Hyundai unveiled its new Venue crossover at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The 2020 Hyundai Venue is the company’s newest subcompact crossover. It will slot below the Kona model in terms of dimensions. The venue delivers a very compact and upscale design. And despite its smaller size, the interior room is good for four adults.
The cabin will be upscale as well and optional features will equip this crossover to a luxury level. Under the hood, Venue will feature a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit comes with solid power but the main goal is great fuel efficiency. On top of that, the 2020 Venue comes with a manual gearbox.
2020 Hyundai Venue Design and Colors
The 2020 Hyundai Venue will compete in the subcompact crossover segment. This model will slot behind the Kona model and it will be five inches shorter. The 2020 Venue crossover will ride on a 99.2-inch wheelbase, which is relatively small. Smaller than the Accent model and shorter than Kona. Venue borrows some cues and elements from the larger company’s crossovers. That includes the headlights and daytime running lights. The venue comes with numerous high-contrast color schemes.
That includes colors such as Intense Blue, Denim, Green Apple and Scarlet Red. All mentioned paints can be paired with a white roof. The two-tone exterior color scheme also delivers white roof rails and side mirrors. Korean automaker offers 15-inch wheels as standard and 17-inch wheels as an option. The front fascia comes with a waterfall-shaped grille which is the highlight of the front end.
Stunning and Roomy Interior
Despite its compact dimensions, the 2020 Hyundai Venue will offer solid interior room. You can fit four adults inside the cabin with no problems at all. The rear seats are folded in a 60/40 configuration and cargo area is rated at 18.7 cubic feet. Folding the rear seats flat provides 31.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The cabin sports a black or gray cloth upholstery as standard. However, optional leather upholstery finished in Denim color looks very premium.
New Venue adds numerous driver-assistance features and safety aids. That includes features such as a driver-attention monitor, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring. Trim levels are not specified yet. However, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen will be standard across all trims. Besides the touchscreen and cloth upholstery, Venue offers standard USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the bonnet, all trim levels will ride on a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. This unit is borrowed from the Accent model. It comes with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. However, a CVT gearbox will be optional. Also, the front-wheel-drive system is standard and all-wheel-drive will be optional. Small four-cylinder engine produces 121 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque.
On the other hand, the 2020 Hyundai Venue is not about power, but good fuel efficiency. And South Korean automaker managed exactly that. The 2020 Venue is rated at 33 mpg combined. Loading AWD configuration will lower fuel economy numbers, but not significantly.
2020 Hyundai Venue Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2020 Hyundai Venue will hit the dealerships later in 2019. The subcompact crossover will also become available in the United States, also before 2020. A pricing list is not available yet. However, we can expect the starting price at around $20,000 for the base model.