SCOOP! Hyundai Venue BS6 gets 100hp 1.5 diesel

    Published On Mar 02, 2020 05:34:00 PM

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    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.

    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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