One of the most awaited products of the year, the Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV has been launched in India last month. The Venue made its global debut in India in April this year and garnered over 2000 pre-bookings for the Venue in a single day. India is one of the key markets for the Hyundai Venue and it has been developed keeping the preference of India customers in concern.
Based on the Carlino concept showcased at the Auto Expo in 2016, the production-spec version shares its design language with newer Hyundai models with the massive cascading grille up front, split headlamps with projector lens and squared LED DRLs, tall stance, and stubby boot design.
The Venue is offered in four variants, seven monotone colors and three dual-tone color options. The Hyundai Venue will be taking on a number of offerings including the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and the Ford Ecosport. Let’s now compare the newly launched Hyundai Venue with the Mahindra XUV300 in terms of price and specifications.
Venue vs XUV300 Dimension:
Ground Clearance (mm)
Hyundai Venue measures 3995 mm in length, 1770 mm in width, 1605 mm in height, 2500 mm in wheelbase and 190 mm in ground clearance as compared to Mahindra XUV300 that measures 3995 mm in length, 1821 mm in width, 1627 mm in height, 2600 mm in wheelbase and 180 mm of ground clearance. This means that both the SUVs are the same in terms of length, while the Mahindra XUV300 is wider and offers more wheelbase compared to the Hyundai venue. On the other hand, Hyundai Venue is taller and offers better ground clearance than Mahindra XUV300.
Venue vs XUV300 Powertrain:
1.2 L / 1.0 L Turbo
82 bhp / 118 bhp
115 Nm / 172 Nm
5-Speed MT / 6-Speed MT & 7-DCT (AT)
Under the hood, the all-new Hyundai Venue gets three powertrain options. The all-new 1.0-litre Kappa T-GDI petrol engine makes 118 bhp and 172 Nm of torque. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and an in-house developed 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Besides, the compact SUV is also available with the company's tried and tested 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine and 1.4-liter diesel engine. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, a 1.2-liter petrol engine produces 81 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. The 1.4-liter diesel engine churns out 88 bhp and 220 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
On the other hand, the rival Mahindra XUV300 is offered with a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-liter diesel engine. The new petrol unit churns out 108 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. The diesel engine has been carried over from the Mahindra Marazzo but detuned to make slightly less power at 113 bhp and produces the same amount of torque at 300 Nm. Both engines are offered with a 6-speed manual transmission only.
Venue vs XUV300 Pricing:
Rs 6.5 Lakh - Rs 11.10 Lakh
Rs 7.83 Lakh - Rs 11.89 Lakh
*All prices, ex-showroom
While the Hyundai Venue comes within the price range of Rs 6.5 lakh and Rs 11.10 lakh, ex-showroom, the Mahindra XUV300 is a little pricier by costing between Rs 7.83 lakh-Rs 11.89 lakh, ex-showroom. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates.