Hyundai has released a single teaser image for a forthcoming crossover which will sit under the Kona in the brand’s lineup.
The 2020 Hyundai Venue is a sub-compact SUV that gets its name from “a place where people want to be seen, or in this case, inside the vehicle”.
The new Venue will be shown for the first time at next month’s New York Auto Show, and will be the smallest SUV Hyundai has ever made.
Of course, the company is keeping quiet about the details of the new vehicle, with this picture showing us the first glimpse of new Venue, and we’ll see the full vehicle when it’s revealed on April 17.
However, what we do know is that it will use the same platform as the Kia Stonic, which went on sale a couple of years ago.
As for the styling, we’re going to see something that fits in with the current Hyundai crossover design language, so there could be a split headlight arrangement, similar to the Kona and the Santa Fe.
Hyundai will likely make a big deal about the packaging and how well it will swallow luggage, but bear in mind this won’t be a big car.
It’s doubtful that a vehicle of this size will get all-wheel-drive, however it could receive hill descent control and a possible snow or low friction mode to aid traction in cold climates.
Under the hood is likely to be the same range of engines as found in the Stonic, meaning either a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol three-cylinder, a 1.4-liter turbo-diesel or a 1.4-liter petrol four-cylinder.
Depending on the market, both six-speed manual and dual-clutch transmissions will be offered.
Inside, expect to find the usual host of driver assist technologies with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment setup as an option, which will include Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
It should also be very safe, with the company aiming for a five-star EuroNCAP result.
We’ll bring you more details as they come to light.