The switch to BS6 has made many car-makers abandon diesel but one of the few that have made the effort to keep diesel in their portfolio has been Hyundai. From the Aura to now the Venue, Hyundai is the only car-maker to offer two BS6 diesels under the Rs 10 lakh price bracket.
Let us talk about the Hyundai Venue BS6 Diesel here. With BS6 the old 1.4l diesel is no longer there and now the Hyundai Venue gets a BS6 1.5l diesel which is the same one from the new Hyundai family of BS6 diesel engines.
The engine makes around 98 bhp and 240Nm while the mileage is expected to be 23.7 kmpl. With the diesel BS6 the Venue is now the most powerful diesel BS6 compact SUV. The new diesel engines have several updates to make them BS6 compliant and cleaner.
Hyundai is giving the Venue with only a 6-speed manual. With the BS6 diesel the Venue is expected to have even better refinement over the earlier 1.4l unit plus the added power/newer engine will make the diesel a better cruiser.
With this BS6 diesel the Venue range grows stronger while prices have not crept up that much at all. Prices start at Rs 8.09 lakh while the top-end manual is Rs 11.3 lakh. That is great value!
With the Aura and now the Venue, Hyundai remains committed to the diesel segment and even its new Creta SUV has a diesel BS6 engine plus around 50 percent of the Creta bookings for example have come in diesel. Thus those car-makers who do not offer a diesel are missing out on a big segment and now it seems Hyundai is the sole market leader here.