With the sub-4m SUV space having exploded, and the success of various products in that segment, I can safely say that I can be a really good critic of the Hyundai Venue. You see, a couple of years ago, I had run its chief rival, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza as a long-term car, and was quite happy with it. However, the minute you look at the Venue and enter the car, you can see why it is selling like hot cakes as it has completely changed the customer expectations in its segment.
Even when you look at its design, the Venue looks cutting edge and I have to say the big front grille has been very well integrated and the three-tier headlight setup looks quite futuristic. Similarly, the interior too is class leading and I’m particularly fond of the intuitive touchscreen multimedia system and the BlueLink technology.
Our test car is the 1.4-litre diesel and while it is exceedingly efficient – Ishan has recently driven the Venue for thousands of kilometres on the Great India Drive – and even with his deranged driving, the Venue was averaging over 16.5km/l, which I expect to increase further. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to spending some time with the latest smash hit from Hyundai.
When it came: October 2019
Current Odo reading: 8,100kms
Mileage this month: 2,500kms
Fuel efficiency: 16km/l
What’s good: Number of features, seats
What’s not: None
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