Hyundai India has introduced the 2023 Venue with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder U2 CRDi diesel engine tuned with VGT technology. The automaker has brought this new engine update with the SUV before the implementation of RDE norms, effective from April 1, 2023. On the mechanical front, the new Hyundai Venue diesel offers 114bhp and 250Nm. With a 6-speed manual transmission, the Venue diesel will now have the same power and torque outputs as the Hyundai Creta. The Hyundai Venue diesel previously had the same engine but with a fixed geometry turbocharger (FGT). This engine produced 99bhp and 240Nm. However, this diesel engine model has been discontinued in India due to the upcoming strict emission standards.
The Venue's petrol line-up remains unchanged. With its sub-4 metre SUV, Hyundai will continue to offer two petrol engine options – a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The turbocharged petrol engine is capable of 118bhp of power and 172Nm of torque, whereas the naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 82bhp and 114Nm. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine is available with a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT, while the 1.2-litre petrol engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
The Hyundai Venue is still available in six trim levels for 2023 – E, S, S+, S(O), SX, and SX (O). The Creta, Venue, and Alcazar are three of Hyundai Motor India's models, which will be available with more safety features. Hyundai India has also increased the prices of the Venue and Creta.
Sharing his views on the engine update, Tarun Garg, Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor India, said, ‘'We are moving hand in hand with the Government’s direction and have ensured that our powertrains are RDE compliant and E20 fuel ready. Thus, with these new significant updates, Hyundai’s MY’23 SUVs – the Venue, Creta, and Alcazar – will offer a higher value proposition for our esteemed customers.’
In related news, Hyundai India announced selling 62,276 units in January 2023, marking a 16.6% growth. Compared to the last month, the carmaker sold only 53,427 vehicles in January 2022.