Hyundai Venue has been creating a buzz since before its launch on 21 May. Supporting its success story statistically, Hyundai has sold 8,763 units of the Venue in June 2019, which is just marginally lower than 8,871 units of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza sold last month. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza continues to be the top-selling compact SUV in India, but at the same time, the sales for the Vitara Brezza have dropped by 17 per cent Year-on-Year and has witnessed a growth of one per cent on Month-on-Month basis.
The feature loaded compact SUV from Hyundai, the Venue was launched in India at a starting price of Rs 6.50 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). The vehicle is available in five trims – E, S, SX, SX(O) and SX+ across 13 variants. It is further available in two petrol and one diesel engine options. The company introduced the compact SUV as India’s first ‘Smart Connected SUV’ with global Hyundai BlueLink Connectivity technology. The Hyundai BlueLink technology boasts of 33 new connected car features, of which, 10 is specific for India. The company has divided 33 services across seven categories – Safety, Security, Remote, VRM (vehicle relation management), LBS (location-based services), Alerts Services and Voice Recognition Services.
The Venue does not get a diesel automatic for now, thereby providing a slight advantage to its competitors like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon, who provide optional AMT in diesel guise.