The sales of the compact SUV are currently split 73:27 in favour of petrol models.
The Venue, Hyundai’s first small SUV, has surpassed the 2,50,000-unit mark in India. The Venue was launched 31 months ago, on May 21, 2019, with prices starting at Rs 6.50 lakh and up to Rs 11.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
- Venue registered 50,000 sales in first six months
- Rivals the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300
- Venue available with two petrol and one diesel engine options
The Hyundai Venue’s promise was revealed in the first six months, when it sold 50,000 units, while demand slowed in subsequent months – 1,00,000 units in 15 months, 2,00,000 units in 25 months, and 2,50,000 units in 31 months. This may be due to the Venue’s position in the most competitive segment of the utility vehicle (UV) market, compact SUVs, where it competes against the Maruti Vitara Brezza (currently India’s second-best-selling UV), Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet, and more recent entrants like the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Tata Punch.
According to Autocar Professional’s figures, the Venue has sold 2,50,518 units since its inception, with 1,81,829 petrol and 68,689 diesel variants, for a ratio of 73:27, mainly in favour of petrol.
Hyundai Venue: more details
The Venue comes with three engine options: a 1.2-litre petrol engine with 83 horsepower, a 1.5-litre diesel engine with 100 horsepower, and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with 120 horsepower.
The basic design of the Venue resembles a scaled-down Creta, but the styling, particularly the split headlight configuration, is significantly more flamboyant. It has a well-designed cabin, with a particularly user-friendly dashboard that incorporates an 8-inch touchscreen high up. Hyundai has also included plenty of small-item storage in the Venue cabin, as well as a boot that can store two luggage. In terms of back seat room, the Venue falls short. Legroom is lacking, and the cabin appears to be smaller than it is due to the small rear windows.
Dual airbags, ABS, seat belt reminders, speed warning system, and rear parking sensors are standard on all Hyundai Venues. The lower-spec E and S trims, on the other hand, don’t get nearly as much.
Hyundai India: what’s coming?
Hyundai India recently announced the launch of six new battery electric vehicles in India by 2028. Although Hyundai has not stated which EV vehicles would be offered in India, we previously reported in September that the first will be the Ioniq 5, which will be available as a CBU by the middle of next year. This will be quickly followed by the facelifted Kona Electric, which will be built locally. Both of these cars will be followed in 2024 by a mass-market EV that could take the form of an SUV.