Hyundai offers the new i20 and Venue with the 1.0L turbo-petrol motor and 7-speed DCT. But, which one's faster to the 100 kmph mark? Find out here.
The competition in the sub-4m compact-SUV space is the currently most heated one in the Indian market. Well, another segment that now packs in similar potential is the premium hatchback space. Talking of Hyundai, the brand competes in the sub-4m compact-SUV segment with the Venue and has recently launched the all-new i20 to take on the rivals in the premium hatchback space. Interestingly, both of these cars are offered with three engine options, and the 1.0L turbo-petrol motor is the most interesting of the lot. Fortunately, we had the cars with this small 3-pot turbocharged motor that came coupled to a 7-speed DCT on both Venue and i20. Thus, we thought of putting them against each other to find out, which one’s faster off the line to 100 kmph.
To ensure that results achieved were correct to last decimal places, a total of 3 attempts were made. In the first attempt, both Venue and new-gen i20 made a great start from the line. But it was the i20 that reached the 100 kmph mark in just 11.05 seconds, whereas the Venue took 13.25 seconds. For the next attempt, the cars were already warmed-up. Hence, the timings reduced to 10.80 seconds for the all-new i20 and 13.05 seconds for the Venue. In the third and final attempt, both drivers and cars tried their best. But this time around, the i20 took 11 seconds flat to show 100 kmph on the speedo, while the Venue took 12.93 seconds.
With these figures, it is clear that the all-new i20 is the faster car here. While the 1.0L turbo-petrol motor produces a peak power output of 120 PS and max torque of 172 Nm in both the cars, the new-gen i20 boats of better aerodynamics and lesser kerb weight. These aspects certainly help the new-gen i20 in coming up as a faster car over its sibling. Other engine options on the i20 and Venue include a 1.2L Kappa motor and a 1.5L oil burner. Transmission choices comprise of a 5-speed MT, 6-speed iMT, and 6-speed AT. The all-new i20, however, can be had with a CVT as well.