Hyundai Venue has been one of the popular models sold in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment. The SUV competes with the likes of Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and upcoming Kia Sonet in the segment. The Venue has been present in the market for over an year and is now a very common sight on our roads. Here we have a video shares the ownership experience of a 1.0 litre turbo petrol engined variant.
The video has been shared by Sids Life on his youtube channel. The vlogger shares his experience with the Hyundai Venue in the last one year and mentions all the things that he liked and did not like in the car. He starts with the engine and fuel economy. He has been using the 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine version and it has been returning him 12-13 kmpl. It is not a bad figure considering the fact that it is being driven on hilly roads most of the time.
According to the vlogger there is slight lag during acceleration under 3,000 rpm and after that car shows its true colours. He found Venue to be comfortable on long drives and in city traffic conditions, it gives a proper view of the road ahead which makes life of driver much easier. In fact, the vlogger even says that he felt Venue is more comfortable to drive than the i20 that he used to own earlier.
This is the top-end trim SX(O) trim and comes with all the bells and whistles. It gets features like wireless charging, electric sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The screen comes with inbuilt navigation which the vlogger found to be less accurate at times. Apart from that, he loved the Arkamys audio system offered with the car.
The only thing that he did not like about the venue were the headlamps. The lights did not have enough throw at dark and because of the position, it becomes a bit difficult for the driver to figure out the road in front. Hyundai Venue 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine is also available with an iMT gearbox option and is one of the first car in the segment to offer it. iMT gerabox allows driver to shift gear manually with the convenience of an automatic transmission. Hyundai 1.0 is also available with a manual and 7-speed DCT gearbox.