In advance of the implication of RDE norms, which will be productive from April 1, 2023, Hyundai has launched some new updates to its compact SUV, especially its diesel-run variants. The new Hyundai Venue will now be accessible with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) for its 1.5-litre diesel engine. With this, the Hyundai Venue diesel now promises 116 PS of energy and 250 Nm of torque, identical to other extra premium offerings like Verna and Creta.
Previously, the Hyundai Venue diesel was run by the exact engine but with a set geometry turbocharger (FGT), ensuing in a lower condition of tune – 100 PS of electrical power and 240 Nm of torque. This similar powertrain was also available in the diesel-driven variants of the i20 hatchback. Even so, because of to the stricter emission norms planned for Stage-II BS6, this version of the diesel motor has been discontinued.
When the diesel variants of the i20 have been discontinued entirely, Hyundai made the decision to upgrade the diesel Venue with the very same motor, but in a far more powerful condition of tune with the VGT. For now, the Hyundai Venue diesel will only be accessible in a few variants – S+, SX and SX(O), with the selling prices of diesel Venue commencing at Rs 10.40 lakh. Having said that, the diesel variants are only obtainable with a 6-velocity manual, with Hyundai possessing no options to introduce a diesel-automatic variation of the compact SUV.
Along with updating the diesel-driven variants of the Location, Hyundai has also launched a few new alterations, which are typical to each petrol and diesel versions of the SUV. The Location now arrives with an integrated starter generator (ISG) with a get started-cease purpose.
In addition, the devices checklist has been reshuffled throughout the variant lineup of the Venue. The 16-inch machined alloy wheels are now obtainable only in the selection-topping SX(O) variant, though aspect airbags are not provided from S(O) variant onwards. For the petrol edition, the curtain airbags are supplied only in the SX(O) variant, whilst they are made available in each SX and SX(O) variants of the diesel version. Also, the rear seat recliner and rear seat armrest are now deleted from the diesel versions, although they will continue on to be supplied in some variants of the petrol model.
Hyundai has also upped the selling prices of petrol variants of the Location, with the selling price hikes ranging concerning Rs 6,000 to Rs 25,000 across all the petrol variants. The Location will carry on to contend with other compact SUVs like Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.