BS6 Hyundai Venue diesel fuel economy revealed

BS6 Hyundai Venue diesel fuel economy revealed

17th Apr 2020 7:00 pm

The Venue’s new BS6 1.5-litre diesel engine betters the old BS4 1.4 unit on power but is down on economy.

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The Hyundai Venue might have been on sale for less than a year, but it’s already got a significant mechanical change – its 1.4-litre diesel engine has made way for the carmaker’s newer 1.5-litre engine for the BS6 era. While prices and power figures for the updated Venue diesel have been known for some time now, we’ve just got our hands on the all-important fuel economy number for the new engine. The Venue BS6 diesel has an ARAI-certified fuel economy figure of 23.3kpl. For reference, the BS4 Venue diesel delivered 23.7kpl.

For prospective buyers, the marginal 0.4kpl drop in economy should be easy to digest given that the 1.5 engine is 10hp (to 100hp) and 20Nm (to 240Nm) more powerful than the old 1.4 unit.  

The 23.4kpl economy figure also makes the Venue diesel the most efficient of the diesel compact SUVs. Here’s how the Venue BS6 diesel compares with its rivals on paper.

Hyundai Venue BS6 diesel vs rivals: Specifications
Hyundai VenueFord EcoSportTata NexonMahindra XUV300
Engine1.5 turbo1.5 turbo1.5 turbo1.5 turbo
Power100hp100hp110hp117hp
Torque240Nm215Nm260Nm300Nm
Gearbox6-speed MT6-speed MT6-speed MT/AMT6-speed MT/AMT
ARAI mileage23.3kpl21.7kpl22.4kpl20kpl*
Emission complianceBS6BS6BS6BS6

*ARAI figure for BS4 model

The Mahindra XUV300 remains the most powerful of the diesel compact SUVs with the Nexon coming in second.

Prices

Hyundai Venue BS6 diesel vs rivals: Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai VenueFord EcoSportTata NexonMahindra XUV300
Diesel-MTRs 8.10 – 11.40 lakhRs 8.54-11.67 lakhRs 8.45-12.10 lakhRs 8.69-12.14 lakh
Diesel-AT------Rs 9.80-12.70 lakhRs 9.99-12.69 lakh

The Venue is the most affordable diesel SUV of the lot. The Nexon and XUV300 have little difference in terms of pricing, particularly in higher variants, though it must be kept in mind that Mahindra is yet to make any price hike for the upgrade to BS6.

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Hyundai Venue
Hyundai Venue

Rs 7.34 lakh * on road price (New Delhi)

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