2020 Hyundai Venue slips under Kona and Creta
With the crossover game heating up to volcanic proportions, automakers are churning out models to plug all gaps that they can find in their lineup. Hyundai is one of them and they have revealed the Venue, their new sub-compact crossover. It will slot under the Kona and Creta crossovers in the Korean company’s lineup.
The design of the Venue is an adaptation of the Kona’s design. The fascia takes cues from Hyundai’s family design shared by the Kona, Santa Fe, and Palisade. The projector headlamps are mounted on the bumper with square LED DRLs surrounding them.
In dimensions, it is 13cm shorter and 3.05cm narrower than the Kona. It is 1.52cm taller though. This translates to less interior space than the bigger Kona. At the rear, things are a bit more elegant with a clean tail lamp design and a square-ish SUV outline. Available in 8 different colors, the Venue can also be had in dual-tone paint schemes.
A 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine powers the Kona. Though Hyundai has not revealed any power output, they have announced that it will return a fuel economy figure of 7.1 l/100 km.
Inside the Venue, there is an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment screen along with a 3.5-inch display in the instrument cluster. With the Denim exterior colour, an option of Denim cloth and leatherette interior can also be had. Forward collision assist, lane keep assist, blind spot collision warning, driver attention warning, and rear cross-traffic warning are the safety tech offered with the Venue.
Intended for markets such as India, it is unclear if the little car will be offered in the UAE and other GCC countries.