The "Venue" was revealed today in New York as a value-packed urban adventurer, Hyundai's most affordable SUV, arriving October 2019.
Almost everything you can ask for in an entry-level CUV can be found in the first-ever 2020 Hyundai Venue. Pricing will start under $19,000 (U.S.) with a wide range standard and optional features that together make it unlike anything else in the segment. Some of these being the 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, 110.6 cubic feet of total interior volume, 8-inch navigation system, driver assistance technologies, 8 exterior colors, two-tone roof and bold styling similar to other new and refreshed Hyundai's.
A 1.6-liter engine with 6-speed manual or IVT automatic seems to be the only powertrain configuration on what we believe will be more than two trim levels (peak gas mileage within the 30-33 mpg range is possible). Hyundai hasn't revealed much, but we do know base owners will get standard features like the 8-inch infotainment system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), 15-inch wheels, rear 60/40 split seats, gray or black cloth interior, some active safety systems (lane control, automatic braking and blind-spot warning) and flexible cargo.
Some optional items for base owners and those only offered on higher trim Venue's will be a navigation system, fast charging and data reading dual USB's, heated front seats and side view mirrors, drive modes with snow mode for optimized FWD performance, attractive 17-inch alloys, fun exterior colors and an advanced instrument cluster display read out.
So far the Venue is proving it will be another hit from Hyundai, positioned to convert subcompact car owners or just anyone wanting a CUV with little compromise.
As we learn more in the coming weeks and months, where ever the Venue falls short, might be made up for with its competitive MSRP and rich standard features.