Both Hyundai i20 and Venue are best sellers in their segments. But with the new i20's price hike, it may steal sales from its sibling. We compare the two cars' specs against each other.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd launched the third-generation i20 in the ever competitive hatchback market last Diwali, and the new model has garnered a positive response from the Indian car buyers. Its multiple powertrain options, first-in-class features and spacious interiors make it quite possibly the best premium hatchback you can buy today. But all these features come at a significant price increase compared to the previous model. The prices actually see it competing against the rapidly growing compact SUV segment. Hyundai has a good offering in that segment already with the Venue. Though the new i20 and Venue may look completely different, there’s a lot of things that are common with them. Today, we have a comparison between the two.
On features and safety, the all-new Hyundai i20 comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a digital TFT instrument cluster, an electric sunroof, wireless charging, a 7-speaker premium sound system from Bose, BlueLink connected car tech, LED headlamps and tail lamps, puddle lamps, ambient lighting, cruise control, etc. Some of these features were only seen in much more expensive vehicles not very long ago. The Hyundai Venue is no slouch in the features list as well, being offered with features like a wireless charger, day/night IRVM with telematics integration, automatic climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and Arkamys sound system, Hyundai’s BlueLink connected-car tech, smart key with push-button start, power-folding ORVMs, cruise control and an electric sunroof as well. Both vehicles come with fully-loaded safety features like ESC and Hill Assist, ABS with EBD, six airbags, a rear-view monitor for the driver. The Venue also gets VSC while the only the higher trim i20 models get a tyre pressure monitoring system.
When comparing size, both the Hyundai i20 third-gen and the Venue has the exact same length at 3995 mm. The premium hatch is a tiny bit wider by 5 mm at 1775mm and has a longer wheelbase of 2580 mm compared to 2500 mm. But the Venue being a compact SUV is taller by 100 mm at 1605 mm.
Hyundai offers the same 1 diesel and 2 petrol engine options for both the new i20 and the Venue. The 1.2-litre petrol makes similar power and torque figures of 83 PS/115 Nm when paired to the 5-speed manual, but makes 88 PS/115 Nm when mated to the i20’s optional IVT. The 1-litre turbo-petrol makes the same max figures of 120 PS/172 Nm for power and torque in both vehicles. A 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT are available for both, but the Venue also gets a 6-speed manual. It’s the same story for the 1.5-litre diesel which churns out 100 PS/245 Nm of max power and torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual.
Prices for the new Hyundai i20 range between Rs 6.80 lakh – Rs 11.18 lakh while the Venue is priced between Rs 6.75 lakh – Rs 11.65 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, respectively.