Hyundai Venue is one of the most popular compact SUV in the sub-4 meter category. It is the second best selling after Maruti Brezza and competes with cars like Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and upcoming Kia Sonet. It is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Hyundai recently updated the Venue to meet the BS6 norms and as part of that update, discontinued their 1.4 litre diesel engine and replaced it with a 1.5 litre diesel unit. Here we have a video that explains the ownership experience and overall servicing cost of the Hyundai Venue 1.4 diesel, which has done over 30,000 kms.
The video has been uploaded by VLOGGER VAIBHAV on his youtube channel. The owner starts by saying that the car has already done over 30,000 kms and is very impressed with the car. There are couple of problems that he had faced during this time and one of them is a weird sound that has started coming out from the brakes after 20,000 kms. The brake pads are in good condition and only needs to be replaced at around 45,000 kms.
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The other minor issue that he had faced is the space on the inside, it can easily seat 4 passengers but, if there is a third passenger at the rear seat, things get a bit difficult. The Venue seen in the video is a top-end trim diesel version and comes all the bells and whistles. Then the owner shares service cost which was around Rs 3,800 in which engine, filters, were all changed and this included wheel alignment and other charges too.
The owner is very impressed with the ride quality, NVH levels and says that the car has also been returning somewhere between 17.5-18.5 kmpl even after having a rough driving style. The engine as mentioned above is a 1.4 litre diesel engine that is not available with Venue anymore. It generated a maximum of 89 Bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque. It is available with a manual gearbox only. Overall, the customer is happy with the car and service experience and also recommends people to buy Venue.
Hyundai recently made some changes to Venue and became first manufacturer in the country to introduce iMT or intelligent manual transmission in a car. iMT allows driver to enjoy the best of both worlds where he or she can shift gears manually while driving it like an automatic without any physical clutch pedal. The iMT is available with SX & SX(O) trim of 1.0 litre turbo petrol version only and is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom and Rs 11.08 lakh, ex-showroom respectively.
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