The Hyundai Venue BS6 diesel will come with the same engine as in the Kia Seltos, but in a lower state of tune.
The Hyundai Venue is one of the most demanded products from the South Korean brand and is a well-rounded package in the growing sub-four-metre compact-SUV segment, in the Indian automotive market. The vehicle is still in its BS4 format and now, we have received confirmation that the Hyundai Venue’s BS6 diesel avatar will borrow the engine from the Kia Seltos in a lower state of tune (mostly without a Variable Geometry Turbo or VGT).
Bookings for BS6 Hyundai Venue have now opened. The petrol Hyundai Venue retains the same petrol engines: 1.2-litre Kappa NA four-cylinder and 1.0-litre T-GDi turbo three-cylinder; but in BS6 avatars. The Indian automotive industry is busy updating products to BS6 specifications and the Hyundai Venue is relatively late to the party. Vehicles from all major categories are mandated to be BS6-compliant by 1 April 2020.
At present, the Hyundai Venue comes at a starting price of around Rs 6.55 lakh for the base petrol variant and Rs 7.80 lakh for the entry-level diesel model. The prices mentioned here are ex-showroom and are bound to see a hike in the case of the updated Hyundai Venue BS6 (especially for the diesel variant).
The Hyundai Venue BS6 diesel trims get a few additional features as well. While all four E, S, SX and SX(O) trims get AMS (Alternator Management System), the latter two gets TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and USB charging. This applies only to the DCT format of the SX trim. AMS is a new feature. It is a technology that will cut-off charging of battery, once it is fully charged. This will increase battery life.
Coming to the updated specifications, the petrol engines are expected to produce similar output figures as their BS4 counterparts while the new 1.5-litre diesel makes close to 100bhp and 230Nm of torque (it churns out 113bhp and 250Nm in the Kia Seltos). The diesel-powered Venue will come only with a 6-speed manual transmission.
In the current BS4 format, the 1.2-litre NA petrol motor is good for 83bhp and 115Nm. The top-of-the-line 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit generates 120bhp and 170Nm of torque. While the lesser petrol motor comes mated only to a 5-speed manual, the turbocharged unit can be opted with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT.
As mentioned before, the Hyundai Venue is one of the best products in the segment and many are waiting to get it in the updated BS6 format. It mainly rivals the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and of course, the segment-leading Maruti Suzuki Brezza.