The recently launched Hyundai Venue has certainly captured the attention of buyers in the country. Not only it poses a threat to rivals like Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, but also to the company’s own car, the Creta. For June 2019, which is only the second month of the car in India, Venue missed the title of becoming India’s best selling SUV by just 180 units.
Hyundai Venue June 2019 sales stood at 8,763 units. In comparison, Maruti Brezza registered sales of 8,871 units while Hyundai Creta registered sales of 8,334 units. This record-breaking sales performance have given Hyundai Venue a spot in the top 10 selling cars list for June 2019.
Such is the demand for the Hyundai Venue that waiting periods have been extended to 6-8 weeks depending on variants. Hyundai Venue is priced between Rs.6.6-11.11 lakhs. It gets several features that attract buyers to its fold. Below is the sales performance of popular SUVs in India for the month of June 2019.
What is making the Venue so popular? For starters, it comes in with Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car technology with eSIM connectivity. This allows users to have access to over 33 connected features. Of these, 10 are India specific and will not be offered on the global model. These include remote start, climate control SOS alert, geofencing and an Indian accented English voice assisted system. The eSIM from Vodafone-Idea and Hyundai offers free data to owners during the warranty period while after this period, the SIM can be recharged via regular data packs.
Hyundai Venue also comes in with premium design features such as a signature cascading front grille, projector headlamps, projector fog lamps, LED DRLs, and LED tail lamps. It sits on 17” dual tone alloy wheels and gets abundance of safety features among which are 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, reverse camera, hill start assist, 24×7 call center support, etc.
Hyundai Venue gets powered via 3 engine options. The 1.0 liter Kappa Turbo GDI petrol engine offers 120 PS power and 172 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox or a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. The 1.2 liter Kappa Dual VTVT engine offers 83 PS power and 115 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. It also gets a diesel engine option. This 1.4 liter U2 CRDi engine is capable of 90 PS and 220 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.
It is also in terms of pricing that the Hyundai Venue scores point above its competitors. It is priced lower than the Maruti Brezza, Mahindra XUV300 and the Ford EcoSport. Despite this lower pricing, it still abounds in features thereby making the Hyundai Venue a value for money product.