No CNG Option Planned for 2022 Hyundai Venue – Tarun Garg

There were rumours going on about the CNG version of the 2022 Hyundai Venue but all those have been put to rest by Tarun Garg.

The 2022 Hyundai Venue has been launched but there is no CNG variant on offer. There were reports a few weeks ago that suggested that Hyundai might be exploring the option of offering the CNG powertrain in the compact SUV. However, those reports have been left meaningless after Tarun Garg, Director of Sales, Marketing and Service at Hyundai India, confirmed that it won’t expand its CNG portfolio beyond Grand i10 Nios and Aura.

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tarun garg on hyundai venue cng
Tarun Garg on Hyundai Venue CNG

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No CNG For 2022 Hyundai Venue

Talking to Car Blog India, Tarun Garg revealed that those who are looking for low running costs are already opting for the diesel variants and hence, there is no scope for a CNG powertrain in an SUV. Furthermore, he confirms that over 23% of buyers of the Venue opt for the diesel option. This clearly indicates that diesel is not the preferred choice for customers looking for the Venue anyway. However, we must also mention that people have the option of the turbo petrol with the Venue too. Hence, people looking for performance don’t necessarily have to go with the diesel, especially with the rules regarding owning diesel cars beyond certain years becoming stringent.

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The 2022 Venue comes with unchanged powertrain options. This includes a 1.2-litre NA petrol engine that makes 83 PS and 113 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel mill that churns out 100 PS and 240 Nm and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that develops 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak power and torque. There are options of choosing from a 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT transmissions. The prices of the 2022 Hyundai Venue range from Rs 7.53 lakh to Rs 12.57 lakh, ex-showroom.

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With so many engine and gearbox combinations to choose from, we understand the carmaker’s decision to not offer a CNG variant. Moreover, a CNG powertrain might make the compact SUV feel underpowered because of its inherent characteristics. Hence, the decision to not offer the CNG variant seems justified.

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