Hyundai has formally revealed a lot of the necessary particulars relating to its new compact SUV, the Venue, barring its variant break-up and value. Primarily based on the data revealed and estimated costs for the Hyundai Venue, it’ll go head-on towards the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. We‘ve introduced all 5 compact SUVs collectively, albeit on paper, to seek out out if the Venue makes a compelling case for itself.
Contemplating all of the fashions listed below are sub-four-metre SUVs, there’s isn’t a lot distinction of their lengths. When it comes to general dimension, the Venue is on the smaller aspect – the EcoSport is the one one which’s barely narrower, the Nexon’s wheelbase is 2mm much less and the Hyundai can be the shortest mannequin of the lot by a 17mm margin. The XUV300 stays the segment-leader on this division.
|Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Dimensions|
Engines and gearboxes
Just like the Ford EcoSport, the Hyundai Venue comes with three – two petrol and one diesel – engine choices, whereas the Vitara Brezza has a single diesel motor, for now. When it comes to petrol engine outputs, the Venue’s smaller 83hp motor is has the bottom figures right here, though its 1.Zero-litre turbo-petrol mill has the second-highest outputs – the motor’s 120hp determine falls 5hp in need of the EcoSport’s whereas the Venue turbo-petrol’s 172Nm torque stat is about 28Nm lower than the XUV300’s. The Tata Nexon petrol maintains the center floor with wholesome quantities of energy and torque. As we had reported lately, Maruti Suzuki is working on bringing a Vitara Brezza with the Ciaz’s 105hp/138Nm, 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine, which ought to present the Maruti with extra oomph. Nonetheless, even with the brand new engine, the Brezza will likely be removed from best-in-class.
|Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Petrol engines|
|Sort||Four-cyl/Three-cyl turbo||Three-cyl turbo||Four-cyl/Three-cyl turbo||–||Three-cyl turbo|
|Computerized gearbox||7-speed dual-clutch||–||6-speed torque convertor||–||6-speed AMT|
In comparison with its competitors, the Hyundai Venue diesel engine’s energy output is the same as the smaller (and shortly to be phased out) 1.Three-litre engine that's within the Maruti Suzuki, although the Hyundai’s torque output – whereas not class-leading by any margin – is healthier than the Ford’s and Maruti’s. The XUV300 has probably the most highly effective diesel engine, and is adopted by the Tata Nexon. A degree to notice: The Brezza will likely be upgraded with Maruti's new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine within the coming months, which can see outputs enhance to 95hp and 225Nm of torque.
|Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Diesel engines|
|Sort||Four-cyl turbo||Four-cyl turbo||Four-cyl turbo||Four-cyl turbo||Four-cyl turbo|
|Computerized gearbox||–||–||–||5-speed AMT||6-speed AMT|
Transferring to gearbox choices, a USP of the Venue is that it will get a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized, however solely with the 1.Zero-litre petrol engine. The Hyundai and Ford 1.Zero-litre engines additionally get a 6-speed handbook. The EcoSport 1.5 petrol and Tata Nexon petrol have 6-speed torque convertor and AMT gearboxes, respectively. For now, the Maruti Brezza and Tata Nexon diesels have the benefit right here as each have an AMT possibility, although Mahindra will introduce a diesel-AMT mixture on the XUV300 at a later date.
There isn’t a doubt that Hyundai will place the Venue towards the costlier Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport quite than the extra inexpensive Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. Primarily based on its estimated ex-showroom value and engine-gearbox choices, the Hyundai Venue ought to make for a viable various to the Mahindra and Ford compact SUVs. Nonetheless, Hyundai Venue costs (which will be revealed on May 21) and a full street take a look at, together with a correct comparability, will likely be essential to see if the Korean model can overtake our pick of the current crop of compact SUVs – the Mahindra XUV300.
|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|
(*Costs for the Mahindra XUV300 are ex-showroom pan-India)