Recently South-Korean carmaker Hyundai introduced a ‘clutch-less manual’ gearbox’ known as an iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission). And now, Hyundai has launched a new variant of the Venue, named Venue Sports which will feature the brand new iMT technology. Prices for the Hyundai Venue Sports start at ₹ 9.99 lakh.

Hyundai Venue Sports
Hyundai Venue Sports

Additionally, Hyundai has also added a new ‘Sports Package” on all variants up and above the SX variant alongside a new base level S+ variant.

Hyundai Venue iMT

  • The Hyundai Venue iMT will ONLY be available with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine unit generating 120hp.
  • The transmission will include a standard 6-speed manual gearbox while the 7-speed DCT and the additional iMT gearbox stays optional.
  • Other the additional transmission option everything remains the same.
  • With the addition of the iMT, Hyundai now has 3 transmission options on offer.

What is an iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission)?

iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission)
iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission)
  • An iMT is a hybrid between a standard manual and an automatic gearbox.
  • It consists of a two-pedal, clutch-less system which allows the driver to manually shift the gears, but without the need of pressing the clutch.
  • The iMT uses an intention sensor integrated into the gear lever which severally informs the transmission control unit when the driver is about to switch between gears.
  • The TCU then marks a signal to the hydraulic actuator which automatically engages and disengages the clutch plate according to the gear shifting pattern.

What about the new Sports package?

  • Along with the iMT transmission, Hyundai has also introduced a new sports package available with the SX, SX+ and SX(O) variants equipped with either the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine or the 1.5-litre diesel engine unit.
Hyundai Venue Sports | Exterior Features
Hyundai Venue Sports | Exterior Features
  • The exterior changes on the sports package include a new dual-tone exterior colour, glossy black front grille with red inserts, dark grey roof rails and, blacked-out intake surrounds on the front bumper, red brake callipers and additional red inserts to enhance the sporty feel on the outside.
Hyundai Venue IMT | Interior
Hyundai Venue Sports | Interior
  • While changes on the inside include a new steering wheel with premium leather stitching similar to the 2020 Hyundai Creta, new dark-grey upholstery with red piping and tons of red accents around the cabin.

Hyundai Venue S+

Hyundai Venue
Hyundai Venue
  • As stated earlier Hyundai has also added a new base-level variant S+ in its Venue line-up.
  • The new variant comes equipped with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It also features a few extra upgrades compared to the S variant.

Hyundai Venue: Variant-wise Prices (Revised)

(Ex-Showroom All-India)

Variant 1.2-litre Petrol 1.0-litre MT 1.0-litre iMT (New) 1.0-litre Petrol DCT 1.5-litre Diesel
E ₹ 6.70 lakh ₹ 8.10 lakh
S ₹ 7.40 lakh ₹ 8.46 lakh ₹ 9.60 lakh ₹ 9.01 lakh
S+ (New) ₹ 8.23 lakh N/A
SX ₹ 9.79 lakh ₹ 9.99 lakh ₹ 9.99 lakh
SX (Dual-Tone) ₹ 9.94 lakh ₹ 10.28 lakh
SX Sports (New) ₹ 10.90 lakh ₹ 10.31 lakh
SX+ ₹ 11.36 lakh
SX+ (Dual-Tone) ₹ 11.51 lakh
SX+ Sports (New)
₹ 11.58 lakh
SX (O) ₹ 10.85 lakh ₹ 11.09 lakh ₹ 11.40 lakh
SX (O) Dual-Tone
₹ 10.94 lakh ₹ 11.50 lakh
SX (O) Sports (New)
₹ 11.21 lakh ₹ 11.53 lakh

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