Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification of its pint-sized Venue SUV, which arrives this month from $19,990 before on-road costs; making it one of the cheapest SUVs on the market, replacing the Accent as Hyundai’s new entry-level model.
Offered in three variants, the price opener Venue Go model comes with a six-speed manual, while a six-speed automatic costs an extra $2,000. The mid-range Venue Active retails for $21,490 (manual) and $23,490 (auto), while the range-topping Elite is auto only at $25,490.
Headlining the standard equipment list in every new Venue is an 8.0-inch touchscreen featuring Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a reversing camera.
Every model also comes with Hyundai’s SmartSense safety suite incorporating Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA-L/R), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA) and tyre-pressure monitoring.
All three variants are powered by a 90kW/151Nm 1.6-litre MPi four-cylinder petrol engine featuring dual continuously variable valve timing (D-CVVT) and a two-stage variable intake system driving the front wheels.
A Drive Mode system in Venue automatic variants allows customers to choose a powertrain setting that best suits their driving style. In addition, an all-new Traction Mode system offers unique traction control calibrations suited to snow, mud or sand driving.
Like all Australian delivered Hyundai’s, the Venue benefits from Australian-specific chassis tune that promises to deliver “playful dynamics” along with ride comfort “more commonly associated with larger vehicles.”
At 4,036mm long, the Venue is 130mm shorter than the Hyundai Kona, while its 1,565mm height makes it slightly taller than its bigger brother.
|Venue Go||1.6 MPi|
|6 airbags||– High Beam Assist (HBA)||Rear view camera|
|SmartSense safety, including;||Electronic Stability Control (ESC)||15” steel wheels|
|– Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) – City/Urban/Interurban/ Pedestrian (camera type)||Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)||8” touchscreen radio system|
|Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)||4 speakers|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring System||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto|
|– Driver Attention Warning (DAW)||Auto dusk sensing headlights||Bluetooth connectivity|
|– Lane Keeping Assist – Line/|
|Daytime Running Lights (DRL)||Cruise control|
|3.5” TFT LCD instrument cluster||Hyundai Auto Link (Bluetooth®)|
|Venue Active||1.6 MPi|
|Key specifications above Go:|
|LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)||6 speakers||Front centre console armrest|
|Parking Distance Warning – Rear||Power folding exterior mirrors||Leather appointed steering|
|15” alloy wheels||w/ LED side repeaters||wheel and gear knob|
|Venue Elite||1.6 MPi|
|Key specifications above Active:|
|Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)||Two-tone roof & side mirrors||Cloth seats with premium finish|
|Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning||8” satellite navigation system||bolsters|
|17” alloy wheels||Auto up/down function on||Front USB power outlet|
|LED rear combination lights||driver’s power window||Climate control|
|Rear privacy glass|
Pricing (Excluding on-road costs)
|1.6 MPi||6 speed manual||$19,990||$21,490||–|
|6 speed automatic||$21,990||$23,490||$25,490|