Hyundai Venue to affix automaker’s lineup as pint-size crossover SUV
The automaker did not particulars akin to a mannequin 12 months or an on-sale date, however the Venue is anticipated to fit beneath the Kona crossover SUV and do battle instantly with the Mazda CX-3, Ford Ecosport, and Chevrolet Trax.
The choice to name the brand new car the Venue follows Hyundai’s resolution to call its crossovers and SUVs after cities or locations, at the very least to a sure diploma. In contrast to Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, and Palisade, the Venue is not named after a selected metropolis.
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One of many greatest mysteries is how the Venue will match with the automaker’s Kona crossover SUV. It is doable the Venue won’t supply the choice of all-wheel drive. The Kona provides consumers the choice to route energy to all 4 wheels for $1,400, however holding the Venue as a front-wheel-drive crossover SUV may make it extra reasonably priced.
Hyundai’s crossover SUV lineup has doubled within the final 12 months with the addition of the subcompact Kona and the three-row, mid-size Palisade. The Kona went on sale final spring and the Palisade is due in sellers by early summer season.
Hyundai will debut the brand new sub-compact crossover on the 2019 New York Worldwide Auto Present on April 17.