The Hyundai Venue was launched less than a month ago, and it has been very well received in India, which can be made out from the fact that over 15,000 pre-bookings were made. Now, our dealer sources confirm that the Venue has a waiting period of about 2-3 months varying as per the engine and variant choice.
The extending waiting period on the Hyundai Venue is obvious from the fact that it is India's cheapest B-SUV, with a starting price of just INR 6.50 lakh*. That, along with its long list of features, more sophisticated appeal and aggressive pricing, gives it an upper hand compared to its competitors in the segment. But since initially its production is going to vary just around 8,000-9,000 units a month, Hyundai may find a hard time trying to balance out the demand-supply wheel.
As per reports, the most popular choice is the Venue’s new 1.0-litre petrol unit which comes with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, while the Venue diesel is the second most preferred choice and 1.2 petrol is the least popular among all. The Venue AT in the S and the SX+ trims seems to be the centre of attention of the customers. The SX trim is the most opted trim in the 1.0-litre petrol MT.
Throwing light on the engine options and specifications, it comes with three engine options - including two petrol engines and one diesel engine. The entry-level engine is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit producing 83 PS and 11.7 kg.m (115 Nm) of torque. It comes with a 5-speed MT. The second engine is the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit which churns out 120 PS and 17.5 kg.m (172 Nm). It comes mated to a standard 6-speed MT or an optional 7-speed DCT. The 1.4L turbocharged diesel is the top-of-the-line option which delivers 90 PS of power and 22.4 kg.m (220 Nm) of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed MT. The 1.2L petrol engine model is rated to deliver 17.52 km/l, while the 1.0L engine petrol engine model delivers a fuel economy of 18.27 km/l (MT)/18.15 km/l (DCT). The 1.4L diesel engine model is rated at 23.70 km/l.
In terms of exteriors, the Venue features two-tier headlamps, large, dark chrome front grille, silver skid plates, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, squarish tail lamps and shark fin antenna. While inside the cabin, the Venue comes with leatherette + fabric upholstery, electric sunroof, rear AC vents (India-only feature), air purifier, wireless phone charger, 8-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Arkamys sound system.
The Hyundai Venue's prices range from INR 6.50-11.10 lakh*. The new B-SUV competes with the of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300.