The recently introduced Hiundai Venue is sold with three engine choices: 1.0-liter T-GDI petrol, 1.2-liter MPI petrol and 1.4-liter diesel.
The key launch of Hiundai for this year was undoubtedly the Venue, and the company really knocked down the initial price of the subcompact SUV to give an edge over its competitors. At a price of Rs. 6.50 lakh (ek-shovroom), Venue offers a wide range of options for customers, and Hiundai is expected to deliver as much as 15,000 units by July.
Reservations have already passed 17,000 marks, which could be further improved in the coming weeks. Currently, there are three engine options running: 1.0-liter GDI gasoline, 1.2-liter MPI petrol and 1.4-liter diesel.
A smaller 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that offers greater power among the three is favored among customers because the demand is noticeably high. It's good enough to produce maximum output power of 120 hp and 172 Nm and is connected either to the first segment with seven speeds DCT automatically as an option or to a standard six-speed manual.
According to some media reports, Hiundai could present a mild hybrid technology in a new turbo petrol engine. It could make sense because it is expected that Maruti Suzuki will soon introduce the new 1.5-liter SHVS gasoline from Ciaz and Ertiga to the scope of Vitara Brezza.
The turbo petrol engine at the site has the highest fuel consumption in its segment, and the arrival of Vitara Brezza smart hybrid could change the efficiency of the efficiency department. The same powertrain generator can be launched in models like Elite i20 and Verna in the near future, because strict BSVI emission standards will come into force in April 2020.
South Korean auto major sells a series of mild hybrids in international markets, including a variety of Ionics. Unlike Maruti Suzuki, Hiundai confirmed that it will continue to sell diesel engines when new emission standards start. Hiundai will launch its first fully electric model on India on July 9, Kona EV.