Hyundai has been hustling to expand each the breadth and top quality of its SUV lineup, and it is now introduced the 2020 Venue, an all-new entry-level crossover at the 2019 New York Auto Show. It is even smaller sized than the brand’s subcompact Kona but shares its chunky and chiseled fantastic appears, including—at least in upper trims—having a comparable grille, LED lights, and cuboid headlights. The Venue is the seventh model to join Hyundai’s SUV lineup, which was lately topped off by the eight-passenger Palisade.
Below the hood, a 1.six-liter 4-cylinder engine performs with a six-speed manual or a CVT automatic. Hyundai predicts as higher as 33 mpg on the highway—we’re assuming that is with the CVT—but no other fuel-economy information have but been released. Nor, for that matter, has Hyundai stated the engine’s output, but figure it is not going to be a powerhouse. Similarly, there’s no mention of all-wheel drive the Venue is front-drive only, with Hyundai touting a Snow powertrain mode to support in inclement climate.
The small ute is fitted with normal (and presumably steel) 15-inch wheels, even though optional 17s aluminum wheels are offered. It is offered in eight shades: Black Noir, Ceramic White, Steller Silver, Galactic Gray, Scarlet Red, Intense Blue, Green Apple, and Denim. Although interior selections are for the most component restricted to gray or black cloth, the Denim paint can be paired with a denim-colored cloth and leatherette interior and a white roof. Other selections contain two-tone colour selections for the roof, mirrors, and many trim.
The Venue measures 158.9 extended, 69.7 wide, and 61.six inches tall, and has a wheelbase of 99.two inches. For reference, it is five.1 inches shorter in length and 1.two inches narrower than the Kona. Even so, according to Hyundai, total interior space is 111 cubic feet, only three shy of the Kona. With the rear seats up, cargo space is practically the very same at 18.7 versus 19.two cubic feet, though space is far more pinched with the 60/40-split seats folded, at 31.9 cubes against the Kona’s 45.eight. A dual-level cargo floor permits for bigger things when in the reduced position or supplies a handy out-of-sight stowage space when placed larger.
The driver grips a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the Venue provides heated front seats and side mirrors, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and an eight.-inch colour screen audio technique that is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant functionality is component of Hyundai’s Blue Hyperlink technique, by way of which app you can now remote get started the car or truck such as activating the rear-window and side-mirror defrosters, if equipped. Regular security goodies contain forward collision-avoidance help, lane-maintaining help, blind-spot monitoring, driver-focus warning, and rear cross-website traffic alert.
The Hyundai Kona begins a hair below $20,000, and the firm says the Venue will be its most cost-effective. Pencil in $18,000 or so to get started for the Venue, which arrives at dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year.