Hyundai has silently launched the BS6-compliant Venue diesel with prices starting from Rs 8.10 lakh in India means the price will be lot more higher for Nepalese market upon its launch in Nepal. The Venue diesel now comes with a new BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine which replaces the older 1.4-litre CRDI unit.
The Venue’s new 1.5-litre diesel engine is essentially a detuned version of the Seltos and Creta’s diesel motor. The Venue’s motor develops 100PS of power and 240Nm of torque, 15PS and 10Nm less powerful than the Creta’s unit. However, it’s 10PS and 20Nm more powerful than the 1.4-litre CRDI diesel engine which developed 90PS and 220Nm. Just like before, the Venue 1.5-litre diesel engine is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission. There’s no automatic transmission on offer with the diesel engine, which puts it at a slight disadvantage.
The Hyundai Venue also comes with electric sunroof, cruise control, rear AC vents, cornering lamps and a cooled glovebox. The SUV also gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The cabin gets an all-black treatment, while the international spec could get a dual-tone finish, and there is brushed silver finish on the three-spoke steering wheel, gearshift knob, and the air-con vents. There are features like remote engine start/stop, remote climate control, voice recognition, vehicle relationship management among other tech.
In terms of safety, the Hyundai Venue gets six airbags, speed sensing door lock, ABS with ESC, VSP, Hill Assist Control, BAS, ISOFIX seats and more. The Hyundai Venue diesel rivals the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and the Honda WR-V.