The Venue was launched in India on 21st May and in just two months, the compact SUV had already recorded 50,000 bookings. The Venue also secured a spot in the autoX Best of 2019 Awards
Ever since the launch of the Hyundai Venue in May this year, it has been making the news. It has been six months since the launch of this new compact SUV and it has already received more than 75,000 bookings and it is pacing towards the magic number of 1 lakh units. Hyundai believes that the car should achieve this number by end of 2019. So far, the Korean car maker has sold more than 60,000 units of the Venue already.
Commenting on the Venue’s success, Mr S S Kim, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said, “Out of the 60,000 happy customers of Venue, 22,000 opted for Blue Link Connected Technology Variant, which showcases customers’ trust on Hyundai Technology. Hyundai promises to continue this momentum in the Year 2020 with new products coupled with new technology.”
Touted as India’s first connected car, the Venue was launched in 11 variants with a long list of feature options. The sub-4 metre offering is on sale with three engine options - two Petrol and 1 diesel. The lower-spec variants come fitted with a 1.2-litre Petrol while the new 1.0-litre turbo Petrol is available in the S, SX and SX(O) trims. The diesel motor is the familiar 1.4-litre which we have seen in the Elite i20 and the Creta previously.
The Korean car maker launched the Venue at a starting price of Rs 6.5 lakh for the base E trim with the 1.2 litre petrol motor. The top-spec 1.0-litre Petrol with the dual clutch transmission is priced at Rs 11.10 lakh. Both prices ex-showroom. Hyundai has still not changed the introductory prices of the Venue, but if history is anything to go by, a lot of car makers announce a hike in price towards the end of the calendar year.
Hyundai has also started exporting the Venue from India. The first shipment of 1,400 units has already been sent to South Africa. The car is scheduled to be launchd in South Africa on 2nd December. A left-hand drive version of the Venue is also under developement. Hyundai plans to export this to the Gulf, African and Latin American countries.