Base Venue’s 1.2-litre petrol engine returns 0.22kpl less than BS4 version
1.0-litre turbo petrol manual and DCT marginally down on efficiency too
While the Hyundai Venue received an all-new diesel engine in the update from BS4 to BS6, the compact SUV has also got updated versions of the existing 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engines. We’ve just got our hands on the ARAI fuel-economy figures for the upgraded petrol engines and just as we’ve come to expect, efficiency has taken a small hit.
The base Venue’s 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, only available with a 5-speed manual, returns 17.3kpl or 0.22kpl lower than the old BS4 version. The more exciting 1.0-litre turbo petrol with the 6-speed manual now returns 18.1kpl (0.17kpl lower than BS4) while the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic-equipped version delivers 18.0kpl (0.15kpl lower than BS4).
To put the numbers in perspective, the 1.0-litre Venue is the only SUV in the segment other than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol-automatic that returns over 18kpl. However, the petrol-auto Brezza comes with Maruti’s SHVS mild-hybrid system (returning 18.76kpl). Even the Venue 1.2 does well in context of the segment, only being slightly out-performed by the Tata Nexon manual (which returns 17.4kpl).
Along with the BS6 update, Hyundai has made a few changes to the features on offer, such as equipping the entry-level E and mid-spec S variants with an Alternator Management System (AMS) which is meant to reduce engine load. The SX variant now comes with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS), while the SX+ (automatic only) and SX(O) variants get an additional 12V power outlet. These features are in addition to what was already offered on the BS4 Venue.
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