Launched on 21st May, Hyundai has already received more than 50,000 bookings for the Venue within two months. Prices for the Venue start at Rs 6.5 lakh for the base trim and go right up to Rs 11.10 lakh for the top-spec variant
It seems that the Hyundai Venue is fighting this bizarre automotive slow down rather well. Just two months into the launch, the car has already received more than 50,000 bookings. Hyundai claims that the connected car is the fastest to reach the milestone. With the launch of the Venue, and the Creta and Tucson on sale already, Hyundai now has an SUV market share of 21 percent.
Speaking about the milestone, Vikas Jain, National Sales Head, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are extremely overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response and milestone created by Venue with 50,000 bookings within sixty days of launch. We are glad that Indian customers have shown their faith in the Blue Link Connected Technology.”
The Korean carmaker has already delivered more than 18,000 units of Venue since its launch on 21st May. Interestingly, Hyundai says that more than 55 percent of the cars delivered are of the Blue Link Enabled variants. And 35 percent of the 50,000 bookings have been in favour of the 7-speed DCT trim.
Speaking of which, Hyundai brought in the Venue with three engine options – a 1.0-litre 118bhp petrol turbo, a 1.2-litre 82bhp petrol and a 1.4-litre 89bhp diesel same as the i20 Active and the Creta. The 1.0-litre petrol comes paired with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT. The 1.2 petrol comes mated to a 5-speed manual and the 1.4 diesel gets a 6-speed manual.
The Hyundai Venue competes against the likes of the Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. While most cars in this class make use of an AMT, the Venue is the only car to come paired with a DCT.