Hyundai has launched the first-ever sub-4m compact SUV to take on the rivals like Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza and Mahindra XUV300. Hyundai has officially announced the prices of the all-new car in the market. Several Hyundai dealerships across India already started receiving the all-new Venue for deliveries some time back and most of the details about the car became public. However, here are five surprising facts about the Hyundai that you will leave you amazed!
Fastest car in the segment
The Hyundai Venue gets powered by three engine options in India. There is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and 1.4-litre turbo-diesel engine. Of all the three engines, the 1.0-litre turbocharged, three-cylinder engine is the most powerful. It is also the only engine that offers a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic transmission. According to the official presentation, the Venue automatic can reach a top speed of 187 km/h, which means the speedometer indicates a speed of more than 190 km/h. The 1.0-litre DCT variant can also sprint from standstill to 60 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. The engine produces a maximum power of 120 PS and peak torque of 172 Nm.
Lowest maintenance cost in the segment
Hyundai has claimed that the Venue will be the most affordable car to maintain in the segment. The already crowded segment has cars from Mahindra, Ford, Maruti Suzuki and Tata. Off all, the Venue offers the lowest scheduled maintenance as per the manufacturer. The exact cost of the maintenance has not been revealed by the brand though.
Highly fuel efficient
Both petrol and diesel variants of the Hyundai Venue are highly fuel-efficient. The Hyundai Venue is powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine that produces a maximum power of 82 Bhp – 115 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 17.52 km/l. The other petrol engine is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit that generates a maximum power of 118 Bhp and peak torque of 172 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission that returns a maximum of 18.27 km/l. The 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic transmission with the same engine returns a maximum of 18.15 km/l. The sole 1.4-litre diesel engine is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 23.7 km/l. All the fuel efficiencies are certified by ARAI.
Hyundai Venue comes loaded with features and yet it gets an affordable and surprising price tag. The base variant of the vehicle, which is available with the 1.2-litre petrol engine is priced at Rs 6.5 lakh while the base turbocharged petrol variant is priced at Rs 8.21 lakh. The most affordable automatic variant is priced at Rs 9.35 lakh while the cheapest diesel variant will set you back by Rs 7.75 lakh. These prices levels are quite surprising for a Hyundai considering the fact that the brand always positions itself as a mildly premium option, at least in terms of pricing. The entry-level Maruti Brezza is priced at Rs 7.85 lakh while the Tata Nexon base variant remains the cheapest vehicle in the segment with a price tag of Rs 6.48 lakh.
The Hyundai Venue comes with a standard warranty of 3 years and unlimited kilometres. There is no other SUV in the segment that offers such an extensive warranty. The warranty can be extended by two years to make it a full 5 years/unlimited km warranty. Hyundai also offers free Roadside Assistance and free eSIM facility during the first three years. This speaks volumes about Hyundai’s confidence in the Venue, which could turn out to be very reliable offering in the segment.