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June 2022 - New Hyundai Venue Facelift Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Hyundai Venue diesel you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Venue's diesel variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Hyundai Venue with its competitors and other diesel-powered B2-segment SUVs like Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Honda WRV and Mahindra XUV300.

 

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Updated: Hyundai recently launched the new 2022 Venue facelift. This Hyundai Venue Variants Explained article includes the buying recommendations for diesel engine variants based on the latest launch prices.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Hyundai Venue Diesel?

The pros or advantages of Hyundai Venue diesel are:

  • The diesel engine carries a very low premium over the comparable 1.2L petrol and 1.0L turbo petrol variants and has a very low km-to-breakeven figure
  • Well-loaded for its class with notable features like keyless entry, cruise control, drive modes, paddle shifters, rear AC vents, auto AC, sunroof, power mirrors, engine start with remote, air purifier, ambient lighting, puddle lamps, 6 airbags, wireless phone charger and cooled storage
  • Good power and torque output and respectable mileage figures
  • Segment-first power driver seat will help the Venue stand out and improve the ownership experience
  • Hyundai’s wide service network is second only to Maruti’s

The Hyundai Venue diesel has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • No automatic transmission with diesel engine (Nexon, XUV300 and Sonet offer diesel-automatic combinations)
  • Base S Plus variant doesn’t get some basic and must-have features like rear armrest, rear defogger, rear washer wiper, split rear seatbacks, auto AC, rear parcel tray and power folding mirrors
  • Top variant doesn’t get wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay while lower variants get this feature
  • Doesn't stand out with engine specs or dimensions

What Is The Price Of Hyundai Venue Diesel Variants?

The Hyundai Venue diesel is available in 3 variants with a starting price of Rs. 10.0 lakh for the S Plus variant. The SX diesel costs Rs. 11.43 lakh while the SX (O) costs Rs. 12.32 lakh (ex-showroom).

HYUNDAI VENUE DIESEL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | JUN 2022

Variants

1.5L Turbo Diesel

S Plus

Rs. 9,99,900

SX

Rs. 11,42,500

SX (O)

Rs. 12,32,000

Against the comparable 1.2L petrol variant, the diesel Venue costs Rs. 73,000 more. The price gap between comparable 1.0L turbo petrol and diesel variants of the Venue, the price gap is Rs. 40,000.

Considering these price gaps, let’s try and calculate how many kilometres you’ll have to drive to recover the higher upfront cost if you’re buying a diesel Venue. Based on the June’s fuel prices in Delhi, a Venue SX buyer will have to drive the Venue diesel for 42,000km to recover the Rs. 73,000 price gap over the 1.2L petrol variant. Although, it’s worth noting that the Venue diesel also has a better power and torque output. Keeping the better performance in mind, we’ll say that over the 1.2L Venue petrol, the diesel justifies the price gap with better performance alone.

HYUNDAI VENUE PETROL VS DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM | JUN 2022

Variants

1.2L Normal Petrol

Difference

1.5L Turbo Diesel

Difference

1.0L Turbo Petrol

Rs. 7,53,100

-

-

-

-

S

Rs. 8,70,400

-

-

-

-

S Plus

-

-

Rs. 9,99,900

-

-

S (O)

Rs. 9,50,200

-

-

-

Rs. 9,99,900

SX

Rs. 10,69,500

Rs. 73,000

Rs. 11,42,500

-

-

SX (O)

-

-

Rs. 12,32,000

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 11,92,000

For the turbo petrol buyer considering between the SX (O) petrol and diesel, the km-to-breakeven figure is about 28,000km. However, it’s worth noting that the turbo petrol engine offers a convenient auto-clutch transmission and a better power output. The diesel engine, on the other hand, has a better torque output and a higher mileage figure. If you intend to drive the car for more than 30,000km and don’t mind giving up the convenience of the auto-clutch manual transmission, then the Venue diesel is a suitable option for you.

2022 Hyundai Venue Diesel S Plus - Base Model Standard Features & Review

S Plus variant is the most affordable option for the Venue diesel buyer and it costs Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom). It offers the following features as standard in the base model:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Front power windows
  • Adjustable front headrests
  • ISOFIX
  • Manual central locking
  • Manual AC
  • Chrome grille
  • Body-colour bumpers and door handles
  • 16-inch style steel wheels
  • LED projector headlamps with DRLs
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • LED tail lamps
  • Rear camera
  • ESC
  • Cornering lights
  • All power windows
  • Tilt steering
  • Front armrest
  • Rear AC vents
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Power mirrors

HYUNDAI VENUE S PLUS DIESEL

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Style

Std. Safety Features

ESC

Chrome grille

2-tone interiors

Day/Night IRVM

Hills start assist

Fabric upholstery

Shark-fin antenna

Remote central locking

Rear camera

Body-coloured bumpers

Roof rails

ISOFIX

Cornering lights

Body-coloured door handles

Metal-finish inside door handles

Auto door lock when driving

LED projector headlamps

Front and rear faux skid plates

Body-coloured outside mirrors

Auto door unlock on impact

Tyre pressure monitoring

16-inch wheels w/ stylish wheel covers

Turn indicators on outside mirrors

   

LED taillamps

LED DRLs

The base diesel variant doesn’t have some important features such as:

However, it has most of the must-have features for a decent ownership experience. So, it’s worth considering for buyers interested in a small diesel SUV. The sub-10.0 lakh price point is also tempting.

HYUNDAI VENUE S PLUS DIESEL

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Entertainment

Functional

8-inch touchscreen

Auto headlamps

4x door pockets

Tilt steering

Wireless Android Auto

Power mirrors

All power windows

Colour MID

Wireless Apple Carplay

Adjustable front headrests

Driver window one-touch up/down

Passenger-side seat back pocket

2x tweeters

12V socket

Manual AC

Front armrest

4x speakers

2x rear USB-C ports

Front USB-C charger

Rear AC vents

Steering-mounted controls

Height-adjustable driver seat

Follow me home headlamps

 

2022 Hyundai Venue Diesel S Plus vs SX Variant

After the S Plus, the SX variant is the next option for buyers looking for a diesel Venue adn it costs Rs. 11.43 lakh (ex-showroom). This price is about Rs. 1.43 lakh more than the lower S Plus variant. For this additional price, it adds the following features:

  • Power folding mirrors
  • Rear armrest
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Auto AC
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • Split rear seatback
  • Flat bottom steering
  • Machined alloy wheels
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Sunroof
  • Cruise control
  • Engine start with remote
  • Puddle lamps
  • Machined alloy wheels

HYUNDAI VENUE DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

 

S Plus

Difference

SX

1.5L Turbo Diesel

Rs. 9,99,900

Rs. 1,42,600

Rs. 11,42,500

You may miss the following features in this variant:

  • Side and curtain airbags
  • Power driver seat (segment first - only available in top variant)
  • Rear armrest

Despite these missing features, the SX variant is fairly well loaded with most of the must-have features for the incremental asking price over the lower S Plus trim. It totally justifies the price difference and is our top recommendation for Venue diesel buyers.

HYUNDAI VENUE SX DIESEL

FEATURES OVER S PLUS

Style & Safety

Functional

Flat-bottom steering

Power-folding mirrors w/ auto fold

Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop

Leather steering

Puddle lamps

Flat-bottom steering

Leather gear knob

Wireless phone charger

60-40 split rear seatback

Machined alloy wheels

Front cabin lights

Adjustable rear headrests

Rear defogger

Rear armrest

Cooled glove box

Rear washer wiper

Engine start with remote

Reclining rear seat (2 position)

Anti-theft alarm

Illuminated boot

Auto AC

Sunroof

Cruise control

Rear parcel tray

2022 Hyundai Venue Diesel SX Vs SX (O) Variant - Top Model Features

The new Hyundai Venue SX (O) diesel costs Rs. 12.32 lakh, which is about Rs. 90,000 more than the lower SX variant. For this additional cost, it adds the following notable features:

  • 2x side thorax and 2x curtain airbags
  • Telematics
  • HD touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay instead of wireless
  • 4-way power driver seat
  • Side and curtain airbags
  • Chrome door handles
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ambient lighting

HYUNDAI VENUE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

SX

Difference

SX (O)

1.5L Turbo Diesel

Rs. 11,42,500

Rs. 89,500

Rs. 12,32,000

While the SX (O) justifies the incremental cost over the base S Plus variant and is a value-for-money upgrade, it adds mostly good-to-have features. So, you can upgrade to the top model if you have the budget but for most buyers, the SX trim will serve better and remains our top recommendation.

HYUNDAI VENUE SX (O) DIESEL

FEATURES OVER SX

Style & Safety

Entertainment

Functional

2x side thorax airbags

Connected car features

Reclining rear seat (2 pos)

2x curtain airbags

Nature sounds

Air purifier

Anti-theft alarm

8-inch HD touchscreen

4-way power driver seat

Chrome door handles

Wired Android Auto

Over-the-air software updates

Leather upholstery

Wired Apple Carplay

 

Ambient lighting

(-) Wireless Android Auto

 
 

(-) Wireless Apple Carplay

 

Which Variant Of The Hyundai Venue Diesel Should You Buy?

For the Hyundai Venue diesel, the SX variant is our top recommendation as it offers the best value for money with the best balance of features and only a few notable omissions. The S Plus is a decent pick for budget buyers who don’t want to cross the Rs. 10.0 lakh barrier. The SX (O) variant is also a good value for money option but it has mostly good-to-have features. So, it’s worth buying if it fits within your budget but the SX variant remains our top recommendation.

HYUNDAI VENUE 1.2L NORMAL DIESEL MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

S Plus

Rank 3

Rs. 9,99,900

Suitable for budget buyers

SX

Rank 1

Rs. 11,42,500

Top recommended for best balance of features

SX (O)

Rank 2

Rs. 12,32,000

Value-for-money upgrade for good-to-have features

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Hyundai Venue Diesel?

The Venue’s 1.5L turbo diesel engine has acceptable power and torque output for its class of small diesel SUVs. Even the mileage figure is middle-of-the-road and neither as low as the XUV300’s nor as high as that of the Sonet diesel-manual.

HYUNDAI VENUE 1.5L TURBO DIESEL VS RIVALS

ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Venue

Nexon

Sonet

WR-V

XUV300

Engine

1.5L Turbo

1.5L Turbo

1.5L Turbo

1.5L Turbo

1.5L Turbo

1.5L Turbo

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1493cc

1497cc

1493 cc

1493 cc

1498cc

1497cc

Power

100PS @ 4000rpm

110PS @ 4000rpm

100PS @ 4000rpm

115PS @ 4000rpm

100PS @ 3600rpm

116PS @ 3750rpm

Torque

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

260Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

300Nm @ 1500 - 2500rpm

Manual

6MT

6MT

6MT

-

6MT

6MT

Manual FE

22.7kmpl

22.44kmpl

24.1kmpl

-

23.7kmpl

20.1kmpl

Auto

-

6AMT

-

6TC

-

6AMT

Auto FE

-

22.44kmpl

-

19kmpl

-

19.7kmpl

What Are The Dimensions Of The Hyundai Venue?

The Hyundai Venue is neither the widest nor the narrowest among B2-segment SUVs. it’s also neither the tallest nor the lowest. Same is the case with the Venue’s boot space and ground clearance. So, in Venue’s dimensions, there’s very little to talk about.

HYUNDAI VENUE VS COMPETITORS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Venue

Nexon

WR-V

Sonet

XUV300

Length

3995mm

3993mm

3999mm

3995mm

3995mm

Width

1770mm

1811mm

1734mm

1790mm

1821mm

Height

1617mm

1606mm

1601mm

1642mm

1627mm

Wheelbase

2500mm

2498mm

2555mm

2500mm

2600mm

Boot Space

343L

350L

363L

392L

257L

Ground Clearance

190mm*

209mm

188mm

205mm

180mm

Fuel Tank

45L

44L

40l

45L

42L

Tyre (base)

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

205/65 R16

Tyre (top)

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

205/65 R16

  *Estimated

What Are The Colour Options Of The Hyundai Venue?

The 2022 Venue is available in the following 6 monotone colours:

  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Red
  • White
  • Black

The SX and SX (O) variants also offer the option of dual-tone in red with black roof exterior colour for an additional Rs. 15,000.

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700-3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

 

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Slavia (Exception), Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D1 Segment

D1

4500-4750mm

Octavia, XUV500, Carens, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D2 Segment

D2

4750+mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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