Hyundai adds new variants to the Venue compact-SUV in India called the S(O) and the SX(O) Executive. Prices for the new variants start at Rs 9.03 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi) and are available in a total of 4 trims.
Variants & Pricing S(O) Petrol iMT: Rs 9.03 lakh Petrol 7DCT: Rs. 9.94 lakh Diesel 6MT: Rs 9.44 lakh SX(O) Executive Diesel 6MT: Rs 10.96 lakh All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi)
The S(O) variant is available in the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine mated to either iMT semi-automatic or 7-Speed DCT automatic gearbox. Also, it is available with the 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The SX(O) Executive variant, on the other hand, is only offered in the 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine Max power: 118bhp Peak torque: 172Nm 1.5-litre diesel engine Max power: 100bhp Peak torque:
240Nm Regarding the changes made to both variants, both features steel wheels instead of alloy wheels offered on the top-spec variants. They also feature the brand Blue-Link connectivity for a seamless audio experience. Apart from this, no other changes have been made to the new variants than the S and SX(O) variants. The Hyudai Venue is currently placed in the most competitive four-wheeler segment in India.
The Venue rivals the likes of the Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Honda WR-V and the Toyota Urban Cruiser. Due to fierce competition between compact SUVs in India, brands are thinking of new ways to give an edge to their product over their rivals. As a result, Hyundai has tailored the variants of the Venue to meet the demands of the buyers in the segment, instead of a standard trim offering.