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    Hyundai Venue iMT, Sport & S+ Launched; Price, Features Comparison

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Thursday, Jul 23 2020

    Hyundai Venue becomes the first car in India to get an ACT (auto-clutch transmission) that Hyundai likes to call iMT. It’s a clutchless manual transmission, so there’s no clutch pedal, but the driver has to shift gears manually, like in a conventional manual transmission. Apart from getting an iMT with the turbo-petrol engine, the Venue now also gets a Sport trim with SX and SX(O) variants and a new S+ variant with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. Hyundai has also discontinued orange monotone, dual-tone and blue-white dual-tone exterior colours. Here are more details about the new additions.

    Hyundai Venue iMT

    Venue S Plus: Features & Value

    Compared to the Venue 1.2 S variant, the S Plus is almost Rs. 92,000 more expensive. If you wanted to buy the Venue 1.2, but felt that it lacks some of the modern-day features, then the S+ variant is Hyundai’s answer to that.

    HYUNDAI VENUE S TURBO vs S+ 1.2 vs S 1.2

    PRICE COMPARISON

    Variants

    Price

    S 1.2

    Rs. 7,40,000

    Difference

    Rs. 91,900

    S Plus 1.2 (NEW)

    Rs. 8,31,900

    Difference

    Rs. 14,100

    S Turbo

    Rs. 8,46,000

    In addition to the features on the S variant, the S+ gets some features like:

    • Halogen projector headlamps
    • Halogen projector fog lamps
    • LED tail lamps
    • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment
    • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Rear parking camera
    • Height-adjustable Driver Seat
    • Auto AC
    • LED DRLs
    • Leather-wrapped Steering

    For all the additional features that the S+ variant gets over S, the asking price is justified. So you won’t be going wrong value-wise if you plan to upgrade from S to S+ variant. 

    hyundai venue imt

    Hyundai Venue Sport Trim: What’s Extra

    The Venue Sport is available in SX, SX Plus and SX (O) variants with petrol and diesel engines. Here are the additional features of the Venue Sport:

    • Dual-tone exterior
    • Sport badge
    • Red brake callipers
    • Glossy black front grille with red insert
    • Dark grey front bumper accents
    • Dark grey roof rails with red accents
    • Red accents in the wheel arch and body cladding
    • 4-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel from the Creta
    • Metal finish on pedals
    • Red accents on knobs
    • Dark grey upholstery
    • Red accents on upholstery, steering, gear knob and door pads

    The Sport variant gets only cosmetic updates, which may not appeal to the head but could pull the heartstrings.

    Price Comparison Hyundai Venue Sport Variant Petrol - SX, SX Plus, SX (O)

    Here are the prices and recommendation of Venue’s Sport variants compared with non-sport variants:

    HYUNDAI VENUE SPORT PETROL ACT, MT & AT

    PRICE COMPARISON

    Variant

    Price

    Difference

    Non-Sport Trim Price

    Variant

    Recommendation

    SX Sport ACT

    Rs. 10,20,360

    Rs. 41,360

    Rs. 9,79,000

    SX MT

    Don’t buy if difference in on-road price exceeds Rs 65,000 

    SX+ Sport DCT

    Rs. 11,58,400

    Rs. 22,900

    Rs. 11,35,500

    SX+ DCT

    Worth buying

    SX (O) Sport ACT

    Rs. 11,20,900

    Rs. 12,400

    Rs. 11,08,500

    SX(O) ACT

    Worth buying

    Is 2020 Hyundai Venue Sport Petrol SX, SX+, SX (O) Worth Buying?

    Venue’s Sport trim is worth buying in the SX+ and SX(O) variants. In the SX variant, however, since the price of the Sport trim goes above the Rs 10 lakh mark, the on-road price difference between the SX Sport ACT and SX MT might swell to over Rs 65,000 in some states. If it goes beyond the Rs 65,000 mark, then upgrading to Sport trim for the cosmetic add-ons will compromise on value-for-money.

    Price Comparison Hyundai Venue Sport Variant Diesel - SX, SX (O)

    Here are the prices of the 2020 Hyundai Vene Sport diesel MT:

    HYUNDAI VENUE SPORT DIESEL MT

    PRICE COMPARISON

    Variants

    Sport Prices

    Difference

    Non-Sport Prices

    Recommendation

    SX

    Rs. 10,30,700

    Rs. 30,701

    Rs. 9,99,999

    Don’t buy if difference in on-road price exceeds Rs 45,000 

    SX (O)

    Rs. 11,52,700

    Rs. 12,900

    Rs. 11,39,800

    Definitely worth buying

    Is 2020 Hyundai Venue Sport Diesel SX, SX (O) Worth Buying

    With the Sport upgrade, the Venue diesel costs about Rs. 31,000 more for the SX variant and Rs. 13,000 for the SX (O). With the higher, SX (O) variant, it’s an easy recommendation and definitely worth buying. In case of the SX variant, it’s not worth considering because the price of the SX Sport diesel variant is higher than Rs. 10 lakh. So, in some states the on-road price will be much higher than the non-sport SX MT diesel. If the differential cost goes over Rs 45,000, we won’t recommend this upgrade.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

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