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Hyundai Venue Crosses 20,000 Bookings! Turbo Petrol in Demand


The Venue has crossed the milestone just a week after it was officially launched in the country on May 21

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  • Sub-compact SUV available in five variants with three engine and transmission variants.
  • Bookings split with a ratio of 65 percent for petrol option and 35 percent for diesel option.
  • Petrol bookings more towards 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol option with 15 percent for the 1.2-litre petrol option.
  • Venue competes with rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300.

Hyundai has revealed that its first-ever sub-four metre SUV, the Venue, has crossed 20,000 bookings in India, and that too just a week after its launch on May 21. Available in five variants: E, S, SX, SX(O) and SX+, with three engine options, the Venue is priced competitively between Rs 6.50 lakh and Rs 11.11 lakh (ex-showroom India).

As per Hyundai, the ratio of the bookings boil down to 65 per cent for the petrol variant and 35 per cent for the diesel variant. Within the petrol bookings, 15 per cent goes to the 1.2 litre petrol variant and the remaining majority goes to the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol variant, thus indicating the strong response for the all new engine.

This three-cylinder motor makes 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque mated with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission as options. Its 1.2 litre petrol counterpart makes 83PS and 115Nm and comes with a 5-speed manual as standard. Lastly, its 1.4-litre diesel option makes 90PS of power and 220Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual.

Key highlights from the Hyundai Venue include it being the first made-in-India connected SUV, being equipped with connected features via an e-SIM from Vodafone known as Hyundai Blue Link. Apart from this, it also gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features such as climate control, remote start, location tracking  along with safety features like six airbags, electronic stability control, hill assist and more are present on the Hyundai Venue.

The Venue has certainly started off well, with Hyundai’s order book swelling fast. However, so is the waiting period on the Venue, which has already crossed to more than two months in a lot of cities. With the Venue taking the fight to the segment leader Vitara Brezza, Maruti has also launched a new special edition of the SUV. And if you are still confused about which sub-four metre SUV you should pick, do check out our first drive review of the Hyundai Venue, which will be out soon.

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