Hyundai Exter vs Hyundai Venue – What is the Major Difference between the two SUVs?

Hyundai Exter vs Hyundai Venue

Hyundai has begin accepting bookings for it’s upcoming Micro-SUV, Exter, and therefore it only makes sense to compare the Exter against the Venue to have an early understanding.

Hyundai Exter vs Hyundai Venue – Design

From the front, it has flat bonnet with a big Hyundai logo on it and the three-tier design nose. It has H-shaped LED DRLs that are connected via a black strip that could possibly be a connected LED light bar for the top variant. The headlamps are square shape that are projector headlamps and could be an LED for top variants. Then there is the body cladding finished in matte black all over the car to contribute towards the Exter’s looks. Moving to the side, you’ll realize the SUV has boxy shape. The doors seems to be big to accommodate easy in’s and out’s of the SUV. The alloy wheels, roof rails, and A and B-pillars has the dual-tone treatment. It has an upright tailgate with the rear windshield slightly tilted, shark fin antenna at the top, small roof-spoiler, flat and tall rear bumper with dual-tone finished. The taillamps has an H-shaped in them with a big black panel with big Hyundai logo at the center, it could feature connected LED light bar for the taillamps in top variants.

As for the Venue, the front has parametric front grille made up of rectangular block with brown-chrome finish and is slightly dark as well. The fog lamps are out and now the Venue has LED headlamps instead of halogen. At the side, it has wheel arches with chrome door handles, and roof rails at the top. Moving to the rear, it has LED taillamps connected by light bar with faux silver skid plate at the rear and the front and it rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.

From the inside, the Venue has 8-inch infotainment system between the two AC vents and at the edges semi-square shaped AC vents. The Venue does have the option for dual-tone dashboard. It has multi-function four-spoke steering wheel with digital instrument cluster, and a single-pane sunroof. Below the gear lever is a rotary dial to select drive modes. It has two USB ports at the front and two at the rear. The rear seats of the Hyundai Venue is 60:40 split with recline option as well.

As for the Exter, it’ll have the 8-inch infotainment system that’ll be free-standing stand out on the dashboard with two-spoke multi-function steering wheel with digital instrument cluster. The gear selector will not be placed between the two front seats but instead it will be integrated with the console which will be positioned slightly vertically for each reach. The door handles are finished in chrome and ambient lighting.

As for the dimensions of the Exter, expect the length to be around 3800mm, width of 1595mm, and height of 1575mm with a 2400mm wheelbase. It’ll have fuel tank of 35 litres and ground clearance of 170mm. As for the Venue, it measures 3995mm in length, 1770mm in width, and 1617mm in height with 2500mm wheelbase.

Hyundai Exter vs Hyundai Venue – Engine Options

Hyundai ExterHyundai Venue
Engine1.2-litre Kappa Engine1.2-litre NA petrol
Power81.8 bhp82 bhp
Torque113.8 Nm114 Nm
Transmission5-speed MT, 5-speed AT5-speed MT

When it comes to engine options, we know both the SUVs will be powered by petrol engine. The Hyundai Exter comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 81.8 bhp and 113.8 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox, and 5-speed Automatic Gearbox. The Venue is powered by the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol that produces 82 bhp and 114 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Gearbox, no Automatic Gearbox on offer.

Hyundai Venue
Type1.0-litre Turbo petrol1.5-litre turbo diesel
Power120 bhp114 bhp
Torque172 Nm250 Nm
Transmission Type6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT6-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency18 kmpl20 kmpl
Top Speed165 kmph165 kmph

The Hyundai Exter doesn’t get the turbo engine but the Venue does. It gets the 1.0-litre Turbo petrol that pumps out 120 bhp and 172 Nm of torque comes with 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT Gearbox and fuel efficiency of 18 km/l. Then there is the 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine that puts out 114 bhp and 250 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox with 20 kmpl fuel efficiency.

Hyundai Exter
Engine1.2-litre Bi-Fuel (CNG)
Power67.72 bhp
Torque95.2 Nm
Transmission5-speed MT

Hyundai had confirmed on Monday that the upcoming Exter will also with a 1.2-litre Bi-Fuel (CNG) engine that puts out 67.72 bhp and 95.2 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox and will be available from the launch day. All these petrol engines are E20 fuel ready.

Hyundai Exter vs Hyundai Venue – Features

Hyundai Exter will come with numerous features such as digital instrument cluster, 8-inch infotainment system, automatic climate control, wireless charging, sunroof, rear AC vents, Type-C USB Charging ports both front and rear, voice control, ambient lighting, cruise control, cooled glovebox, connected car tech, height adjustable driver seat, and 15-inch alloy wheels. In safety, it’ll come equipped with six airbags, ABS with EBD, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), hill-hold assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ISOFIX anchorages, and reverse-parking camera with sensors.

Hyundai Venue has features such as digital instrument cluster, 8-inch infotainment system, automatic climate control, wireless charging, sunroof, rear AC vents, ambient lighting, Leather seats, cooled glovebox, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, height adjustable driver seat, powered driver seat, voice control, and 55+ connected car tech. In Safety, it has ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), reverse-parking camera with sensors, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), ISOFIX anchorages, and hill assist.

So, in features, both the SUVs are very similar, except the Venue has powered driver seat which we might not see in the Exter. Rest both the SUVs are same in features and safety.

Hyundai Exter vs Hyundai Venue – Price

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Hyundai ExterExpected Rs. 6 lakh
Hyundai VenueRs. 7.72 lakh – Rs. 13.18 lakh

The Venue is priced at Rs. 7.72 lakh for the base ‘E’ petrol variant and goes up to Rs. 13.18 lakh for the top SX (O) Turbo DCT DT variant and the Exter is expected to start at Rs. 6 lakh.

In the end, both the SUV has almost the same features on offer yet the designing element of both the SUVs from the outside and inside is different. So, should you buy the Venue or wait for the Exter? It’s better to wait a little more for the Exter as Hyundai has started taking bookings for the SUV and soon launch it in the coming weeks. Other-wise you can go ahead and buy the Venue as it’s bigger and more comfortable than the Exter.

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