While we do know now that the Hyundai will be launching the Exter SUV which will be smaller than the Venue, yet have features similar to the Venue, and therefore let’s do a comparison of both the cars.
Exter vs Venue – Design
The Exter is based on the Grand i10 Nios platform, and the design of the new sub-compact SUV is taken from the Hyundai’s Casper model that is available in South Korea. It comes with round-shaped projector headlamps, LED DRLS, and parametric front grille. At the rear, the Exter gets parametric tail lights with 15-inch alloys wheels. The front and rear bumper are finished in silver faux skid plate.
The Hyundai Venue ever since it got facelift update in 2022, the talking point has been the front face. 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 rear it has LED taillamps connected by light bar with faux skid plate at the rear and the front with 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Exter will have a two-spoke multi-function steering wheel with digital instrument cluster. At the center, it has an infotainment system and below that is the curved or round AC vents with controls for them below the infotainment system. The gear selector will not be placed between the two front seats but instead it will be integrated with the console for each reach to lever. The door handles are finished in chrome.
The Hyundai Venue has a clean dashboard design which is different from the Creta and the Sonet, and has 8-inch Infotainment system and below that is the auto climate controls and option for dual-tone dashboard as well. The Venue however gets 6-speaker Sound system. The Venue also gets the same multi-function steering wheel as the other Hyundai models.
Exter vs Venue – Dimensions
|Hyundai Exter||Hyundai Venue|
|Boot Space||301 litres||350 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 litres||45 litres|
|Kerb Weight||–||1,082 kg|
As you can see at the dimensions table, the Hyundai Exter has a length of 3795mm while the Venue has 3995mm length with 200mm difference. The Exter has a width 1595mm while the Venue has 1770mm width with 185mm difference. The Exter has a height of 1575mm which is 42mm shorter in height than the Venue’s 1617mm. The Exter has a wheelbase of 2400mm with 100mm difference as the Venue got 2500mm wheelbase. We don’t how much the ground clearance of the Exter will be but the Venue has 190mm ground clearance.
The Exter has a boot space of 301 litres while the Venue has 350 litres of boot space on offer. The Exter will have 35 litres of fuel tank while the Venue has 45 litres of fuel tank capacity. We don’t know the kerb weight of Exter yet, however, the Venue has 1,082 kg kerb weight.
Exter vs Venue – Engine Options
|Engine||1.2-litre Kappa Engine||1.0-litre turbo petrol||1.2-litre Bi-Fuel|
|Power||81.8 bhp||120 bhp||67.72 bhp|
|Torque||113.8 Nm||172 Nm||95.2 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, 5-speed AT||5-speed MT, 7-speed DCT||5-speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||20.1 km/l||18 km/l||–|
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 Transmission, and 5-speed Automatic Transmission with expected fuel efficiency of 20.1 km/l. It’ll also get one additional petrol engine which is 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that puts out 120 bhp and 172 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Transmission and 7-speed DCT Transmission and expected fuel efficiency of 18 km/l.
The Exter could get a CNG option after it has launch, which will be the 1.2-litre Bi-Fuel which produces 67.72 bhp and 95 Nm of torque with 5-speed Manual Transmission only and no Automatic Transmission.
|Type||1.2-litre NA petrol||1.0-litre Turbo petrol||1.5-litre turbo diesel|
|Power||82 bhp||120 bhp||114 bhp|
|Torque||114 Nm||172 Nm||250 Nm|
|Transmission Type||5-speed MT||6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT||6-speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||18 km/l||18 km/l||20 km/l|
|Top Speed||165 kmph||165 kmph||165 kmph|
Hyundai Venue has two petrol engines – 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol that produces 82 bhp and 114 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Transmission, no Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 18 km/l. The 1.0-litre Turbo petrol that pumps out 120 bhp and 172 Nm of torque comes with 6-speed iMT Transmission (Intelligent Manual Transmission) and 7-speed DCT Transmission and fuel efficiency of 18 km/l.
The Venue only has one diesel engine on offer – 1.5-litre turbo diesel that puts out 114 bhp and 250 Nm of torque that comes with 6-speed Manual Transmission and no Automatic Transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 20 km/l.
Exter vs Venue – Features
|Features||Hyundai Exter||Hyundai Venue|
|Wheel Size & Type||15-inch, alloy wheels||16-inch, alloys wheels|
|Chrome Door Handles||–||Yes|
|Auto Power Window||Yes||Yes|
|Leather-wrapped steering wheel||–||Yes|
|Rear AC vents||Yes||Yes|
|Android Auto, Apple CarPlay||Wireless||Wireless|
|Connected Car Tech||Yes||60+ features|
|Sound System||–||6-speaker standard sound system|
|Height adjustable driver seat||Yes||Yes|
As you can see at the features list, the Exter might not have the leather-wrapped steering wheel and we have no idea how many connected car features it might get and which sound system and how many speakers it’ll be having. But it will not get sunroof and chrome door handles that’s for sure.
|Safety Features||Hyundai Exter||Hyundai Venue|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Camera||Reverse parking camera||Reverse parking camera|
|Hill Start Assist||Yes||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||Front Disc||Front Disc|
As you can see at the safety features list, the Exter won’t get the traction control feature which the Venue does get.
Exter vs Venue – Price
|Hyundai Exter||Expected Rs. 6 lakh|
|Hyundai Venue||Rs. 8.67 lakh – Rs. 15.59 lakh (On-road prices)|
The Hyundai Venue starts at Rs. 8.67 lakh for the E variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 15.59 lakh for the SX (O) DCT DT variant. No official update on the pricing of the Exter, only name has been revealed by Hyundai, but however, more information about the car will be revealed in the coming days.