HYUNDAI INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER 2020 VENUE SUV TO TOP U.S. MEDIA IN THE SUNSHINE COAST OF AUSTRALIA
•Scenic Sunshine Coast Region Selected for Initial Ú.S. Media Impressions
•Stylish and Affordable Venue SÚV Demonstrates Functionality and Maneuverability
•High-efficiency 1.6-liter Dual-port Injection 4-cylinder engine Coupled with Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
•Venue Offers Enhanced Safety through Abundant Standard Safety FeaturesNoosa, Queensland, Australia, Sept. 18, 2019 –
Hyundai today introduced the latest addition to its Ú.S. Market SÚV family, the Hyundai Venue, at an exclusive media event in Australia's Sunshine Coast region. Venue is packed with a host of premium driver safety and convenience technologies and is the perfect fit for those seeking a seamless combination of style and versatility. Venue joins its larger SÚV siblings including the North American Útility of the Year Kona and Kona Electric, Tucson, Santa Fe, Palisade and NEXO hydrogen fuel- cell-powered vehicle. Hyundai first introduced the Venue to global media at the 2019 New York International Auto Show earlier this year. Venue will be built in Úlsan, Korea and will arrive in Hyundai dealerships by the end of this year.
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 urban entrepreneur lifestyle many consumers seek in today's fast-paced environment. 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 an exceptional level of safety.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 SÚVs. 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 alloy wheels along with standard 15-inch alloy wheels. Its impressive aerodynamics visualized by the rear shark-fin 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 ÚSBs, 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 SÚV 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 optional advanced safety technologies 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
•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
•Drive Modes includes a Snow mode for improved forward mobility
Each of these advanced systems provides a confident driving experience during various urban adventures.
ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY/MÚLTIMEDIA SYSTEMS
Venue introduces advanced technologies that enhance driver confidence and convenience. 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. Venue's available navigation system includes free Real-Time Traffic provided by HERE and free map updates are included via Hyundai Blue Link Multimedia/Map Úpdates for three years.
For convenience 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.POWERTRAIN
Fuel efficiency is a top purchase consideration, and Venue meets this need via Hyundai's new Smartstream 1.6-liter, Dual- Port Injection (DPI) four-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT). The DPI engine's fuel injection occurs at the beginning of the intake stroke to decrease cylinder-wall-wetting, improving fuel economy and decreasing emissions. The engine is paired with Hyundai's Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) automatic. The engine delivers 121 horsepower at 6,300 rpm (estimated) and 113 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,500 (estimated). Hyundai's first, internally-developed, proprietary IVT offers a shift-control strategy that enhances shift response by continually modulating pulley pressure according to changing driving conditions. Matching gear ratios to engine operating conditions provides a number of benefits including smooth transition of engine operating speeds and improved fuel efficiency.
Based on internal Hyundai testing using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) methodology, Venue is projected to deliver up to 32 miles per gallon (City/Highway combined). The integrated thermal management module (TMM), replaces the traditional thermostat to increase cooling efficiency by temperature control of each port including radiator, automatic transmission fluid cooler and heater.Source - Hyundai