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[PHOTOS] 2020 Hyundai Venue Targets Entry-Level SUV Buyers

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The 2020 Hyundai Venue debuted today at the New York International Auto Show, taking its place as the smallest SUV in the Korean automaker’s lineup.

“The all-new Venue might be small in size, but it’s big on practicality and personality,” said Mike O’Brien, Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of product, corporate, and digital planning. “Its bold and unique character sets it apart from other SUVs on the market, offering a unique, entry-level vehicle for those consumers seeking savvy design with an abundance of standard safety, technology, and connectivity features.”

Design-wise, the 2020 Venue is built with a bold, upright stance that sets it apart from the Kona, the next-largest SUV offered by Hyundai — while retaining a similar grille and headlight scheme. The Venue will be offered in eight colors, including vibrant options like Scarlet Red, Intense Blue, and Green Apple.

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The Venue is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder Smartstream engine that can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic Intelligent Variable Transmission. Hyundai hasn’t released specs for this engine but says the Venue should get about 33 combined mpg.

Inside, the Venue offers space aimed at the “versatile urban commuter.” This includes a dual-level cargo floor and 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space — or 31.9 cubic feet when the 60/40 flat-folding rear seats are down. Interior amenities include an 8-inch color display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, available navigation and Bluetooth hands-free phone technology, an available Rear View Monitor, and available heated front seats. The Venue also offers Blue Link services like remote start and climate control through Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

The Venue doesn’t stint on safety features, offering this suite of advanced systems: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Warning.

Look for the 2020 Hyundai Venue to hit dealerships sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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