Noosa, Queensland, Australia, Sept. 18, 2019 – Hyundai today introduced the latest addition to its U.S. Market SUV 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 SUV siblings including the North American Utility 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 Ulsan, 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.
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 shark-fin spoiler and rear fascia asymmetric block help improve efficiency while maintaining its unique sense of style.
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 for a strong sense of protection in an entry-level vehicle.
Each of these advanced systems provides a confident driving experience during various urban adventures.
ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY/MULTIMEDIA 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 Updates 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.
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.
Venue’s suspension tuning provides passenger comfort and confident vehicle control. Venue’s suspension and steering offer a combination of control, balance, optimization and ground clearance to achieve utility and maneuverability in a small vehicle footprint.
Venue offers an advanced traction control stability mode that includes Normal (fuel economy) and Snow (low traction) modes for improved front-wheel drive road performance. A special traction tuning for snow optimizes available traction and driver control in adverse conditions. Venue also features Torque Vectoring Brake Based (TVBB) cornering systems to enhance performance and safety in various turning conditions.
Seven colors are available, including: Black Noir Pear, Ceramic White, Scarlet Red Pearl, Intense Blue, Stellar Silver, Galactic Gray and Green Apple. The Denim color is exclusively featured on the Denim edition along with a contrasting white roof and select trim pieces. The Venue interior includes both black and grey selections.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
At Hyundai Motor America, we believe everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars to the way we treat the people who drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to create a better experience for customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.
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