Images of the 2020 Hyundai Venue are showing up online, starting a teaser, leaks of the production model and now official sketches from Hyundai, and they reveal a lot.
This comes a couple weeks ahead of its April 17 global debut at the New York International Auto Show that will feature an interactive augmented reality experience. Fortunately, you can enjoy the real-world scenario that will play out, from the comfort of your own home and without the need for virtual-reality goggles or glasses, once the event goes live at 10:45am EST on HyundaiUSA.com.
What we can learn from the images and information out so far is that, this all-new CUV will be sized and priced below the Hyundai Kona and feature a mix the brands latest styling, as seen on the new Santa Fe and Palisade; the signature cascading grille, two stage headlight setup and LED daytime running lights.
For anyone that noticed, the sketches reveal design elements on the Venue's exterior that are similar to some Range Rover models. These being the floating roof, headlights tucked under the hood, belt line position and how it incorporates both ends of the Venue, and the overall “boxy, bold, bull-doggy character.”
Said to start as a sub-$20k (U.S.) product, the spied pre-production model interior (eastern market) features enough from the sketches such as the infotainment display, dashboard and center console layout, and functionality similar to non-electric versions of the Kona. Given what the "Venue" name means, which by Hyundai's definition "embodies the characteristics of the place to be" as an “entry crossover utility vehicle for urban entrepreneurs,” it might be fair to expect a more attractive cabin at launch.
Deliveries begin in India (and likely other eastern markets) around late April 2019 with September said for North America.