Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
11 Nov 2020
The first connected SUV of the country - Hyundai Venue made its debut last year and till now it is a favourite compact SUV in the Indian market. Loads of features on board, amazing styling, peppy turbo petrol and a slick 7-speed DCT. This is not a review article but rather our new series of Pros and Cons. We take popular models of the list and today we will share with you the pros and cons of BS6 Hyundai Venue!
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Pros of Hyundai Venue
Feature-loaded to the brim
Yes, with the new entrant, Kia Sonet, the Venue might feel a little distanced but it surely ranks second in this department. An electric sunroof, larger 8.8-inch touchscreen with BlueLink technology, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice command and among others. The connected car technology lets you control as many as 33 features where everything can be controlled with your smartphone. It also gets air purifier, wireless phone charging, rear AC vents and automatic climate control.
There is not a single percent of doubt that the Venue design will not appeal to the buyers. Since its launch, it has sold over a thousand units and the split headlight design speaks for itself. This is a new age design which gives the Venue both funky and aggressive look if it is customised right.
Aftersales and Service Network
Being in the country for more than two decades, Hyundai has surely increased their aftersales and service network. You can literally drive in anywhere in the country and you will find yourself any nearby Hyundai showroom. Also, the aftermarket sales network which has surely proven how the South Korean carmaker has set its base in India.
Currently, Venue is offered in 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5L turbocharged diesel and a more powerful 1.0L turbo petrol engine. The latter is demanding in sales and generates as much as 120 PS at 6000 RPM and the maximum torque at 172 Nm at 3200 RPM.
Back when Kia Sonet wasn't launched, the Venue was the most affordable compact SUV. The current pricing of the Hyundai Venue starts from Rs 6.76 lakh and go up till Rs 11.66 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. It is fairly priced in the segment and offers more features than Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Ford Ecosport and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
Lack of rear space
Yes, even though the Venue is a compact SUV, it feels like a small hatchback at the rear. You just cannot seat 3 people comfortably at the rear for longer journeys. There is a lack of under-thigh support and legroom for rear passengers which makes it a complicated choice when compared with Tata Nexon or Maruti Brezza.
No automatic for diesel
Maruti has discontinued the diesel for the Brezza post BS6 norms but they also had a trouble-free AMT for diesel before. Tata Nexon also continues with the same and Kia Sonet gets a proper 6-speed auto for higher variants. Knowing that both Sonet and Venue share the same platform and powertrain, it is just sad to see that the latter does not come with any diesel automatic.
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