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SCOOP! Hyundai Venue BS6 gets 100hp 1.5 diesel

2nd Mar 2020 5:34 pm

The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine with the fixed geometry turbocharger is rated at 100hp - a 15hp drop from the Kia Seltos’ 115hp variable geometry version.

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We were the first to bring you the BS6 Venue diesel’s prices back in February, and now we are the first to confirm that the Hyundai Venue's BS6-compliant diesel engine will produce 100hp – an increase of 10hp over the outgoing 1.4-litre diesel engine.

As we’ve said before, the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine in the BS6 Venue is similar to the 1.5-litre unit in the Kia Seltos and the upcoming second-gen Hyundai Creta. The main difference is that the engine in the larger SUVs comes with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), while the Venue’s mill comes with the fixed geometry turbo (FGT). This reflects in the output figures too, with the Venue seeing a 15hp drop from the Seltos and Creta at 100hp.

While we do not have the torque output for the 1.5-litre diesel with the FGT, we expect it to match the BS4 1.4-litre diesel unit’s 220Nm figure. Like the outgoing engine, the new unit will get a 6-speed manual gearbox. Here’s how all the BS6-compliant compact SUVs compare on paper:

BS6 Venue diesel vs rivals
VenueXUV300EcoSportNexon
Displacement1493cc1497cc1498cc1497cc
Type4 cyls, turbo4 cyls, turbo4 cyls, turbo4 cyls, turbo
Power100hp117hp100hp110hp
Torque220Nm (est.)300Nm205Nm260Nm
Manual gearbox6-speed6-speed5-speed6-speed
Automatic gearbox-6-speed AMT-6-speed AMT

The table shows that despite the bump in power figures, the Venue is still falls behind the segment-leading Mahindra XUV300 and the Tata Nexon. While the Hyundai’s power figure is the same as the EcoSport’s, it is expected to have a higher torque figure. What'll be interesting to see is how ARAI fuel efficiency figures will change for the Venue; the BS4 diesel is rated at 23.7kpl.

After the Venue, this 100hp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel FGT unit is expected to be found under the hood of the Verna facelift, the next-gen i20, and the Kia Sonet.

 

Also see:

India-spec Hyundai Creta interior revealed; bookings officially open

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