The much anticipated Hyundai Venue has just launched to further heat up the highly competitive and rapidly booming sub-4 metre compact SUV segment in Indian at a starting price of Rs. 6.5 lakhs. The Venue is also the first subcompact SUV model from the South Korean auto major - Hyundai, which is the second largest car brand in India.
The brand new Hyundai Venue is based on the highly talked about Carlino Concept and is pitched against a bunch of highly capable market rivals in India, which include the segment ruler Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, longtime popular Ford EcoSport and the newer models the Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300. There are also some hatch-cross models like the Honda WR-V that count in the list of rivals of the Hyundai Venue.
Let us check out, how the brand new Hyundai Venue is braced up to fight it tough against its strong, direct rivals.
Hyundai Venue Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Vs Mahindra XUV300 Vs Ford EcoSport
Maruti Vitara Brezza
All the five subcompact SUV models come with close dimensions, as they are all sub-4 metre vehicles.However,the Ford EcoSport is the longest, tallest and also offers the largest boot space among the 5 models, while the Mahindra XUV300 is the widest and also has the longest wheelbase. Thus, the new Hyundai Venue doesn’t get any brownies here; in fact, it has the least height among all the subcompact SUVs compared here.
Engine & Gearbox Comparison:
The Venue comes with three engine options, which include two petrol units and one diesel engine. The Venue’s petrol version gets powered by a 1.2 litre petrol mill that also powers the Hyundai Elite i20 premium hatchback. This mill offers a maximum power of 82 bhp and 115 Nm of peak torque and gets paired with a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox. There’s also a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol unit generating 120 bhp and 170 Nm and gets mated to a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed DCT automatic transmission. The diesel version is equipped with a 1.4 litre oil burner from the Creta, which offers 89 bhp and 220 Nm and is coupled with a 6 speed manual gearbox.