Recently, the all-new Hyundai Venue was spotted standing shoulder to shoulder with the hot-selling Maruti Vitara Brezza. The new set of pics give a full picture of how these two SUVs look next to each other.
It has been some days since the much-awaited Hyundai Venue hit the Indian market at a price starting at Rs 6.50 Lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Since its launch, Hyundai’s first connected subcompact SUV has been witnessing a huge public interest across its dealerships in the country. The first deliveries have already commenced to its dealer’s stockyards for quite some time now and the sub-four-metre SUV really sets fair to take the market by storm from the word go.
However, despite being quite premium and feature-rich, the Hyundai Venue has been a topic of great discussions for its "compact" sizes during over the last several days. Actually, it does become a big letdown for so many who enthuses big badass and spacious SUV of sorts. Recently, the all-new Venue has been spotted standing next to its biggest market rival Maruti Vitara Brezza on the street that gives us a brief indication of the Venue’s dimensions in comparison with that of the Brezza in the full flesh.
The images here show both the SUVs side-by-side on a corner of the streets and as they suggest, the Hyundai Venue looks pretty enough to fare against the Vitara Brezza in terms of style and design. The Hyundai’s compact SUV does not look much smaller than its rival at the front that comes courtesy of the large and prominent upper grille with premium chrome inserts. In fact, the front grille design of the new Korea SUV gives it a butch look up front that is largely inspired by that of the Hyundai Creta elder sibling.
The “compact” appearance of the Venue seems to be more obvious from the side and rear angles. When seeing solely at the rear end, the Maruti Vitara Brezza looks larger and more SUV-like than the all-new Venue, especially from the straight-on view. The Hyundai Venue, on the other hand, looks like having a hatchback-inspired tallboy silhouette with smaller sheer sizes.
Considering the length and wheelbase, although the Venue shares the same figures of 3,995 mm and 2,500 mm with those of Maruti Vitara Brezza, respectively, it is totally inferior to the Brezza for the other dimensions. Hyundai SUV measures 1,770 mm wide which is 20 mm narrower than the Brezza’s 1,790 mm width. The use of imposing grille and big headlamps setup has managed to conceal the Venue’s inferiority, but it could be realized hands down when looking at these SUVs from the rear angle.
Aside from that, the shorter height of the Venue which sits at 1,605 mm does make it massively smaller than the Vitara Brezza whose height stands at 1,640 mm. Frankly, the South Korean carmaker very excels in masking this by the infusion of tall roof rails which gives the car a bolder stance at the front or over the sides. However, the roof rails fail to do much at the rear fascia where the Venue’s shorter height could be easily noticed.
Since the Venue has been launched with quite a competitive price range, it has attracted a range of customers who won’t mind bringing a small car to their garages. On the mechanical front, the Hyundai Venue is more enticing with three engines while the Brezza is available with a mere diesel motor unit. Variant to variant, the diesel-powered Brezza gets a price starting from Rs 7.68 Lakh (ex-showroom) while the equivalent variant of Venue is priced a bit higher at Rs 7.75 Lakh (ex-showroom). The petrol configurations of the Venue are being sold at a very lucrative starting price point of Rs 6.5 Lakh and Hyundai even offers a twin-clutch automatic gearbox for the turbocharged petrol variant. Whereas the current-gen Maruti Vitara Brezza misses out on the petrol engine option. However, it’s worth noting that Maruti Suzuki is also working on a petrol mild-hybrid option for the Brezza that is expected to arrive in the market in the coming months.