Hyundai Venue is currently one of the most popular sub-4 meter compact SUV sold in the Indian market. It competes with cars like Maruti Brezza which is the segment leader, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. Upcoming Kia Sonet will also compete with Venue in the same segment. Hyundai Venue is not by any means a hardcore off-road SUV. It is a front wheel driven compact SUV which can tackle small obstacles which come in front. Here we have a small video that shows how the Hyundai Venue performs under slushy conditions.
The video has been uploaded by hemant tigga on his youtube channel. In the video the vlogger is using a 1.4 litre diesel version of Hyundai which was discontinued as part of BS6 transition. The engine was replaced with a BS6 compliant 1.5 litre diesel engine and is available with a a manual gearbox option only. This torquey yet refined diesel engine is available in 100 Bhp-240 Nm state of tune on the Venue. The same engine on the Verna and all-new Creta gets a higher state of tune: 115 Bhp-250 Nm.
The video simply shows Hyundai Venue being driven on dirt road. Looking at the surroundings in the video it looks like, it was shot during the monsoon season and the surroundings were all very green. The rain had done its job and the road has areas with small slush pits in them. The driver can be seen driving the Venue aggressively over those sections and he even manages to get the tail out at couple of places. Most of the time, the front wheel could be seen struggling to get a grip on such tricky surface.
The car did not go out of control because it has electronic aids to back it up. The vloggers was not doing anything extreme and was just having fun with the vehicle on an empty patch. Venue just like any other Hyundai vehicle is a feature loaded car and is currently available with three engine options. A 1.0, three cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine, a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5 litre diesel engine. The 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine gets three transmission options. Buyers can choose between manual, Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) or a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The 1.2 litre petrol and the 1.5 litre diesel engine get manual gearbox option only.