JAMMU, May 21: Hyundai forayed into high selling compact SUV segment in India with the launch of new model ‘Venue’ at various countries and cities of India.
Speaking at the launch of Hyundai Venue, SS Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “We are extremely delighted with the Launch of Hyundai Venue in India. Venue will be India’s First fully Connected SUV equipped with our global Blue Link Connected Technology. The Indian market is at the center of Hyundai’s global growth plan, and the launch of Venue will strengthen our commitment to the Indian Market and fulfill our promise of creating a happy life for our customers.”
The new car was also launched at Pace Hyundai, Gandhi Nagar and the new car was unveiled by the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Jammu Ramesh Kumar. CEO Pace Hyundai Sahil Mahajan, Vicky Mahajan along with staff of the Pace Auto Aids were also present on the occasion.
The car is priced in the range of Rs. 6.5 to Rs 11.1 lakh for petrol and Rs 7.75 to Rs 10.84 for diesel. It comes with three engine options 1 litre turbo and 1.2 litre petrol powertrains besides 1.4 litre diesel engine.
The model would compete with Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Motors Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300.
Hyundai Venue comes with various India-specific connected features including a panic button for distressed situations. The model comes with various features including an electric sunroof, wireless phone charging, air purifier, cruise control, six airbags, speed sensing auto-door lock, vehicle stability management, among others.
As per the company, 1-litre petrol variant with manual transmission will deliver a fuel efficiency of 18.27 km/litre. The automatic trim with seven speed transmission would deliver a fuel efficiency of 18.15 km/litre.
The 1.2-litre petrol variant comes with fuel efficiency figure of 17.52 km/litre while the 1.4-litre diesel trim would deliver a fuel efficiency of 23.7 km/litre, Hyundai claimed.