Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel Launched In India At Rs 8.09 Lakh: Borrows Powertrain From Kia Seltos

Hyundai India has launched the BS6-compliant version of the Venue diesel SUV in the market. The new Hyundai Venue BS6 diesel is offered with a starting price of Rs 8.09 lakh for the base 'E' spec. The top SX (O) trim of the Hyundai Venue is priced at Rs 11.39 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel Launched At Rs 8.09 Lakh: Specs, Features, & Other Updates

This is a price hike ranging between Rs 20,000 to Rs 55,000, depending on the variant. The top-spec SX (O) trim of the Hyundai Venue diesel now also comes with a dual-tone paint scheme. This dual-tone variant of the Hyundai Venue is priced slightly higher at Rs 11,49 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi).

Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel Launched At Rs 8.09 Lakh: Specs, Features, & Other Updates

The new Hyundai Venue BS6 model now comes with a 1.5-litre diesel unit. This engine has been borrowed from the Kia Seltos and replaces the older 1.4-litre engine previously on offer. However, the 1.5-litre diesel engine has been de-tuned to produce slightly lower power and torque figures on the Venue compact-SUV.

Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel Launched At Rs 8.09 Lakh: Specs, Features, & Other Updates

The Hyundai Venue also comes with a choice of two petrol engines. These engines are yet to receive a BS6 update, although reports suggest that prices for the same have been revealed. The BS6-compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine on the Hyundai Venue now comes priced at Rs 6.70 lakh; Rs 19,000 higher than its BS4 version.

Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel Launched At Rs 8.09 Lakh: Specs, Features, & Other Updates

The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol powered variants, on the other hand, receives a price hike of Rs 24,000, with a starting price of Rs 8.46 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi). Hyundai is yet to make an official statement regarding the BS6 updates on the Hyundai Venue.

Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel Launched At Rs 8.09 Lakh: Specs, Features, & Other Updates

Coming back to the BS6-compliant diesel engine on the Hyundai Venue. The company is yet to announce the exact power figures from the 1.5-litre unit. However, we do expect it to be in the range of 110bhp.

Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel Launched At Rs 8.09 Lakh: Specs, Features, & Other Updates

The same engine on the Kia Seltos, produces 115bhp and 250Nm of peak torque and is mated to either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. Hyundai though might offer the BS6 diesel unit with just a standard six-speed manual transmission.

Apart from the BS6 updates to the Hyundai Venue, no other changes have been made. The compact-SUV continues to be offered with all the bells and whistles as before.

Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel Launched At Rs 8.09 Lakh: Specs, Features, & Other Updates

Thoughts On The Hyundai Venue BS6 Model Launch In India

The Hyundai Venue was launched in India sometime last year and since then has become a popular model in the Indian compact-SUV segment. The Venue is currently the second best-selling compact-SUV in the Indian market, behind the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Other competitors to the Hyundai Venue also include the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and the Tata Nexon.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:47 [IST]
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