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    Hyundai Venue vs Hyundai Elite i20: Price and Specs Comparison

    by Monalisa Saha on Monday, May 27 2019

    Hyundai, the second largest carmaker in India is keeping up with the highly competitive Indian auto industry with new impressive products. The South Korean company has just launched its first subcompact SUV model – the Venue, in India. Here we are going to compare the Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV with the highly popular Hyundai Elite i20 premium hatchback model. Although, these two models belong to two very different segments, it is known that the modern Indian car buyers are increasingly going for subcompact SUVs over big hatchbacks.

     

     

    Hyundai Venue vs Hyundai i20 Price Comparison

     

    Take a look at the Hyundai Venue Vs the Hyundai Elite i20 (petrol version comparable variants only):

    Overlook:

    The Hyundai Elite i20 premium hatchback has been a long-time favourite car in India and ruled its segment for long till the arrival of its arch rival Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The Elite i20 or i20 as it was earlier known has been always one of the most feature rich, high-quality cars in its own class and a very revered moniker in the country. The Elite i20 is a highly capable family car.

    The newly launched Hyundai Venue is the latest entrant in the hot sub-4 metre SUV segment in India. It has come packed with tons of features and the latest techs to win over the urban car buyers. Being a small SUV, the Venue offers the convenience of a city car along with better rough road capabilities.

     

    Hyundai Venue vs Elite i20 Price Comparison

    Elite i20 Petrol Price:

     

    Variant name

    Price

    Era MT

    Rs. 5.5 lakhs

    Magna Plus MT

    Rs. 6.25 lakhs

    Sportz Plus MT

    Rs. 7.12 lakhs

    Sportz Plus dual tone MT

    Rs. 7.42 lakhs

    Asta (O) MT

    Rs. 8.06 lakhs

    Sportz Plus CVT

    Rs. 8.22 lakhs

    Asta (O) CVT

    Rs. 9.11 lakhs

     

    The top of the range model of the Hyundai Elite i20 premium hatchback is the Asta Option (O) CVT that comes packed with all bells and whistles at Rs. 9.11 lakhs (ex-showroom).

     

    Hyundai Venue Petrol Price:

     

    Variant name

    Price

    E 1.2L 5MT

    Rs. 6.5 lakhs

    S 1.2L 5MT

    Rs. 7.2 lakhs

    S 1L Turbo 6MT

    Rs. 8.21 lakhs

    S 1L Turbo 7DCT

    Rs. 9.35 lakhs

    SX 1L Turbo 6MT

    Rs. 9.54 lakhs

    SX (O) 1L Turbo 6MT

    Rs. 10.60 lakhs

    SX+ 1L Turbo 7DCT

    Rs. 11.10 lakhs

     

    The top of the range model of the Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV is the fully-loaded SX+ Turbo DCT that is tagged at Rs. 11.10 lakhs.

    Note: The top-end Venue is almost a good 2 lakhs more expensive than the top-end Elite i20. The top-end Elite i20 is comparable with the tag of the S 1L Turbo 7DCT variant of the Venue, but is still cheaper.

     

    Price-wise comparable MT and AT variants of the Elite i20 and Venue are as follows:

     

    Elite i20

    Venue

    Asta (O) MT: Rs. Rs. 8.06 lakhs

    S 1L Turbo 6MT: Rs. 8.21 lakhs

    Asta (O) CVT: Rs. 9.11 lakhs

    S 1L Turbo 7DCT: Rs. 9.35 lakhs

     

    The Elite i20 Asta (O) MT is Rs. 15,000 cheaper than the comparable Venue S 1L Turbo 6MT model, but offers a CVT automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the top-end Elite i20 Asta (O) CVT is Rs. 24,000 less than the Venue S 1L Turbo 7DCT.

     

    Hyundai Venue vs Elite i20 Powertrains

     

    Venue vs Elite i20 petrol comparison

     

    The Venue comes with a choice of two petrol engines. The 1.2L petrol mill which is the same as that of the i20 is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and offers the same power figures.

    On the other hand, the more powerful 1L turbo unit gets paired with a choice of a 6 speed manual and an all-new 7 speed DCT automatic gearbox.

    As the comparable Elite i20 Asta (O) variants are both powered by 1.2L mill, the comparable Venue variants (S 1L Turbo 6MT, S 1L Turbo 7DCT) are both more powerful. The Venue’s lower 1.2L engine loses out on automatic transmission unlike the Elite i20. Nevertheless, the new 1L Turbo mill offers the Venue the needed punch that is needed for the performance level of an SUV, which is not expected from a hatchback.

     

    Hyundai Venue vs Elite i20 Dimension Comparison

    Here is a dimension comparison chart between the Elite i20 and the Venue:

     Venue vs Elite dimension comparison

     

    Both the cars have similarity in size, as both are sub-4 metre models. The Venue is much higher, wider and also a bit longer than the Elite i20, as it is an SUV model. However, the i20 has a longer wheelbase, meaning good interior space.

    The Venue also comes with higher ground clearance than the Elite i20, as it is an SUV and hence, offers better rough road capability.

     

    Hyundai Elite i20 vs Venue S Feature Comparison

    Here’s is a brief features comparison between the two comparable models of the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Hyundai Venue:

     

    Elite i20 Asta (O) MT Vs Venue S 1L Turbo 6MT

     

    Features

    Elite i20 Asta (O) MT

    Venue S 1L Turbo 6MT

    Safety & Security

    2 Airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, ISOFIX, crash sensor, speed sensing auto door locks, rear parking sensors, anti-theft device, reverse camera.

    2 Airbags, ABS with EBD,, engine immobilizer, ISOFIX, crash sensor, speed sensing auto door locks, rear parking sensors, anti-theft device, brake assist.

    Infotainment Unit

    17.77 cm touchscreen with IPS Display,
    Arkamys integrated audio system
    with Bluetooth, USB and AUX

    Integrated 2DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX

    Speakers

    4 speaker audio system

    4 speaker music system

    Climate Control

    Yes

     

    rear AC vents

    No

     

    Regular air conditioner with rear AC vents

    Instrument Cluster

    Digital speedometer, analog tachometer

    Digital speedometer, analog tachometer

    Sunroof

    No

    No

    Alloy Wheels

    15 inch

    15 inch

    Noteworthy/ Additional Features

    AutoLink (Connected Car Technology)
    i-Blue (Audio Remote Application
    automatic projector headlamps and Wipers, DRLs, voice recognition, Smart Key with pushbutton start/stop, Central Console Armrest, foldable rear seats, eco-coating

    Roof rails, brake assist

     

    Being a top variant, the Elite i20 Asta (O) MT offers a whole host of features/techs over the Venue S 1L Turbo MT, but still loses out on some safety features like brake assist that the Venue offers.

     

    Elite i20 Asta (O) CVT Vs Venue S 1L Turbo 7DCT

     

     

    Elite i20 Asta (O) CVT

    Venue S 1L Turbo 7DCT

    Safety & Security

    4 Airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, ISOFIX, crash sensor, speed sensing auto door locks, rear parking sensors, anti-theft device, reverse camera, Auto unlock function.

    2 Airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, ISOFIX, crash sensor, speed sensing auto door locks, rear parking sensors, anti-theft device, vehicle stability management system, hill assist control, brake assist.

    Infotainment Unit

    17.77 cm touchscreen with IPS Display,
    Arkamys integrated audio system
    with Bluetooth, USB and AUX

    Integrated 2DIN Audio with Bluetooth, USB and Aux

    Speakers

    4 speaker audio system

    4 speaker music system

    Climate

    Control

    Yes

     

    Rear AC vents

    No

     

    Air conditioner with Rear AC vents

    Instrument Cluster

    Digital speedometer, analog tachometer

    Digital speedometer, analog tachometer

    Sunroof

    No

    No

    Alloy Wheels

    15 inch

    15 inch

    Noteworthy/ Additional Features

    AutoLink (Connected Car Technology)
    i-Blue (Audio Remote Application,
    Smart-key, Blue Interior Illumination, Theater Dimming Central Room Lamp, Welcome Function, Advanced Supervision Display

    All-new 7 Speed DCT gearbox, smart-key, roof rails, vehicle stability management system, hill assist control, brake assist

     

    In terms of features, the top-end Elite i20 offers a lot of conveniences and fancy features and also offers a better infotainment system than the comparable Venue S 1L 7DCT variant. However, The Venue variant is better in terms of safety features.

     

    Venue vs Elite exterior

     

    Conclusion

    The Hyundai Elite i20 premium hatchback is really a very capable, stylish, reliable, comfortable and feature-rich family hatchback. In its two top MT and CVT its offers a lot of good features, but still loses out on few compared to the lower Venue SUV variants.

    The all-new Venue subcompact SUV is a new-age car, and being an SUV, even its lower variants offer some better safety features than the top Elite i20 variants, along with its new and more powerful turbocharged mill and all-new 7DCT gearbox of the AT variant.

    Both the Elite i20 variants compared here are a tad more affordable than the comparable lower variants of the Venue.

    At the end, it really depends on the buyer’s preference while zeroing down on either of these two Hyundai models, as both are very capable. Do let us know if you choose to go for the Elite i20 or the Venue, and why.

     


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    An adventurer at heart and introvert by nature, I love to travel, click nature's beauty and beautiful machines on wheels. Art, literature and poetry are also close to my heart.

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