The new Hyundai Venue SUV marks a fresh entry point to the Hyundai range, priced from $19,990 MLP.
With the deletion of the Accent, the Venue has 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.
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 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.
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.
The Venue comes with either a 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 the 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.
|1.6 MPi||6 speed manual||$19,990||$21,490||–|
|6 speed automatic||$21,990||$23,490||$25,490|
Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP). Price excludes delivery and on road costs.
|6 airbags||– High Beam Assist (HBA)||Rear view 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|
Keeping Assist – Line/|
|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 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|