Hyundai recently launched the all-new i20 in the Indian market which comes with the brand’s latest Sensuous Sportiness design theme and a few elements from the Parametric Dynamic design philosophy. Last year, on 21st May Hyundai launched its compact SUV the Hyundai Venue which is much popular in its segment. The Venue claimed to be India’s first connected car in the segment. Here we compare the all-new i20 hot-hatchback and the Venue compact SUV in a technical specification comparison.
Though both the models are set in different segments they are priced close to each and all-new Hyundai i20 is priced starting at INR 679,900 ex-showroom, Delhi for the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated manual transmission option and goes up to INR 1,132,900 for the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with 7-speed DCT transmission option with dual-tone paint option. The Hyundai Venue, on the other hand, is priced starting at INR 675,000 ex-showroom, Delhi for the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with 5-speed manual transmission and goes up to INR 1,165,100 ex-showroom, Delhi for the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol 7-speed DCT with dual-tone paint options.
Both the Hyundai all-new i20 and the Hyundai Venue share the powertrains and the gearbox options and come with the options of –
- 1.2-litre Kappa series Naturally-Aspirated Petrol motor with 83 PS of power on the 5-speed Manual and 88 PS output on the IVT automatic transmission while the torque remains the same at 114.7 Nm. The Venue, however, comes only with a manual transmission option in this powertrain configuration and the CVT option is only offered in the i20.
- 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine that develops 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque and comes matched to a 6-speed Manual transmission on both the i20 Hatchback and the Hyundai Venue Compact SUV.
- 1.0-litre Turbo-Petrol engine that pumps out 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque paired to either a 7-speed DCT automatic or an iMT clutch-pedal-less Intelligent Manual Transmission. The engine configuration is available on both the i20 and Venue but the compact SUV also comes with a 6-speed manual option with the turbo-petrol engine.
In terms of dimensions, the Hyundai i20 is actually larger than the Venue in terms of its width and the wheelbase and is expected to offer more room for the passengers. Both the i20 and Venue are 3995mm in length to adhere to the sub-4 metre category but the i20 measures 1775mm in width while the Venue comes with 1770mm in width. The wheelbase, however, is longer by 80mm in the i20 as compared to the Venue’s 2500mm of wheelbase. The overall height of the Hyundai i20 measures at 1505mm while the Venue stands at 1605mm in height. While the Hyundai i20 comes with 16-inch steel wheels as standard and 16-inch alloy wheels the Hyundai Venue comes with 15-inch steel wheels on the entry-level models and 16-inch alloy wheels on higher specs.
The Hyundai i20 features LED projector headlamps, parametric jewel pattern radiator grille, LED daytime running lights, diamond-cut dual-tone alloy wheels, Z-shaped LED taillamps with chrome finishers that connect the rear end, a wraparound multilayered dashboard, horizontal lines incorporated in the dashboard fascia, fully digital instruments cluster and touchscreen infotainment display in the dual-screen concept, BlueLink connectivity, Bose Premium 7 Speaker System, wireless charging, air-purifier etc. The Hyundai Venue features LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, projector headlamps, diamond-cut alloy wheels, electric sunroof, Hyundai’s BlueLink technology with real-time traffic information, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, rear air-conditioning vents, cooled glove box, cornering lamps, wireless charging and an Arkamys sound system.