Hyundai might need been a bit late to the get together with its sub-four-metre SUV providing, but it surely appears to have arrived all weapons blazing. In the end, the Korean carmaker has unveiled the hotly anticipated Venue, which is able to hit showroom flooring on Could 21, 2019, priced between Rs Eight-12 lakh (estimated, ex-showroom).
As has change into its modus operandi, Hyundai has packed its newest providing to the gills with gear. So, how does the upcoming Venue stack up towards the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300 when it comes to options? Does it have the go to match the present? A comparability of the top-spec variations of every of those SUVs tells all.
With a cascading entrance grille and dual-headlamp setup, the brand new Venue follows Hyundai’s newest design language and in addition sports activities an upright SUV stance that has labored nicely for the Creta. Just like the remainder of the competitors, it comes with projector headlamps and LED DRLs, although the Ford goes one up by providing an HID headlight unit. Tail-lights get an LED therapy in all however the EcoSport and Brezza. The extremely wanted sunroof finds place solely within the three extra premium SUVs of the lot. Notably, the Venue wears a smaller set of wheels in comparison with the 17-inchers on the XUV300 and EcoSport.
|Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Exterior options|
|Projector headlamps||Sure (Halogen)||Sure (Halogen)||Sure (HID)||Sure (Halogen)||Sure (Halogen)|
Consolation and Comfort
Proper off the bat, Hyundai has tried to tip the scales in its favour on this phase by equipping the Venue with its Blue Link connectivity technology that offers 33 services including security, location, emergency alert and remote operations. So, whereas all contenders have keyless entry, push button begin and auto local weather management, homeowners of the Venue (with automated gearbox) will have the ability to management these features remotely from their smartphones. The XUV300 is the one one to have the added flexibility of a dual-zone air conditioner, whereas rear seat passengers within the Venue and Nexon will be pleased about the devoted AC vents within the blistering warmth.
Cruise management is a normal fitment throughout the vary, besides on the Nexon. Should you’re one who likes to tinker round with the driving settings whereas behind the wheel, then the Venue will depart you wanting for extra, in contrast to a few of its rivals. Gentle-hybrid expertise, with auto begin cease, is one other characteristic lacking on the latest entrant to the compact SUV phase.
|Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Consolation and comfort options|
|Keyless entry||Sure (Distant lock/unlock)||Sure||Sure||Sure||Sure|
|Push button begin||Sure (Distant engine begin/cease – DCT solely)||Sure||Sure||Sure||Sure|
|Auto local weather management||1-zone (Distant local weather management – DCT solely)||2-zone||1-zone||1-zone||1-zone|
|Rear AC vents||Sure||No||No||No||Sure|
|Heated wing mirrors||No||Sure||No||No||No|
|Cruise management||Sure||Sure||Sure||MT solely||No|
|Driving modes||No||Steering solely||No||No||Engine solely|
Issues are extra intently matched on this division, with options like Bluetooth, steering-mounted controls, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation and voice recognition being out there throughout the board. The Eight.Zero-inch shows operating on Hyundai’s Blue Hyperlink and Ford’s Sync3 methods are the most important within the class. The XUV300 and Vitara Brezza include decently sized 7.Zero-inch touchscreens too, whereas the 6.5-inch unit on the Nexon is a measurement too small on this comparability. The Hyundai Venue nonetheless manages to drag forward of the competitors by being the one one to supply a wi-fi telephone charger.
|Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Infotainment|
|Bluetooth audio streaming/phone||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure|
|Steering-mounted audio controls/telephone controls||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure|
|Android Auto/Apple CarPlay||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure||Sure/Sure|
|Satellite tv for pc navigation||Sure (On-board)||Sure (On-board)||Sure (Cellphone-based)||Sure (SD Card-based)||Sure (Cellphone-based)|
|Wi-fi telephone charging||Sure||No||No||No||No|
Owing to security rules, primary equipment like twin airbags, ABS, EBD and rear parking sensors are normal throughout the vary of SUVs. Nonetheless, the Mahindra uniquely comes with entrance parking sensors too. The costlier trio – the Venue, XUV300 and EcoSport – supply way more by the way in which of security of their top-spec trims, together with six airbags (seven in case of the XUV), brake help, ESC and hill begin help (additionally out there on the Nexon). Isofix youngster seat mounts and reversing digicam are frequent choices too.
Whereas the Hyundai Venue is but to be crash-tested, the competitors has been subjected to this scrutiny in some type. The Tata Nexon is the primary Indian automobile to have scored an ideal 5-star GNCAP score, whereas the Maruti Brezza follows go well with with a Four-star score in the identical check. The European-spec EcoSport and the SsangYong Tivoli (on which the XUV300 relies) have every fared nicely with 4 stars within the Euro NCAP checks.
|Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Security equipment|
|Brake Help (BA)||Sure||Sure||Sure||No||No|
|Digital Stability Management (ESC)||Sure||Sure||Sure||No||No|
|Isofix child-seat mounts||Sure||Sure||Sure||Sure||Sure|
|Parking sensors||Rear||Entrance & rear||Rear||Rear||Rear|
It’s evident that the Hyundai Venue is a formidable competitor in the case of gear ranges alone. However issue within the mechanicals and a excessive anticipated value, and answering if will probably be capable of dominate the sub-compact SUV phase turns into that rather more troublesome and is one thing solely time will inform.
|Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Costs (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Petrol||Rs Eight-11 lakh (est.)||Rs 7.90-11.44 lakh||Rs 7.82-11.37 lakh||–||Rs 6.36-9.89 lakh|
|Diesel||Rs 9-12 lakh (est.)||Rs Eight.49-11.99 lakh||Rs Eight.42-11.89 lakh||Rs 7.67-10.64 lakh||Rs 7.40-10.80 lakh|