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2020 Hyundai Venue: Design, Tech Stuff, Est. Price

The smallest SUV of the brand – the 2020 Hyundai Venue is on its way to customers.

The first vehicles will arrive in dealerships in December 2019.

Dimensions, look, design

It sits below the Hyundai Kona is the model range. The Venue is smaller than the Kona, Kia Soul, Nissan Kicks, Mazda CX-3.

This 5-door subcompact crossover with its 99.2-inch (2,520 mm) wheelbase and 159-inch length (4,039 mm) is almost same-sized as the Nissan Juke or a Ford EcoSport.

The Venue’s cargo space is 18.7 ft3 (529.5 l) or 31.9 ft3 (902 l) with rear seats folded (vs the Kona’s 45.8 ft3/1,297 l). The ground clearance amounts 6.7-inches (170 mm), like the Kona’s.

The model’s curb weight is just 2,557 pounds (1,160 kg), the fully-optioned vehicle weights 2,732 pounds (1,239 kg).

Inside there is a standard 8-inch touchscreen, 2+3 layout, simple controls. The steering wheel can be wrapped in leather.

The Hyundai Venue interior design is a balance of practicality and personality. The model can boast the best-in-class cabin isolation.

By its look, the Venue is something between the sporty Kona and more sophisticated Palisade. The grille resembles that of the Palisade by its shape.

The US-spec high-end Denim trim level offers a white roof along with a special blue upholstery. The base S and mid-range SEL trims ride on 15-inch wheels, the Denim vehicles use 17-inch ones.

The Australian specifications are different.  

Powertrain, safety pack

Hyundai will build the Venue SUV in Ulsan, South Korea. It shares a K2 platform and a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated DOHC engine with the Hyundai Accent.

The power unit delivers 121 and 113 lb-ft (153 Nm) of torque and is mated with Hyundai’s new 6-speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The gearbox’s behavior and throttle response are adjustable with Normal, Eco and Sport settings.

A 6-speed manual transmission comes with the Venue S for American customers.

The estimated combined fuel efficiency figure is 32 mpg (2 mpg better than the base FWD Kona’s).

The standard safety suite includes the forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, Lane Keep Assist, driver distraction warning. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are optional for the SEL trim and standard for the Denim trim.

Pricing

Prices have not been announced yet. Experts forecast the vehicle will cost well under 20,000 US dollars (around $18,000) or from 23,400 Australian dollars.

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is the 6th crossover of the brand and the 4th all-new one which the company launched in the past 2 years (the Nexo FCEV inclusive).

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