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Hyundai Venue gross sales cross three lakh items in India; petrol variants standard | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

It took the Hyundai Venue three years to realize this milestone; facelift due subsequent month.

Hyundai’s first compact SUV in India – the Venue – has crossed the three lakh-unit gross sales milestone in our market. This feat comes three years after the compact SUV’s India launch in Could 2019. Positioned underneath the favored Creta SUV in Hyundai’s line-up right here, the Venue was additionally the primary automotive in India to supply related automotive expertise.

  • Hyundai Venue petrol extra standard than diesel
  • Was the third bestselling compact SUV in FY2022
  • Facelift to launch in mid-June

The Venue was launched within the Indian market on Could 21, 2019, with an introductory worth of Rs 6.5 lakh going as much as Rs 11.11 lakh. Inside six months of the compact SUV’s launch, Hyundai crossed the gross sales milestone of 50,000 items. Within the first 12 months of its launch, the carmaker bought over 97,000 items of the compact SUV. In December 2021, inside 30 months of its launch, the Venue crossed the two,50,000-unit gross sales milestone.

Hyundai bought over 2,50,000 SUVs in 2021 and the Venue accounted for over 42 p.c of this tally, with a complete of 1,08,000 items bought. In FY2022, the carmaker bought 1,05,091 items of the Venue, making it the third bestselling compact SUV after the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. It accounted for a market share of 16.9 p.c in its section.

Hyundai Venue petrol, Bluelink expertise in demand

As per our sister publication Autocar Skilled’s statistics, out of the 1,05,091 items of the Venue bought in FY2022, round 80,000 have been petrol. This reveals an enormous demand for the petrol-powered variations of the compact SUV. Presently, Hyundai sells the Venue with two petrol and one diesel engine choice. These embody an 83hp, 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol motor; a 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine; and a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Coming to gearbox choices, the Venue is obtainable with a 5-speed guide, 6-speed guide, 6-speed Clever Handbook Transmission (iMT), and a 7-speed DCT, relying on the engine.

Hyundai had positioned the Venue as India’s first automotive with related automotive expertise, that includes Superior Bluelink expertise with 33 related automotive options. As per Autocar Professional, 18 p.c of all Venue patrons have opted for this expertise up to now, making it a success among the many prospects.

Hyundai Venue rivals and upcoming facelift

After three years of its launch, Hyundai is readying a mid-cycle facelift of the Venue for launch in mid-June. The facelifted mannequin was lately caught testing, and can characteristic refreshed exterior design impressed by greater Hyundai SUVs just like the new Tucson and the lately up to date Palisade that’s bought abroad. It’s doubtless that Hyundai will add extra options like a full-digital instrument cluster on the within.

The facelifted Venue may even get a sportier N Line variant, which was even noticed testing earlier in India.

Presently, the Venue takes on the hotly contested compact SUV section that features gamers just like the Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, amongst others. The facelifted Venue may even proceed to rival these fashions, in addition to the all-new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza that can launch across the similar time.

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