Hyundai’s subcompact SUV, the Venue has received more love from the carmaker in the form of ADAS being added to it, making it the first in the segment to feature it. The advanced driver assist systems added to the Venue comprises Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (for Car, pedestrians and bicycles), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Following Assist (LFA), High Beam Assist (HBA) and Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA).
The more exciting bit of news for us enthusiasts, however, is the fact that the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol is now offered with a six-speed manual for the first time. The best bit? Well, Hyundai is not limiting it to the Venue N Line, instead, even the customers of the regular Venue who are opting for the turbo-petrol engine can select the manual transmission if they so desire.
There’s a small price revision for some of the models as well, with the Venue SX(O) trim level in either the 1.0 DCT or the 1.5 Diesel MT spec both costing Rs 20,000 more than before, while the Venue N Line N6 DCT and N8 DCT both becoming dearer by Rs 13,000 and Rs 9,000 respectively. The full price list is below:
|Model||Fuel/Engine Option||Variant||Ex Showroom Price|
|Venue||1.0-litre turbo-petrol||S(O) MT||Rs 10.33 lakh|
|SX(O) MT||Rs 12.44 lakh|
|SX(O) DCT||Rs 13.23 lakh|
|1.5-litre turbo-diesel||SX(O) MT||Rs 13.19 lakh|
|VenueN Line||1.0-litre turbo-petrol||N6 MT||Rs 12.00 lakh|
|N8 MT||Rs 12.96 lakh|
|N6 DCT||Rs 12.79 lakh|
|N8 DCT||Rs 13.75 lakh|
Apart from the S(O) trim, all other trims are available in a dual-tone colour option which adds Rs 15,000 to the ex-showroom price.
We can’t wait to drive the Venue 1.0-litre turbo-petrol with the new six-speed manual box, so watch this space. Meanwhile, these updates should give the Hyundai Venue some extra ammo against the competition which include the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza.