The Hyundai Venue took three years to reach this milestone; a facelift is due next month.
The Venue, Hyundai’s first compact SUV in India, has surpassed the 3 lakh-unit sales mark in our market. This achievement comes three years after the compact SUV’s debut in India in May of this year. The Venue was the first car in India to offer connected car technology, and it was positioned beneath the popular Creta SUV in Hyundai’s lineup.
- Hyundai Venue petrol more popular than diesel
- Was the third bestselling compact SUV in FY2022
- Facelift to launch in mid-June
The Venue was released in India on May 21, 2019, with a starting price of Rs 6.5 lakh and a price range of Rs 11.11 lakh. Hyundai reached the 50,000-unit sales mark just six months after launching the compact SUV. The compact SUV sold more than 97,000 units in its first year on the market. The Venue sold 2,50,000 units in less than 30 months after its launch in December 2021.
In 2021, Hyundai sold over 2,50,000 SUVs, with the Venue accounting for over 42% of that total, with 1,08,000 units sold. After the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon, the carmaker sold 1,05,091 Venues in FY2022, making it the third most popular compact SUV. It had a 16.9% share of the market in its segment.
Hyundai Venue Gasoline with Blue link Technology is in High Demand
According to data from our sister publication Autocar Professional, around 80,000 of the 1,05,091 Venues sold in FY2022 were petrol. This demonstrates that the compact SUV’s petrol-powered versions are in high demand. Hyundai currently offers two petrol and one diesel engine options for the Venue. An 83hp 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 120hp 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, and a 100hp 1.5-litre diesel engine are among the options. Depending on the engine, the Venue is available with a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT), and a 7-speed DCT.
Hyundai positioned the Venue as India’s first connected car, with 33 connected car features and Hyundai’s Advanced Bluelink technology. According to Autocar Pro, 18% of all Venue buyers have chosen this technology thus far, making it a hit with customers.
Hyundai Venue Rivals and a Facelift on The Way
Hyundai is preparing a mid-cycle facelift for the Venue, which will debut in mid-June after three years on the market. The facelifted model was recently spotted testing, and it will have a new exterior design inspired by larger Hyundai SUVs like the new Tucson and the recently updated Palisade that is sold in other markets. Hyundai is likely to add more features to the interior, such as a full-digital instrument cluster.
The facelifted Venue will also get a sportier N Line variant, which was previously spotted in India testing.
The Venue currently competes in the competitive compact SUV segment, which includes models such as the Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, and Mahindra XUV300, among others. The facelifted Venue, as well as the all-new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which will debut around the same time, will continue to compete with these models.