Hyundai Venue is slotted below Hyundai Creta in the company’s lineup in India. It made debut a few hours ago and enters a highly competitive segment in the country. Apart from competing with a host of offerings in the sub compact SUV segment, the Venue will also compete against the Hyundai Creta. Let us compare these two SUVs to see how they stack up against each other in terms of price, features, dimensions and engine specs.
Features – The Hyundai Creta boasts of a more boxy design, as compared to the Venue. It has more sharper edges than the Venue, in the front and rear. From the side, both are quite alike. Creta sits on 17” diamond cut alloy wheels. Its interiors receive plush finishes with the top spec SX(O) trim getting ventilated seats in the front, an electric sunroof, multifunction steering wheel, analog and digital display with a instrument cluster and 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Quality upholstery and silver accents all around enhance its premium appeal.
Hyundai Venue is a scaled down Creta in many aspects. It sports a large front grille with chrome lined mesh, a large H logo in the center, split headlamp unit, bold LED DRLs, massive wheel arches and 16” wheels in dual tone. It looks more attractive than the Creta. Its interiors will sport 33 connected car technologies out of which 10 will be India specific called Hyundai BlueLink. Interiors of the Hyundai Venue will be as premium as see in the Creta with infotainment and telephone controls, a chunky steering wheel with multi function buttons, an 8” floating touchscreen infotainment system and a digital MID screen. The Venue also gets single zone automatic climate controls, 12V socket and two USB ports.
Dimensions – Major differences line in terms of dimensions. While the Hyundai Creta is a full sized SUV, the Venue falls into the sub 4 meter SUV segment. Hyundai Creta measures 4,270mm in length, 1,630mm in width and 1,780mm in height with a wheelbase measuring 2,590mm. The Venue on the other hand is smaller at 3,995mm length, width at 1,770mm and height at 1,590mm. Its wheelbase is lso shorter than that seen on the Creta at 2,500mm.
Engine – Hyundai Creta gets its power via 1 petrol engine and 2 diesel engine options while the Venue is bring presented with 2 petrol engines and a single diesel engine option. Hyundai Creta’s 1.6 liter petrol engine offers 121bhp power and 151 Nm torque. The 1.4 liter diesel engine is capable of 89 bhp power and 220 Nm torque while the 1.6 liter diesel engine offers 126 bhp power and 260 Nm torque. The petrol engine gets mated to a 6 speed manual transmission and a 6 speed torque converter while the 1.4 and 1.6 liter diesel engines get mated to a 5 speed manual and 6 speed manual respectively.
Hyundai Venue gets a 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder petrol engine offering 120 bhp power and 171 Nm torque and a 1.2 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 83 bhp power and 114 Nm torque. Its diesel engine offering is in the form of a 1.4 liter, 4 cylinder engine offering 90 bhp power and 291 Nm torque. The 1.0 liter petrol engine gets mated to a manual transmission while the 1.2 liter petrol is mated to a 5 speed manual. The diesel engine gets a 6 speed manual transmission.
Price– Hyundai Motors will have two SUVs in its portfolio at different price points. Hyundai Creta is priced from Rs.9.6 lakhs to Rs.15.65 lakhs. Hyundai Venue, which will officially launch on May 21, 2019 is expected in a price range from Rs 8-12 lakhs. Being the first internet car with a long list of connectivity and technology features, and at a lower price could see the Venue gain an advantage over the Creta. Hyundai Venue will will also have to contend with the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, recently launched Mahindra XUV300 and the segment leader Maruti Brezza.