The Hyundai Venue BS6 comes with three engine choices: 1.2-litre NA petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.0-litre turbo petrol
With BS6 emission norms kicking in soon, Hyundai India is almost ready with a complete BS6-compliant portfolio. When it comes to the Hyundai Venue, one of the best-selling products from the South Korean brand, BS6-updation took place rather silently.
In fact, the Hyundai Venue BS6 reached dealerships in mid-February and deliveries were started within a short span from then. Prices for the BS6 Hyundai Venue start at Rs 6.70 lakh ex-showroom and we have already shared the full variant-list and price hike over BS4 models.
Despite reaching showrooms and even the customers’ residence, Hyundai India did not take the liberty to share the updated facts and figures. Now, we have received the homologation details of two engines: 1.0-litre turbo GDi petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The base variants of the Hyundai Venue BS6 come with a 1.2-litre NA petrol engine.
As per the data submitted to ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), the 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine makes 98.56bhp (torque should be around 220Nm) while mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This is a detuned version of the diesel mill in the Kia Seltos which makes 113.4bhp and 250Nm of torque. The older BS4 Venue diesel (along with other mid-level Hyundai products) employed a 1.4-litre mill good for almost 89bhp and 220Nm.
On the other hand, the 1.0-litre turbo GDi three-cylinder petrol engine, in its BS6 format, churns out 118.4bhp. Similar to the case above, the torque output remains unknown. In the outgoing BS4 format, the Hyundai Venue turbo petrol made roughly the same amount of power alongside 172Nm of torque. The BS6 turbo petrol engine is available mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT automatic transmission.
The Hyundai Venue BS6 comes in four trims: E, S, SX and SX (O). The turbo petrol DCT variants get an additional SX+ trim. The compact-SUV is available in a range of colours including dual-tone shades. The price hikes associated with BS6 models are a bit on the higher side. For the petrol variants, the BS6 prices have gone up in the range of Rs 19,000-23,000 while this soars further to Rs 33,000-46,000 for the diesel variants.
The Hyundai Venue is arguably the best subcompact-SUV on the Indian market, if not for the Mahindra XUV300 or Tata Nexon. With the segment-leading Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ditching its diesel line-up, the Hyundai Venue has the potential to lead the sales chart.