Hyundai Venue debuted in India on 17 April and simultaneously made its global premiere at the 2019 New York Motor Show. Scheduled for launch on 21 May, the Venue will face stiff competition from the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The Vitara Brezza is the leader in the crowded compact SUV segment, and the Venue has its work cut out already. Here's a quick spec-level comparison between the Venue and Vitara Brezza.
Both SUVs fall under four meters with an equal length of 3995mm and wheelbase of 2500mm. However, the Venue is narrow and shorter when compared to Vitara Brezza by 20mm and 50mm respectively. While the former is 1770mm in width and 1590mm in height, the latter measures 1790mm wide and 1640mm high. Being the latest entrant into the compact SUV segment, the Venue is the better-designed car here. It is also feature-rich and offers better interior quality. That said, Maruti Suzuki is readying a facelift for the Vitara Brezza that will be launched in the coming months.
Mechanically, the Hyundai Venue comes equipped with three powertrains - two petrol motors and a diesel engine. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, on the other hand, is offered only with a diesel motor. The Venue uses a 1.0-litre three-cylinder T-GDi petrol motor that makes 118bhp and 172Nm and comes paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT. The other gasoline motor is a 1.2-litre unit producing 82bhp and 115Nm, paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The diesel variant gets a 1.4-litre CRDi four-cylinder unit that puts out 89bhp and 220Nm. It is available with a single 6-speed manual gearbox.