A guy from Delhi took his Hyundai Venue petrol to Ladakh amidst the winter season. See how does it go on the tricky roads of Ladakh.
Hyundai Venue is the latest sub compact SUV in India competing the likes of Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra XUV300. All of them might have the SUV genes but are still not equipped to go off-roading. However, here’s a video where you can see the Venue doing some mild off roading.
A Delhi guy took his Venue 1.0 Litre turbo petrol to the Ladakh and in this video, you can see him crossing a couple of lakes, going through very narrow roads and more. Might not be hardcore off-roading but still something very tricky and impossible of many cars. This also includes driving through a brief patch of snow. ESC and Hill Assist Control have helped the owner go through these roads.
Hyundai Venue can be seen managing to cross almost all of the tricky terrains in the front of it. The last water crossing was a bit deep and Venue scraped off its bottom. There was a WagonR in front of it which suffered heavy damage as its plastic covering came off. You can also see a couple of Gypsy lined up behind the Venue.
Hyundai Venue gets a ground clearance of 195mm which is not the best in its segment. This variant in the video seems like the S variant, the mid-spec trim. To be precise, this is the S Turbo DCT trim which is priced at Rs 9.6 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). The engine produces 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed DCT.
The S DCT variant comes with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Assist, Vehicle Stability Management, Reverse parking sensors, 2-DIN integrated Audio with Bluetooth connection, electrically adjustable ORVMs, Rear AC Vent, Tilt Steering and Halogen Headlamps. The famous internet car technology of Hyundai comes on the SX and SX(O) variant.
Other than the turbo petrol engine, the Hyundai Venue gets a 1.2 Litre petrol engine that also comes with the S variant. Replacing the earlier 1.4 Litre diesel engine, Hyundai has equipped the compact SUV with a 1.5 Litre unit from Kia Seltos. It is more powerful, producing 100 PS and 220 Nm of peak torque.