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2020 Hyundai Venue Revealed here later this year

The 2020 Hyundai Venue has been revealed at the New York Motor Show and will arrive here towards the end of the year.

The 2020 Hyundai Venue will slot in beneath the Kona when it arrives in Australia later this year. Being the smallest, it will be the most affordable Hyundai SUV (pricing hasn’t been announced) and will arrive in Australia via Hyundai Ulsan factory in Korea.

Speaking at the reveal in New York, Mike O’Brien, vice president of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America, said, “The all-new Venue might be small in size, but it’s big on practicality and personality.

“Its bold and unique character sets it apart from other SUVs on the market, offering a unique, entry-level vehicle for those consumers seeking savvy design with an abundance of standard safety, technology and connectivity features.”

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2020 Hyundai Venue Revealed

Venue borrows the Cascading Grille design used on the Kona and NEXO, including LED lights and cube-shaped headlights which carry through to the taillights. Venue will be available with 15- and 17-inch alloys.

“The Hyundai SUV line-up can be compared with the pieces on a chess board,” said SangYup Lee, executive vice president of design, Hyundai Motor Group. “Our new Palisade is the King, but we are missing the smaller piece. And that’s where Venue comes in. It may be small, but its unique and bold design sets it apart from the rest of the pack,” he explained.

“We can see the Hyundai look in Venue but there is a unique quality that will appeal to individual customer’s tastes and preferences in a way that sets it apart from the other SUVs in our line-up.”

The key differences between Venue and Kona:

 

Venue

Kona

Difference

Dimensions (mm)

 

 

 

Overall Length

4036

4166

-130

Overall Width

1770

1801

-31

Overall Height

1565

1549

16

Wheelbase

2520

26001

-81

Interior (cubic litres)

 

 

 

Total Interior Volume

3132

3208

-76

Passenger Interior

2602

2665

-63

Volume

530

544

14

Cargo Capacity, Rear

903

1297

394

The Venue will be available with Hyundai 1.6-litre four-cylinder Gamma engine which the brand said has been tweaked to improve efficiency – it will be front wheel drive only. And it will offer Hyundai’s complete SmartSense active safety suite, including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, driver attention warning, and rear cross traffic alert.

2020 Hyundai Venue Revealed

On the inside, the dashboard is dominated by an 8.0-ich infotainment screen offering sat-nav and Apple and Android connectivity. Hyundai claims the 60:40 split-fold rear seats can be folded flat, for, wait for it, “those trips to the farmer’s market or transporting musical instruments”.

2020 Hyundai Venue Revealed


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.