Get ready for a Hyundai crossover SUV even more affordable than the Kona which starts at $20,000.
The Korean brand on Wednesday unveiled a new entry-level SUV dubbed the Venue at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and confirmed the showroom appearance will follow in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The Venue is a subcompact SUV that measures 158.9 inches in length, or about 5 inches less than the Kona, and it has four doors and seating for five. With the rear seats folded flat, you're looking at roughly 32 cubic-feet of storage.
Although small, the Venue borrows styling from Hyundai's larger Santa Fe and Palisade SUVs (the latter is also a new addition to Hyundai's SUV lineup for 2020). Up front is Hyundai's cascade grille design and the split headlight theme used on the Korean brand's SUVs. There's also a floating roof design and square-shaped taillights.
2020 Hyundai Venue
Just one powertrain has been announced, in this case a 1.6-liter inline-4. Hyundai hasn't mentioned power but said the Venue should return up to 33 mpg combined. Drive is to the front wheels and buyers will be able to choose between a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission.
Hyundai has also loaded the Venue with a surprising level of technology despite it being an entry-level vehicle. Included, either standard or available, will be an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a driving modes selector with Snow mode, a rearview camera, and heated front seats and side mirrors.
There will also be electronic driver aids including collision warning, lane keep assist, and blind spot and rear cross traffic warning.