2020 Hyundai Venue

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Hyundai dribbled out extra particulars on its new Venue, a tall hatchback that’s marketed — like sure others — as an SUV. On sale by the top of 2019, the 2020 Venue is a high-riding hatchback with utilitarian styling cues. It slots beneath the Kona, which at the very least affords all-wheel drive; the Venue doesn’t, however its tall profile truly appears extra SUV-like. No matter you name it, Hyundai’s newest mannequin has extra out there information for consumers within the lead as much as its on-sale date.

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Amongst them are preliminary specs for the engine, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder, which Hyundai estimates at 121 horsepower and 113 pounds-feet of torque. That’s just like the figures for the Hyundai Accent sedan, which has the identical engine. Hyundai initiatives EPA mixed mileage of “as much as 32” mpg. That’s considerably decrease than the Accent’s improved-for-2020 EPA scores and down barely from Hyundai’s 33 mpg estimate when the Venue debuted in April on the 2019 New York Worldwide Auto Present — nevertheless it ought to beat all gasoline variations of the Kona by a couple of mpg.

The Venue will are available two trim ranges: SE and SEL. Commonplace options on the SE embody an Eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto — that a lot we already knew — but in addition an array of typical entry-level conveniences: energy home windows and locks, distant keyless entry, cruise management and steering-wheel audio controls with Bluetooth. A six-speed handbook transmission is customary, with a constantly variable computerized transmission non-obligatory.

The SEL is CVT-only, and it additionally provides extra stereo audio system (six versus the SE’s 4), roof rails, single-zone computerized local weather management and one other USB port. Elective on the SEL are heated entrance seats, a moonroof, keyless entry with push-button begin, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

It’s unclear whether or not a couple of essential security applied sciences — computerized emergency braking, a driver consideration monitor, and lane departure warning with steering help — are customary or non-obligatory. Hyundai initially indicated all three could be customary, however this week’s press launch suggests they’re deliberate as choices. Requested to remark, a number of Hyundai spokespeople didn’t instantly make clear to Automobiles.com.

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