Hyundai unveiled its first sub-4-metre compact SUV, the Venue for the Indian market. The new Hyundai Venue compact SUV will make its launch on May 21 in India and will come as a fully-loaded model from the house of the Korean car manufacturer, but this is not the only product that horns with other car maker’s product, it will also stand against its very own sibling- Hyundai Creta, which is also a segment leader in the compact SUV category, since its inception in 2015. That said, both Hyundai Venue and Creta don’t fall under the same segment, but the truth is that the prices are likely to overlap for some variants. So let’s find out how the upcoming Hyundai Venue stands against the Creta, on papers, where these two models are feature loaded and more interestingly, built by the same brand.
Talking about the dimension, surely the Hyundai Venue is compact-sized compared to the Creta and the former is a sub-4-metre category offering and the latter is 275 mm longer. If we talk about the width of the model, the Creta is 10 mm wider with a width of 1780 mm, which is marginal. The Venue compact SUV stands 1590 mm tall, though the Creta sits higher by 75 mm. Even after being compact in size in its category, the Hyundai Venue is not the smallest one in its segment, it is slightly bigger than the Ford EcoSport and is also well slotted between its other segment competitors like the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Just like the Creta, the Hyundai Venue specification includes three engine options, but the latter gets two petrol engine and one diesel engine options; however, the Creta is offered with only one petrol and two diesel engine options. The Hyundai Venue petrol will come packed with a naturally aspirated 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine 82 bhp with 115 Nm of torque paired with a 5-speed manual and a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder unit, which is more powerful and makes 118 bhp with 172 nm of torque will come coupled to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or with a new in-house 7-speed dual clutch transmission (that will also make its debut with the Venue). Now, if we compare Venue’s 1.2-litre engine, it makes small power figures compared to the Creta’s 1.6-litre petrol that cranks out 120 bhp with 151 Nm. More interestingly Venue’s 1.0-litre turbocharged engine makes more torque than the Creta’s petrol engine by 21 Nm. However, the Creta’s 1.6-litre petrol engine is offered with either a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic.
Coming to the diesel package, the Hyundai Venue will get a 1.4-litre four-cylinder that develops 89 bhp of power and 220 Nm of top torque, and it is the same engine that also serves on the Creta. This engine is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. The Hyundai Creta also gets a bigger and more powerful engine which is a 1.6-litre unit that develops 126 bhp with 260 Nm of top torque, which is not only refined but also efficient in its segment. This engine is offered with both 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
6-speed manual & 7-speed DCT
6-speed manual & 6-speed automatic
6-speed manual & 6-speed automatic
Cabin and Features
Hyundai Venue interior will come with a slew of standout features that its bigger sibling misses out, like 8-inch touchscreen infotainment HD display system, wheel air curtains, projector fog lamps and eco-coating. It also gets a Hyundai’s Blue-link that comes with 33 connected features including 10 features specifically for India, where the user can interact with the vehicle and keep tabs on driving behaviour, roadside assistance, SOS/Emergency Assistance, Panic Notification, Stolen Vehicle Tracking and notification, etc., to name a few and also it gets Telematics that further enables features like remote engine start, AC on/off, window and sunroof operation).
That said, both come equipped with six airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability management, traction control, hill assist control and brake assist system, automatic climate control, reverse parking camera with sensors, digital speedometer and analog tachometer with a multi-info display. On the other hand, the Creta comes with follow me home headlamps and electrically adjustable driver seat that the Venue misses out on its feature list.
Hyundai Venue prices in India are likely to start from Rs 7.20 lakh and this range will stretch out Rs 12 lakh, whereas the Hyundai Creta prices start from Rs 9.99 lakh, be it the base petrol with a 1.6-litre engine or the smaller 1.4-litre diesel engine and the price goes up to Rs 15.65 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). That said, Hyundai venue will be feature loaded and with a more torquey petrol engine. Moreover, the Venue comes with the same diesel unit and will be pricier than, if you choose the same engine on Creta.