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
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.
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.
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).