Bhutan Hyundai Motors (BHM) launched subcompact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Hyundai Venue at the clock tower square in Thimphu on Tuesday.
Hyundai Venue is a well-designed, smart urban SUV, and comes with attractive pricing as the lowest variant (E 1.2 petrol) of Hyundai Venue costs Nu 0.637mn with 0.8mn vehicle quota and Nu 0.9mn without quota. The lowest variant (E 1.4 diesel) is priced at Nu 0.744mn with quota and Nu 0.105mn without quota.
According to Hyundai, the Venue is ideal for the urban adventurer and is perfectly suited for the hustle and grind of city life. It is also an urban utility vehicle with a larger-than-life personality and style to match and loaded with a long list of advanced safety and connectivity features.
The General Manager of BHM, Pema Loday, said the Venue is affordable, comfortable and comes in a big size.
“It has been a good turnout. More than the Creta, of the 53 cars ordered in the first slot by the company, 52 were booked by the customers,” he said.
The three-day launch of the Hyundai Venue saw 20 bookings and the company sold seven cars. The company expects to get the second slot of Venue by November this year.
Meanwhile, in India, the Hyundai Venue is having a strong start, with the compact SUV garnering over 50,000 bookings within two months of its launch, according to Autocar India.
As Hyundai brand has wider popularity, the Venue would compete with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport and Tata Nexon.
The Hyundai Venue’s features are 3,990mm in length, 1,770mm in width, and 1,605mm in height. It has a ground clearance of 195mm and 350L boot space.
The dual tone is available on three body colors – the white and orange get a black roof option, while the blue gets a white roof option. The customers can choose from seven colors.
Meanwhile, the claimed mileage figure is 18.27kilometer per litre (kmpl) for the petrol version and 23.7 kmpl for the diesel version.
Thukten Zangpo from Thimphu