Every car manufacturer has started transiting to BS6 emission norms and most of the compact SUVs are now BS6 compliant. Hyundai has also started transiting and it is now confirmed that the Venue will get a detuned iteration of the Kia Seltos’ 1.5-litre diesel engine. Other engines will remain the same with BS6 compliance.
The new 1.5-litre diesel engine will replace the old 1.4-litre diesel in the Venue. It is expected to producing mere 100 horses and around 230 Nm of torque. The 1.5 in the Seltos produces 115 ps and 250 Nm of torque. However, it will come only with a 6-speed manual whereas it’s upcoming Korean rival- Kia Sonet will come with a 6-speed auto too. Rumours are saying that 1.5-diesel will ditch the VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) and will comprise a normal turbo.
Moving to the other engines, the Venue will continue to get the 1.2-litre NA petrol and 1.0 litre T-GDI petrol engines with BS6 compliance. Power figures will remain more or less the same as they offer in BS4 state. However, prices will take a leap ahead especially for the diesel engine. The price increase will be compensated with the addition of AMS (Alternator Management System), USB charging port and TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring system).
Alternator Management System is a new addition which cuts out the charging of the battery once it gets fully charged. It improves the longevity of the battery. TPMS will be available in only the top two trims. Bookings for the Hyundai Venue BS6 are now open and you can get in touch with your nearest Hyundai dealer to book one.
Hyundai Venue is doing consistency well for Hyundai and new BS6 diesel engine will give it an advantage over the market king- the Vitara Brezza which is now only available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport have already received BS6 compliant engines.