Hyundai does not seem to be in a rush to launch its BS6 line-up of vehicles with most of its models still on BS4 engines. The Hyundai Venue is soon to get an update in terms of it getting BS6 compliant engines. Find out if it will get any other changes in the car.
Venue BS6 features and safety
The Hyundai Venue has been a strong performer for Hyundai since its launch gathering thousands of bookings in its first month itself. It is a sub-compact SUV priced between 6.55 lakhs to 11.15 lakhs. The Venue is already the most successful in its segment by getting the newest design and features. It gets a commanding body language that Indians like and does like a mini-SUV instead of a crossover.
One of the main reasons for the Venue to become an instant hit in the Indian market is its long feature list that includes a sunroof and wireless phone charging, kit like projector headlamps with DRLs, cornering lamps, LED tail-lamps, cruise control, Arkamys sound, rear aircon vents, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android and Apple connectivity, aside from the much-talked-about connectivity tech, which the company has christened ‘Blue Link’ remote engine start/stop, remote climate control with engine start, real-time vehicle tracking, geofence alert, auto crash notification, and assistance, panic notification and stolen vehicle tracking are few of the features from its Blue Link connectivity suite. In terms of safety, the top variants come with six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, ESP, hill-start assist, Isofix child seat mounts and speed-sensing door locks, to name a few.
Engine and transmission
It comes with three engine options that range from a 1.2 litre petrol producing 82bhp and 115Nm of torque which only comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, a 1.4-litre diesel producing 89bhp and 220Nm of torque which comes with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT unit, lastly, it comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol that produces 120bhp and 172Nm of torque which also comes with both the gearboxes as on the diesel.
Other changes to the Venue BS6
With the car complying to BS6 norms, the engines will continue to remain the same albeit some minor differences in their power output, and the diesel is expected to continue to sell, as Hyundai has been doing its other models. The company has decided that it will make its diesel engines compliant to the BS6 norms that have been introduced even though the cost of production for diesel engines has significantly gone up, Hyundai thinks that there will yet be demand for diesel engines in the market.
In terms of features, no changes are expected to be added to the Hyundai Venue as it already leads the segment in this aspect. Although we could see some of the lower variants borrowing some features of the higher variant. Design-wise the Venue looks fresh with it launching last year itself and therefore there will be no kind of cosmetic or interior changes that will take place in the car. The car is expected to be BS6 compliant in the coming months by April with the petrol being priced a bit higher than the outgoing model and the diesel getting a significant price hike and will go up against the Tata Nexon and the Ford Ecosport.
Check out our review on the Hyundai Venue BS4.