Check out the difference between the fuel efficiency figures of Hyundai Venue iMT, DCT and Manual variants.
Hyundai Venue iMT has started gaining popularity in the Indian market due to its high practicality factor. The same gearbox also comes on Kia Sonet and 2020 Hyundai i20. iMT is basically the clutchless manual gearbox and it offers a manual 6-speed stick but without any clutch pedal to press.
In our review video, we have explained the practicality and our experience of the Venue iMT in detail. We have also talked about its mileage figure that we achieved in this brief testing period. Taking some help from the MID, we were able to achieve an average of 15 kmpl which is almost the same as that of the manual variant.
As per the ARAI-backed figures, the fuel economy of Venue Manual and iMT is the same. The official figure of Venue Manual is 18.15 kmpl, which definitely will come down to about 14-15 kmpl in real-world driving conditions. In comparison to the DCT variants, the fuel efficiency is up by just about 10%.
In worst traffic conditions, we got the lowest figures of 9 kmpl with about 6 kilometres of heavy traffic. While highway cruising for more than 50-60 kilometres, we got a constant 20-21 kmpl running with speed between 90-100 km/hr and sixth gear applied. In regular driving conditions including sudden sprints for overtakes, braking and slowing down, we got just around 15 kmpl.
Basically, there’s no difference between the iMT and the MT variants but yes, some difference if taken the DCT variants into the count. In an automatic car, people usually tend to apply more force while accelerating which reduces fuel efficiency. However, in the iMT variant, there’s no automatic gear shifting and the elimination of the clutch won’t reduce the mileage.
The prices of Venue iMT start off at Rs 9.99 Lakhs going up to Rs 11.08 Lakhs. It is based on the top-spec trims and comes loaded with all the bells and whistles. The regular variants are priced from Rs 6.70 Lakhs up to Rs 11.59 Lakhs (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).