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Variant Explained: 2020 Hyundai Venue E: Pros, Cons And Should You Buy The Base Variant?

Modified On Sep 21, 2020 02:35 PM By Sonny for Hyundai Venue

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We find out if the base variant of the Venue offers enough features to live with at its low prices

The Hyundai Venue has been around for more than a year now and has recently received a segment-first clutchless manual transmission (iMT), a new variant and a new Sport Trim package. It is now available in a total of 6 variants and with three engines: 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. But is the base E variant of the Venue worth buying or should you save up for a higher variant?

Before we dive into the variants, here’s a quick look at the powertrain specifications of the Hyundai Venue:

 

1.0-litre Turbo-petrol

1.2-litre Petrol

1.5-litre Diesel

Power

120PS

83PS

100PS

Torque

172Nm

114Nm

200Nm

Transmission

6-speed Manual Transmission (MT)/ 6-speed iMT/ 7-speed DCT (Automatic)

5-speed MT

6-speed MT

Let’s see what the base E variant has to offer.

Hyundai Venue E

Summary: Basic features list dulls its appeal. Consider skipping to the next variant

 

Petrol

Diesel

Price

Rs 6.70 lakh

Rs 8.10 lakh

All prices are ex-showroom Delhi

Venue E Features

Engine options: 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel

 

Exterior

Interior

Comfort & Convenience

Safety

Highlight Features

- Body coloured bumpers and door handles

- Adjustable front headrest

- Tilt adjustable steering

- Front power windows

- Dual front airbags 

- ABS with EBD

- Day/night inside rearview mirror

- Rear parking sensors

Others

- Halogen headlamps

- Front and rear skid plates

- 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers

- Fabric seat covers

- All-black theme

- Metal-finish inside door handles

- Passenger side seatback pocket

- Fixed rear headrest

- Front power socket

- Manual AC

- Front seatbelts with pretensioners

- ISOFIX child seat anchors

- Impact and speed sensing auto door lock - Front seatbelt reminders

- Speed alert

Misses (compared to the next ‘S’ variant)

- Body-coloured outside rearview mirrors

- Roof rails

- 2-DIN Audio system with AM/FM

- 6 speakers

- Rear parcel tray

- Bluetooth connectivity

- Front centre armrest with storage

- Rear power windows

- Rear AC vents

- Rear power outlet

- Follow-me-home headlamps

 

*The Hyundai Venue E does not get an infotainment or audio system.

** The next S variant of the Venue can also be opted with the more powerful 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine

Verdict

The entry-level E variant of the Hyundai Venue is too bare bones in terms of comforts and features to be a good purchase. It looks like the cheapest option both inside and out. On the outside you get a plain grille instead of the chrome one (offered from the next variant) along with black outside rearview mirrors and 15-inch steel wheels. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a large cavity in the middle of the dashboard where the higher-specced Venue would feature an audio system or a touchscreen infotainment system. The ORVMs have to be manually adjusted, none of the headrests can be adjusted to suit your needs and the rear passengers have to manually roll down their windows.

Yes, the Venue E is the most affordable option to enter the sub-4m SUV segment if you want a petrol Venue but it is too much of a compromise, especially in the diesel guise owing to its higher cost. It misses out on basics like rear AC vents, rear power windows and even a basic audio system while costing close to Rs 7 lakh with the petrol unit and over Rs 8 lakh with the diesel unit. However, if you’re on a very strict budget and you are fixated on buying a small SUV with plans to personalize or accessorize the Venue later on, you can still consider the E petrol variant.

Features Explained

Tilt-adjustable steering - Allows you to adjust the angle of the steering wheel to suit your driving position.

ABS with EBD - Anti-lock braking system is an important safety feature that stops your wheels from locking up and sliding forward under hard braking.

Day/Night IRVM - The inside rearview mirror has a small switch-like tab on the lower edge that can change the position of the mirror to reduce the glare from the headlamps of vehicles behind you when driving at night. You can reset it back to the daytime setting with one flick of the same tab.

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