Analysis: Hyundai Venue – Still want that Creta?

On the finish of a sequence of teaser movies and a reasonably lengthy wait, the Hyundai Venue compact SUV lastly made its international debut yesterday. Whereas potential consumers know precisely the place the Venue matches into Hyundai’s scheme of issues, lots of people have been left questioning – does the Creta nonetheless have one thing distinctive to supply? And if the Venue can do all of it, does one actually need to stretch their funds for a Creta? It is a query that’ll be on the thoughts of each particular person who has both of the 2 SUVs on their purchasing listing, so we’ve tried to reply all of your questions and inform you what each SUVs have to supply.

Is the Hyundai Venue a substitute for the Creta?

In case you’re questioning the Venue isn’t supposed to be a substitute for the hot-selling Creta. What it’s, is Hyundai’s first-ever compact SUV, one that may enter what’s probably the most popular section within the Indian passenger car market at this time, and can go up in opposition to established rivals such because the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300. It’s now the smallest SUV in Hyundai’s international line-up.

How a lot of a measurement distinction is there between the Venue and Creta?

Being a sub-4m SUV, the Venue is decidedly extra compact than the Creta, which is a correct midsize SUV and sits a section above. Total size is the place the most important distinction lies between the 2 Hyundai SUVs. The Creta is a full 275mm longer than the Venue, which has been tailor-made to suit into the sub-4m bracket (and consequently take pleasure in tax sops prolonged to ‘small automobiles’). The Creta can also be a great 75mm taller general than the Venue, and whereas the Venue is almost as broad (1,770mm) because the Creta (1,780mm), the Creta has a 90mm longer wheelbase, which makes a transparent distinction by way of inside area. The Venue’s rear seat is considerably down  on area to the Creta’s, which has a great quantity of room. Hyundai hasn’t but revealed the precise capability of the Venue’s boot, and whereas it’s spacious and well-shaped for a compact SUV, it should most actually fall in need of matching the Creta’s 405-litre boot. In the end, for somebody who wants the additional area, the Creta will nonetheless be the SUV to select.

How do the Hyundai Venue’s engine and gearbox choices evaluate to the Creta’s?

With regards to petrol engines, the Hyundai Creta has just one possibility on provide – a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder unit that produces 123hp and 151Nm of torque. Gearbox choices for the Creta petrol embrace a 6-speed guide and a 6-speed torque convertor automated.

The Venue presents extra in the best way of alternative relating to petrol engines. On provide with the Venue are a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder unit – the identical as on the i20 – that makes 83hp and 115Nm of torque, and a brand-new, 1.Zero-litre, three-cylinder T-GDI turbo-petrol churning out 120hp and 172Nm. An fascinating level to notice is the Venue’s turbo-petrol engine makes extra torque than the Creta’s 1.6-litre unit, and being the smaller of the 2, the Venue is more likely to be a sprightly drive. Whereas the 1.2-litre petrol variant can solely be had with a 5-speed guide, consumers can choose both a 6-speed guide or a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox for the 1.Zero-litre turbo-petrol. Do bear in mind the Venue is the one compact SUV to presently get a dual-clutch gearbox, and the Creta doesn’t get a DCT.

What the Creta does get, is an even bigger diesel engine. Sure, it does have a smaller 1.Four-litre unit accessible too (making 90hp and 220Nm), however the one which sees most takers is the 1.6-litre diesel that makes 128hp and 260Nm of torque. Compared, the Venue diesel borrows the 1.Four-litre diesel from the Creta in the identical state of tune. The place the Creta pulls out a bonus is within the gearbox choices – whereas a 6-speed guide is normal for each SUVs, the Creta additionally has the choice of a torque convertor automated gearbox accessible with the 1.6-litre diesel engine. Sure, there isn’t a automated possibility provided with the Venue diesel – no less than at launch. By default, the Creta would be the choose of the 2 for these on the lookout for the comfort of a diesel-automatic. 

Does the Hyundai Venue have extra options than the Creta?

It could be incorrect to say the Venue will get extra options than the Creta, however it does pack in most of what its greater sibling does. The most important differentiator for the Hyundai Venue is its BlueLink infotainment system, which, with an embedded SIM card, presents 33 connectivity options, together with giving house owners the power to trace their car, remotely swap the engine and air-conditioning on or off and extra. The Creta doesn’t have this characteristic, and can solely get it when the new-generation mannequin arrives later in 2020. The Venue’s floating Eight-inch touchscreen unit can also be greater than the 7-inch display within the Creta.

Each SUVs get projector headlights with LED DRLs, alloy wheels (16-inch on the Venue, 17-inch on the Creta), an electrical sunroof, wi-fi smartphone charging, cruise management, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, an Arkamys audio system, rear AC vents and 6 airbags. The Creta, in top-spec kind, additionally packs in a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and ventilated entrance seats, that are feel-good options however add to the value and are, therefore, lacking from the Venue.

Characteristic-savvy consumers would possibly simply be drawn to a top-spec Venue relatively than a mid-spec Creta.

How a lot decrease will the Hyundai Venue’s value be than the Creta’s?

Whereas we’ll solely know for certain as soon as it’s launched on Might 21, it’s sure the Hyundai Venue’s value will undercut the Creta’s by a big margin. Benefiting from tax sops for small automobiles, we anticipate the Venue’s costs to vary from Rs Eight-12 lakh, which is way decrease than the Creta’s value vary of Rs 10-15.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). That mentioned, you will notice an overlap in costs. As an example, a top-spec Venue may value as a lot as a mid-spec Creta, and whereas it should possible have much more gear, it should nonetheless be a considerably smaller SUV – on each the inside and outside.

Suppose the Venue has the potential to snare consumers away from the Creta, or does Hyundai’s best-selling SUV nonetheless maintain a transparent benefit? Tell us within the feedback.

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