2019 Hyundai Venue SUV gets over 75,000 bookings in five months
Even in a depressed market, the 2019 Hyundai Venue has been a massive hit for Hyundai India. The sub-four-metre SUV has garnered over 75,000 bookings, with 42,681 units being sold between May-September 2019. This also makes it the highest-selling utility vehicle in the country in this period.
The Venue SUV gets two petrol and one diesel engine which will be mated to two manual and one dual-clutch automatic transmission in various permutations. One of the petrols, is the new Kappa T-GDI 1.0-litre turbo. This three-cylinder motor makes 120PS and 172Nm. This will be paired with two gearboxes, a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and a six-speed manual. The other petrol motor, for lower-spec cars, is the 1.2-litre petrol with 83PS and 116Nm, as seen on various Hyundai cars in India. The single diesel option is the 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor which puts out 90PS and 220Nm, paired with a six-speed manual. Dimensionally, the Hyundai venue is 3,995mm long, 1,770mm wide and 1,590mm tall. The wheelbase is 2,500mm. Top-spec cars get a 215/60 R16.
Prices start at Rs 6.50 lakh for the base petrol, the Hyundai Venue SUV is available in both petrol and diesel with a choice between manual and automatic transmissions. The diesel variants of the Venue are priced Rs 7.75 lakh onward. All prices, ex-Delhi.
The interiors of the Venue see a few bits previously unseen on Hyundais here. While the steering wheel and instrumentation seem like the regular Hyundai high-quality fare, unique is the new centre console arrangement. New here is the layout of the infotainment and the climate control knobs with integrated displays. The colour patterns and overall theme remind us of the Creta and other Hyundai products.
Speaking on the success of the Venue, SJ Ha, executive director of Hyundai Motor India said, "It is a moment for great pride for us as Venue had outperformed to become the No.1 utility vehicle in India. VENUE with its solid presence, refreshing driving experience and seamless connectivity has struck the right chord with Indian customers and transformed the compact SUV landscape in India. The enthralling response to the Venue with over 75,000 bookings and 42,681 happy customers within 5 months is a testimony of the customers' increasing preference towards the refreshed design and innovative features of India's first connected SUV."
Starts Rs 6.7 Lakhs