Hi there, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with yesterday’s media release from Hyundai.
Whenever I notice something important, I generally provide the press release from the particular manufacturer. This one announces the 2020 Hyundai Venue. If you then have a need or want to purchase the new model, you can always contact me directly or through my Car Broker business – Car Business.
In any case, if you’re a car person, it’s always nice to be able to read the latest and greatest from the auto industry, isn’t it?
September 3 2019
Hyundai Venue compact SUV: Fits anywhere, stands out everywhere
• Bold new Hyundai Venue combines SUV styling and practicality with light-car economy and manoeuvrability
• High level of standard active safety equipment for its price point and size
• Convenience and connectivity comes standard with an 8” touch screen multimedia system incorporating Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
• Venue Go priced from $19,990 MLP
The bold new Venue SUV marks a fresh entry point to the Hyundai range, arriving in September priced from $19,990 MLP.
Venue will become the Hyundai SUV entry point to a broad small car range, offering the road presence and interior space of an SUV, combined with the parking ease, economy and manoeuvrability of a light car.
Headlining an array of standard equipment in new Venue is an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit featuring Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a reversing camera.
Hyundai’s SmartSense™ safety suite is standard in every Venue and incorporates Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA-L/R), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA) and tyre-pressure monitoring.
A three-grade line-up provides a new Venue to suit every customer, each with a flexible and economical 1.6-litre MPi engine, front-wheel drive and a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions depending on the model grade.
Hyundai Venue: Range Overview
In addition to standard connectivity and safety equipment, the range-opening Venue Go also features dusk-sensing headlights, hill-assist control system, cruise control and six airbags.
The Hyundai Venue Active adds Rear Parking Distance Warning (PDW-R) system, LED daytime running lights, powered folding exterior mirrors with LED side repeaters, alloy wheels, and leather-appointed steering wheel and gear knob.
Stepping up to the Venue Elite, customers also get Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) systems, an 8.0-inch satellite navigation system, climate control, LED taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a distinctive two-tone roof. “The new Venue is ahead of the curve, offering customers a high level of value in a practical and well-equipped compact SUV,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, JW Lee said.
“As our new range-entry model, the Venue combines the rugged looks and practical benefits of an SUV and a light car, with advanced safety technology at an attractive price point,” he said.
Hyundai Venue: Features
Hyundai Venue is powered by a 90kW, 151Nm 1.6-litre MPi engine featuring dual continuously variable valve timing (D-CVVT) and a two-stage variable intake system designed to maximise low-end torque and drivability.
Customers can choose either an efficient six-speed manual or smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission in Venue Go and Active – Venue Elite features a six-speed automatic only.
A Drive Mode system in Venue automatic variants allows customers to choose a powertrain setting that best suits their driving style. In addition, an all-new Traction Mode system offers unique traction control calibrations suited to snow, mud or sand driving.
Venue benefits from a comprehensive Australian-specific chassis tune that delivers playful dynamics together with ride sophistication that is more commonly associated with larger vehicles.
Exhaustive suspension testing and tuning by Australian engineers took place both at the Hyundai Namyang Research and Development Centre in Korea as well as a range of harsh and challenging Australian roads.
Venue applies Hyundai’s signature cascading grille and stacked headlight design to convey a bold road presence. Exaggerated wheel-arches build on the frontal styling to create a squat and athletic stance that is enhanced by strong character lines.
An intuitive, practical and robust interior design complements Venue’s rugged exterior image. The cabin is headlined by a large tablet-style 8.0-inch multimedia display, and provides a sophisticated ambience through the use of black, grey and denim-coloured interior trim combinations.
Venue provides a high level of practicality that SUV buyers demand, with an abundance of clever solutions that help maximise the use of interior space and allow a generous 355-litre luggage space.
Engine Transmission Go Active Elite
1.6 MPi 6 speed manual $19,990 $21,490 –
6 speed automatic $21,990 $23,490 $25,490
Option Pricing Go Active Elite
Metallic/mica paint $495 $495 $495
Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP). Price excludes delivery and on-road costs.
Venue Go 1.6 MPi
6 airbags – High Beam Assist (HBA) Rearview camera
SmartSense™ safety, including; Electronic Stability Control (ESC) 15” steel wheels
– Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) – City/Urban/Interurban/ Pedestrian (camera type) Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) 8” touchscreen radio system
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) 4 speakers
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
– Driver Attention Warning (DAW) Auto dusk-sensing headlights Bluetooth connectivity
– Lane Keeping Assist – Line/
Road-Edge (LKA-L/R) Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Cruise control
3.5” TFT LCD instrument cluster Hyundai Auto Link (Bluetooth®)
Venue Active 1.6 MPi
Key specifications above Go:
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) 6 speakers Front centre console armrest
Parking Distance Warning – Rear Power folding exterior mirrors Leather appointed steering
15” alloy wheels w/ LED side repeaters wheel and gear knob
Venue Elite 1.6 MPi
Key specifications above Active:
Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) Two-tone roof & side mirrors Cloth seats with a premium finish
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning 8” satellite navigation system bolsters
17” alloy wheels Auto up/down function on Front USB power outlet
LED rear combination lights driver’s power window Climate control
Rear privacy glass