The sub-compact SUV is a hot-selling segment in the Indian four-wheeler market and lately, we have been introduced to so many options that customers are spoiled for choices. Although the Hyundai Venue is one of the strong contenders of this segment, the company recently introduced the iMT gearbox for it. The Hyundai Venue is easily one of the most feature-rich SUVs in its segment. Prices too are competitive and a new Sport trim also has been introduced. However, there is one car that has got its number and that happens to be the safest one in the class as well – Tata Nexon. The Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue. Which one wins? Read on.
Features of Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon
The Hyundai Venue received a warm welcome from the Indian SUV fanatics, with the car checking all the right boxes. The front boasts an agressive grille that is flanked by sleek LED DRLs and projector headlamps. On the side, the car accents its sporty character with flared wheel arches and body cladding and it also gets an electric sunroof. The interiors of the car hosts feature like wireless phone charger, air purifier, rear AC vents, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
Needless to say, it is a connected car with the BlueLink feature that can be accessed on your smartphone as well. It offers the customers services like emergency response in case of an accident, ask a call centre for help, information on points of interest, destination guidance, geo-fencing, control car’s driving limits, check the car’s status, plan journeys and send the route to the car’s navigation system before heading out. The car is feature-packed and it now has a new iMT gearbox and a Sport trim option.
On the other hand, we have the Tata Nexon, the car recently made its transition from BSIV to BSVI and its styling was updated with new features. The exterior design consists of an all-new grille that features tri-arrow design theme, it also gets projector headlamps with DRLs, revamped bumpers, new fog lamps, tri-arrow LED taillamps, piano-black ORVMs and it rides on 16-inch alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, it boasts features like a floating 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harman with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, multi-functional steering wheel, electric sunroof, digital dash and more. Other notable features include cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, tyre pressure monitoring system, auto headlamps, cooled glovebox and ESP with ABS and EBD. The Tata Nexon also gets connected safety features that include a live diagnostic report, find my car, remote vehicle control, intrusion alert and geo-fencing.
Both cars are at par with each other when it comes to features and pricing, the Venue recently got the iMT transmission which is new and yet to be tested on the roads. In our opinion, the Tata Nexon is more of a sporty looking car and a little more attractive that the Hyundai Venue. Both are equally priced and equipped which makes it very difficult to determine which is a better buy, a road test will definitely help with that and we have to wait a little more for that to happen. For now, check the specs below to understand what each one offers.
|Number of cylinders||Inline three-cylinder petrol||Inline three-cylinder petrol|
|Valvetrain||4 valves/cylinder||4 valves/cylinder|
|Power to weight||NA||95.84PS/tonne|
|Boot Space (I)||350||350|
|Turning Radius (m)||NA||5.1|
|Fuel tank capacity (litres)||45||44|
|Kerb weight (kg)||NA||1,252|
with coil spring
closed profile Twist beam
with Coil Spring
|Front||215/60 R16||215/60 R16|
|Rear||215/60 R16||215/60 R16|
|Mfg Claim (kmpl)||18.27||17.89|
|Price (ex-Mumbai)||Rs 11.20 lakh||Rs 11.20 lakh|