Hyundai launched the Venue this week and the car has created quite a few ripples in the segment ever since its launch. The sub-4 meter SUV rivals the likes of the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza among others in its segment. Being a Hyundai car, it comes loaded to the brim with features and equipment. For those who are interested in the SUV, here is a video review of the Venue by YouTuber Dino’s Vault. The variant used in this review comes with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit mated to a 7-speed DCT box.
Note that this is not our official review and all the comments, views and opinions presented here are of the Youtuber himself. Talking about Hyundai Venue, Dino feels quite confident about how it looks. He says that the alloys wheels look spectacular while the tp mounted indicators and low mounted headlight design makes it stand apart in the segment. As mentioned earlier, the reviewer here is driving the 1.0-litre turbo petrol variant with a 7-speed DCT transmission. The Venue is based in the advanced version of the K1 platform.
Coming to the interiors, they feel quite good and premium according to Dino. This variant comes with all black interiors which match its sporty intentions. Talking about the features on this car, it comes with engine start-stop button, an 8.4 inch touchscreen, auto climate control with rear ac vents, wireless charger, air purifier, cruise control and sunroof among others. Safety features on the Venue include dual airbag with ABS and EBD, all of which are offered as standard on the car. This variant also comes with hill hold, ESC, and rear parking camera among others. It gets a good 350-litres of boot space but according to Dino, the leg room could have been better on the rear.
When it comes to the driving experience, the Venue with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with DCT box is quite good according to Dino. He goes on to say that the 7-speed DCT is quite a smooth unit and shifts down quickly when needed. Being a dual clutch gearbox, it ensures that the gearshifts are precise. The engine provides enough power and there is minimal body roll when driving according to Dino. He further adds that the brakes are quite responsive, suspension well-sorted and the NVH levels are low. The car got from 82 km/h to 0 km/h in 2.8 sec.
Talking of the engine, the 1.0 litre, 3 cylinder turbocharged unit puts out 118 Bhp of power along with 172 Nm of torque. It gets a choice between either a 7-speed DCT unit or the 6-speed manual unit. As for the mileage, the 1.0-litre petrol engine delivers 18.27 km/l with the manual gearbox and 18.15 km/l with the 7-speed DCT unit.