Hyundai Venue Launched To U.S. Media In Miami, Florida

January 10, 2020 by Hyundai

All-New 2020 Hyundai Venue Brings Style, Functionality and Fun to an Entry Level SUV at an Economical Starting Price of $17,350

Scenic Urban Setting Compliments 'Right-Sized' SUV for City Living
Venue SUV Demonstrates Functionality and Maneuverability with Confident Suspension Dynamics and Suite of Connectivity Conveniences
High-efficiency 1.6-liter Dual-port Injection 4-cylinder Engine Coupled with Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
Venue Offers Abundant Standard Safety Features

MIAMI, January 10, 2020 – Hyundai introduces the latest addition to its U.S. SUV family, the Hyundai 2020 Venue, at an exclusive media event in Miami, Florida. Venue is packed with premium driver safety and convenience technologies with a seamless combination of style and versatility. Venue joins its larger SUV siblings, including the 2019 North American Utility of the Year Kona and Kona Electric, and the Tucson, Santa Fe, Palisade and NEXO hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles. Venue is built in Ulsan, Korea and is on sale at Hyundai dealerships across the country.

Hyundai Venue Launched To U.S. Media In Miami, Florida

Venue conveys a fun, yet functional design in a versatile and modern compact package. For those constantly on-the-go, Venue offers ease of adaptability to the fast-paced urban entrepreneur lifestyle many consumers seek. From everyday workplace activities to weekend fun, Venue is a great fit in accommodating busy lifestyles with an abundance of fun and practical features, including seamless safety, versatility and connectivity.

'The Venue is a feature-filled, comfortable and convenient vehicle in a small but practical package,' said Mike O'Brien, vice president Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America. 'For consumers seeking modern, forward-thinking and iconic design, connectivity, maneuverability and protection in various driving environments, Venue fits the bill perfectly.'

The stylish Venue includes improved powertrain efficiencies, premium comfort and convenience and numerous standard safety features.

EXTERIOR DIFFERENTIATION

The design of the new Venue exhibits compact but confident body forms, delivering a new interpretation of Hyundai's signature design language. The side profile showcases full-volume wheel arches and strong character lines, while the cascading grille incorporates Hyundai's signature forward-looking visage found on both Kona and NEXO SUVs. The unique front lamp layout separates the turn lamps and headlamps and features optional premium LED headlights with LED daylight running lights. The unique Venue body character line carries through the profile to the tail lamps. A power sunroof is also an option. Venue is available with striking 17-inch or 15-inch alloy wheels along with standard 15-inch steel wheels. Its impressive aerodynamics visualized by the rear spoiler and rear fascia asymmetric block help improve efficiency while maintaining its unique sense of style.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Venue's inviting interior offers intuitive controls and forward-thinking design. Available convenience features such as Dual USBs, a 3.5-inch TFT instrument cluster display to illustrate useful information, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, Bluetooth® hands-free capability and automatic temperature controls are all offered. The leather-wrapped steering wheel provides daily comfort for the driver and added convenience, with audio controls and cruise control easily accessible.

Additional available interior convenience features include a proximity key with push-button start, heated front seats and side view mirrors.

Venue's appealing interior space and comfortable cabin provide adequate roominess for the versatile urban commuter. Venue comes standard with a 60/40 split, flat-folding rear seatback to maximize utility for various trips, like the local farmer's market or transporting musical instruments. Venue's SUV styling cues and utility make it an ideal alternative to many subcompact cars. The cargo space features a rear cargo cover for added privacy that can be conveniently stowed when not in use. The dual-level cargo floor feature provides flexibility to have the floor of the cargo area in either the top position-level with the seats when folded down, or at a lower position to accommodate more cargo.

ADVANCED SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES

Venue includes an abundant list of standard safety features including: six airbags – front (2), side-impact (2) and side air curtain (2), seatbelt pre-tensioner with force limiters, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Traction Control System (TCS). VSM helps maintain the steering control of the vehicle during an emergency braking situation or under adverse driving conditions. The feature also includes Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) which balances braking forces at each wheel when the car is dynamically loaded and Brake Assist, enabling the driver to provide maximum ABS-level braking force when an emergency stop is detected.

Venue also offers a suite of advanced safety technologies (ADAS) for a strong sense of protection in an entry-level vehicle.

    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) uses the car's front-facing camera to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking autonomously in case no driver intervention is detected after a system warning
    • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) helps prevent accidental lane departure by sensing road markings and may automatically steer the car if necessary
    • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) helps detect approaching vehicles that may be obscured from view during highway driving (optional)
    • Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system monitors a spectrum of driver-related characteristics to help detect driver fatigue or careless driving
    • Rear Collision Cross-Traffic Warning (RCCW) helps detect when a vehicle may have entered a car's rearward path providing a driver alert (optional)
    • Drive Modes includes a Snow mode for improved forward mobility (optional)

Each of these advanced systems provides a confident driving experience during various urban adventures.

AVAILABLE HYUNDAI SMARTSENSE FEATURES

Category

Feature

Name

Application

Driving Safety

Forward Collision

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) w/ Pedestrian Detection

STD

Blind Spot

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

OPT/STD Denim

Lane Guidance

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

STD

High Beam

High Beam Assist (HBA)

STD

Driver Attention

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

STD

Parking Safety

Rear Cross Traffic

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

OPT/STD Denim

ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY/MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

Venue includes advanced technologies that enhance driver confidence and convenience delivering the best technology value in the entry SUV segment. Venue's advanced infotainment system features an eight-inch color Display Audio touchscreen system and rearview camera. The eight-inch display includes both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, for intuitive operation of the most commonly-used smartphone functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio and voice-controlled search capabilities as standard. Navigation is an available option on the SEL trim and comes standard on the Denim trim. The system includes free Real-Time Traffic provided by HD Radio and free map updates which are included via Hyundai Blue Link Multimedia/Map updates for three years.

For convenient remote-starting Venue on cold winter mornings, Hyundai has available Blue Link® integrations with Amazon Alexa™ and Google Assistant™. These integrations work by simply asking an Alexa or Google Assistant–enabled device, like an Amazon Echo™ or Google Home™, to start their car. Voice commands will be sent to Hyundai vehicles only after Alexa or Google Home prompts owners for their Blue Link Personal Identification Number (PIN). Additionally, Hyundai has enhanced the Remote Start with Climate Control feature to include control of the rear defroster and heated side mirrors (if equipped) into the Blue Link mobile app and the all-new MyHyundai.com.  

Venue's Blue Link feature introduces our new Vehicle Status service providing consumers real-time updates, such as, if your hood, trunk and doors are closed or if you locked the vehicle. Venue Blue Link-equipped models include three years of complimentary Blue Link services, with enhanced safety, diagnostic, remote and voice guidance services, made simpler by voice assist capabilities from Google. Blue Link also brings connectivity directly into the car with technologies such as Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.

Blue Link features can be accessed via buttons on the rearview mirror, the MyHyundai.com web portal, the My Hyundai with Blue Link smartphone app, the Amazon® Alexa Blue Link skill and the Blue Link Google Assistant app. The latest release of the Blue Link smartphone app includes:

    • A more advanced version of Remote Start to turn on front and rear defrosters and heat the side mirrors.
    • Widgets provided for easy access to remote features.
    • Ability to send Point-of-Interest data to vehicle navigation system (if so equipped).
    • Access to Blue Link notification settings.
    • Blue Link commands are 'native' to Google Assistant


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