Hyundai Venue which was launched earlier this year has been a huge success and has become one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment. It became so popular that in the month of July it took the pole position from Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and became best selling vehicle for the month. Venue is now a common sight on Indian roads. People have even started customizing them according to personal preferences. Here we have something that can be called as India’s first Turbo Petrol Hyundai Venue running on CNG.
The video has been uploaded by Drive Shaft on their youtube channel. The Venue used here is a top-end 1.0L turbocharged petrol one with a manual gearbox and it uses all the components used in a regular CNG kit. One of the major difference in this Venue from regular CNG kit is the ECU. According to the video the ECU has been updated to make the CNG Kit compatible with the turbocharged petrol engine.
Then the video shows the CNG tank which is as usual placed in the boot of the car. It is 14 Kg CNG Tank and can hold 9 to 10 Kg of CNG. Apart from this, Venue gets a CNG badge at the rear right below the Turbo badging. Other than this no other cahanges are made to the exterior and interior of the vehicle.
Later the video also shows how does it feel to drive the 1.0L turbocharged CNG Venue. Generally people opting to fit CNG in a car wait for the warranty period to get over. But here the video says that the CNG kit has been installed at dealer level and does not affect the warranty of the car. The price of the CNG kit for this turbo petrol Venue is also not known, but is expected to be priced a bit higher than the naturally aspirated ones.
Coming back to Venue, it gets a 1.0-litre turbocharged, three-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 118 Bhp and peak torque of 172 Nm. After installing the CNG kit the power figures may have a gone a bit down, but the exact power figures after installation of CNG kit is not known. Expect a dip of about 15-20 % in terms of both power and torque. Well, that’s the price one has to pay for the big cost savings that CNG as a fuel brings to the equation. One can always shift to petrol mode whenever more power/torque is required.