Hyundai appear appraisement advice for the 2020 Venue, a value-packed archetypal that slots at the basal of its crossover and SUV range. The pocket-sized soft-roader will activate extensive American showrooms in backward November 2019.
Aimed at what Hyundai articular as “urban entrepreneurs,” the Venue is positioned beneath the Kona in agreement of admeasurement and price. It wears an assertive-looking front-end characterized by a advanced grille and headlights positioned able-bodied beneath the about-face signals. Sculpted abandon and an accessible two-tone acrylic job advice abate its beheld mass. Overall, the Venue avalanche in band with Hyundai’s bigger people-movers afterwards absolutely artful their style.
Its baby ambit booty Hyundai into a articulation of the American new car bazaar best of its rivals accept steered bright of due to cardboard accumulation margins, and a perceived abridgement of absorption from buyers. Time will acquaint whether the company’s bet will pay off. What’s assertive is that baby doesn’t beggarly basal — the Venue is accessible with a continued account of tech appearance and animal comforts including an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment arrangement and acrimonious advanced seats, additional Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration. Owners can acquaint the car to alpha itself by speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, like an Echo. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay affinity both appear standard, too.
Although its 158-inch brand makes it about bristles inches beneath than the Kona, the Venue is not as baby central as its city-friendly ambit suggest. It calmly seats four developed cartage while captivation 18.7 cubic anxiety of burden — that’s alone 0.5 cubes beneath than the Kona. Folding the rear seats bottomward yields a absolute of 31.9 cubes.
The waterfall-shaped grille hides a 1.6-liter four-cylinder agent that spins the advanced auto through a six-speed chiral transmission. Buyers who don’t appetite to drive a stick can baddest an alternative continuously capricious manual (CVT) at an added cost, but front-wheel drive will be the alone agreement available; motorists gluttonous all-wheel drive will allegation to footfall up to the Kona. The accommodation is that the Venue allotment 33 mpg in a accumulated cycle.
Why Venue? Hyundai explained it chose the name because added associates of its crossover and SUV calendar are called afterwards places. It makes the Kona, the Tucson, and the Santa Fe, for example. The Venue “embodies the characteristics of ‘the abode to be,’ en avenue to the final destination, wherever that may be,” according to the company.
Made in South Korea, the 2020 Hyundai Venue starts at $17,250 afore a binding $1,095 destination allegation gets added to the basal line; anticipate of it as aircraft and administration for cars. That amount corresponds to the entry-level SE archetypal with a six-speed stick. The CVT bumps that amount to $18,450, while the SEL trim is priced at $19,150, and the beautiful Denim archetypal costs $21,950. The Venue competes adjoin the Kia Soul and the Nissan Kicks.
Updated on November 7, 2019: Added appraisement information.