Hyundai Venue Turbo-Petrol Finds Success Where Creta Couldn't

by Kshitij Rawat | 23/05/2020
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While the Creta has registered a rather disappointing demand for its 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, the Venue has managed to garner huge success with its 1.0-litre turbo-petrol.

Hyundai Motor India Limited has sold a total of 93,624 units of the Venue in FY2020. Out of these 44,073 were turbo-petrol models, which is almost half of the entire sales volume. In contrast, diesel-powered variants contributed nearly 37 per cent, with 34,860 units sold.

Hyundai Venue Turbo-Petrol Finds Success Where Creta Couldn't

The consumer preference for the Venue is in sharp contrast with that for the Creta, which has had dismal sales for the turbo-petrol model (almost 5 per cent). More than half of all the Creta units sold in India were diesel, and the rest were for the models with the naturally aspirated petrol motor. Perhaps this could be an indication of the changing attitude of customers towards petrol cars in general. While previously diesel-powered cars were much widely preferred, things are much different now. Petrol cars have gained more popularity in recent times, especially in the lower entry-level segments. As for the more expensive car segments, diesel powerplants are still in quite a demand.

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According to Hyundai, another factor that could be associated with the better sales of turbo-petrol models of the Venue could be the youth demographic. The Venue is targeted more towards youngsters, who usually seek better performance. The Creta, on the other hand, is targeted more towards people with families, who would prefer to have better fuel economy over outright performance. Also, the turbo-petrol model is available in a single trim in the Creta, whereas the Venue offers multiple trims for the same. The abundance of options might also be one of the reasons for the success of the turbo-petrol model.

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The turbocharged petrol motor of the Hyundai Venue is a 1.0-litre, inline-3 unit, producing 120 PS and 172 Nm. It comes paired to a 6-speed manual as standard, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is offered as an option. Other engine options include a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.2-litre petrol. The former is an inline-4, turbocharged mill, with 100 PS and 240 Nm, mated to a 6-speed manual. The latter engine is a naturally aspirated, inline-4 unit, which can generate 83 Ps and 113 Nm, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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