The 2020 Hyundai Venue is the brand’s new member of the growing crossover SUV family and the smallest one yet. The new entry-level SUV from the Korean brand debuted at the 2019 New York Auto Show and will be alternative to models like the Toyota C-HR, Chevy Kicks and Trax and Ford EcoSport.
The new sub-compact, high-rider is more rugged-looking Hyundai model than others with the tall roofline and brand’s latest styling elements. The model starts the journey in two trims initially and both offer a long list of features. The Venue equips modern infotainment and comfort features and relies also on advanced safety technologies. The engine offer is also limited to one while two transmission units will be available. Buyers won’t also get the all-wheel drive initially.
2020 Hyundai Venue: Design
The 2020 Hyundai Venue sits below the recently introduced Kona in brand’s hierarchy of crossover SUV models and adopts also somewhat more rugged styling approach than the rest of the lineup.
The front section of the model defines the similar styling theme as on the redesigned Santa Fe and recently all-new Palisade. The cascade grille design dominates up front in the combination with the split-style headlights that are now a common feature on the brand’s newest models.
The profile section of the model gest attention with the swollen fenders and sharply chiseled character line. The tall roofline features also now modern floating design.
The raked rear glass and square-shaped tealights with unique graphics can be seen from the rear. The rear has also nicely sculpted tailgate and well-fitted rear bumper.
The new sub-compact-sized Hyundai crossover SUV measures 158 inches in length and rides on the wheelbase shorter than 100 inches. Compared to the next in the hierarchy model, the Venue is 5.1 inches shorter and 1.2 inches narrower than the sleeker Kona. The wheelbase is also 3.2 inches shorter while the Venue has 0.6 inches taller roof than the Kona.
Inside the cabin, the new Venue model has a balanced design and debuts in two well-equipped trims.
The dash design is simple with the two-tone theme and well-arranged controls. The center screen is hanged between two air vents and buttons and rotary knobs take the position below.
The new Venue appears with the black or gray surfaces as standard while with the denim blue painted exterior gets denim upholstery and synthetic leather in the cabin.
The cargo capacity will be up to 31.9 cubic feet with non-functional rear seats. With the rear seats up the cargo space is 18.7 cubic feet.
The model comes also with a high-level of tech features in every version. A large 8-inch center screen is the part of the infotainment system which comes with integrated Apple Car Play and Android Auto support. The standard equipment also includes a USB port, split-folding rear seat, and automatic emergency braking. The level of refinement can be boosted with automatic climate control, two USB chargers, heated seats, navigation, etc. There are also various color options for the new Hyundai Venue including the two-tone patterns. The model will offer 15-inch wheels on the base variant and offer 17-inch units as an option.
The safety equipment will also include lane keep assist, collision warning and blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert.
2020 Hyundai Venue: Performance
The new 2020 Hyundai Venue won’t give you a chance to chose between different engine options. Hyundai presented the model with the single inline-4 engine and two transmission units.
A 1.6-liter inline-4 engine will motivate the Venue with 121 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission will be standard and continuously variable automatic unit optional. There will be just a two-wheel drive option.
Hyundai hasn’t revealed the fuel efficiency of the model. Considering that similar unit in the Ascent earns up to 32 mpg combined a similar score should be with the new Venue model.
2020 Hyundai Venue: Release, Price
The new rugged 2020 Hyundai Venue crossover SUV will try to attract younger buyers with its chunky look and a long list of available equipment. The model will appear in the showrooms in the last quarter of 2019.
The Venue will be more affordable Hyundai crossover SUV than the Kona. Hyundai hasn’t revealed the price of Venue but it will start below the base Kona which goes for $20, 000. Expect the base version around $18, 000.