You can have your Venue in four different BS6-compliant engine/transmission combos. There is the base petrol engine. A 1.2-litre unit which makes 81 bhp and 11.6 kgm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission. It’s peppy but fuel efficient at the same time. Then there is the 1.5-litre diesel engine, which makes 98 bhp and 24.5 kgm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Venue is one of the few compact SUVs that still offers a diesel engine in the BS6 era. Finally, there is the punchy 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine which makes 117 bhp and 17.5 kgm of torque. You can have this with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a quick-shifting 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
If you haven’t read it already, the turbo-petrol is our favourite engine in the line-up. The turbo spools up very quickly, giving you gobs of low-end torque, and it keeps delivering torque almost all the way to the redline. We’re pretty sure there’s voodoo somewhere between the throttle and the wheels. The best part is that it does all this while sounding glorious. It’s an engine that perfectly suits the character of the Venue.
With powertrain options like these, it’s easy to see #WhyWeLoveTheVenue.