hyundai Venue and Creta, variant to variant. Clearly, the smaller SUV is aimed at those on a budget, with its entry level, 1.2 liter petrol engined variant starting from Rs. 6.5 lakhs. In contrast, the entry-level Creta variant is nearly Rs. 3.5 lakhs pricier. The price gap only gets wider on the higher variants.
While the Creta is much larger than the Venue, in terms of outright power, the turbo petrol engined Venue actually measures up quite well. The 1 liter-3 cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 118 Bhp-172 Nm, while the 1.6 liter petrol engine on the Creta makes 121 Bhp-151 Nm. The Venue also gets a 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox with this engine, which is far superior to the 6 speed torque converter gearbox on the Creta Automatic.
The 1.4 liter diesel engine of the Venue makes 89 Bhp-220 Nm, and is the same unit on the lower variants of the Creta. The real difference is with the higher variants of the Creta and the Venue, with the former getting a 1.6 liter diesel with a class leading 126 Bhp-260 Nm. For most buyers, the pep offered by the Venue will be more than adequate. Also, most buyers are likely to steer away from the 1.2 liter petrol variants, whose main purpose seems to be to drive customers into Hyundai showrooms. This motor makes only 82 Bhp-114 Nm, and most buyers would be better off opting for the diesel and turbo petrol variants. The Venue is tipped to get a mild hybrid powertrain with the turbo petrol engine in a couple of years.