The Hyundai Venue will launch on May 21 and will go on to become a direct rival of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. It will be sold with two petrol and one diesel engine option
Hyundai recently revealed the long-awaited Hyundai Venue sub-four-meter compact SUV in India. The new model debuted simultaneously in India and in New York. In India, the South Korean carmaker targets to sell around 7,000 to 8,000 units of the Venue every month, the South Korean manufacturer adjust their monthly production output to 8,000 to 9,000 units. At this number, the Venue’s production is slightly smaller than the best-selling compact SUV Creta. Even though the production number will be in line with the sales target, a large waiting period could ensure in case the demand exceeds the company's expectation. Booking for the new model is underway at all authorized dealerships across India.
Hyundai Venue will be launched on May 11 at the price of Rs. 8-11 lakh
To put things in the right perspective, the segment-leading Maruti Vitara Brezza registers a sale of roughly 13,000 units per month, while the Tata Nexon, the second best-seller finds about 5,000 takers per month. And the newly arrived model Mahindra XUV300 ranks third with around 4,400 units sale monthly. Even though making it way right to the top could be a bit tough initially, Hyundai Venue is expected to easily snap the second place in the sales chart within two or three months after launch. Therefore, registering 7,000 to 8,000 unit sales is not an infeasible target.
Moreover, considering the mini-Creta looks and the well-equipped package, the chances of the Hyundai Venue beating the class-leading Brezza in the long run look quite strong. Hyundai Venue is feature-rich with connected BlueLink system, HD touchscreen infotainment system, and electric sunroof, which will set them apart from the rest in the segment.
Hyundai Venue will come with two petrol engines and one petrol motor
With regards to the powertrain options, the Hyundai Venue will be available with two petrol engines, a 1.2-litre unit and a 1-litre turbocharged unit, while the Brezza completely misses out on a petrol engine option. The larger petrol motor mill makes 82 Bhp-114 Nm while the smaller motor produces a higher output of 118 Bhp-172 Nm. A 5-speed manual gearbox is mated with the former while the 1.0-litre engine is paired with either a 7-speed twin clutch automatic gearbox or a six-speed manual unit. The diesel variant of the Venue will be powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine that has 89 Bhp-220 Nm on tap. And there is only one transmission o offer, which is the 6-speed manual gearbox. This is where the Brezza edges out the Venue as Brezza’s diesel variants are available with both manual and automatic transmission. The launch of the Hyundai Venue is scheduled to take place on May 21. Of course, the Hyundai Venue will slot under the Creta in terms of pricing.