Hyundai Venue has set the big-hit in the sub-four meter compact SUV category. It has consistent sales right from the launch and now all set to have a neck to neck competition with the Maruti Brezza. The brand has launched the Hyundai Venue BS6 following its rivals. The dealers have already started accepting orders for the BS6 model. The BS6 Hyundai Venue has increased the equipment than before to make it even better proposition. Let’s see the changes and updates it possesses over the BS4 model.
Most of the changes are done with the engine. It now gets BS6 compliant 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and new 1.5-litre diesel engine option. It has to be noted that the new 1.5-litre diesel unit is the same unit from the Kia Seltos, but has a lower state of tune.
The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol produces around 120 bhp max power and 172 Nm peak torque. It comes mated with a 6-speed manual and optional 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. While the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol produces around 83 bhp max power and 115 Nm peak torque. The engine has opted only with the 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.5-litre diesel produces 90 bhp and 220 Nm and is mated with the 6-speed manual gearbox. However, there is no automatic gearbox option on the diesel right now, it is hoped sometime later.
The compact SUV was already feature-loaded and now it gets additional features as well. The new feature includes the AMS- Alternator Management System, this system helps to increase battery life. BS6 Hyundai Venue continues to get the features like automatic climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, diamond-cut alloy wheels, wireless charging, Hyundai BlueLink connectivity and so. The top trims are equipped with the tyre pressure monitoring system, sunroof and many other premium features.
The prices of the BS6 model has seen the hike of Rs 20,000 and Rs 51,000 for petrol and diesel respectively. The price now starts at Rs 6.7 lakhs(ex-showroom) for the base variant of petrol. Prices of the diesel variants start at Rs 8.09 lakhs(ex-showroom) for the base E variant and go up to Rs 11.49 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the range-topping SX(O) dual-tone. The compact SUV competes against the Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV 300 and upcoming Volkswagen Taigun. Considering the competition and sales figures, the market has surely shifted towards the SUVs.