Hyundai is set to unveil the 2020 Venue at the New York Auto Show tomorrow morning, but that hasn’t stopped the company from giving Times Square visitors an early look at their newest crossover.
As noticed by Twitter user Ed Kim, a Times Square billboard has revealed the crossover in full. It shows the model will be heavily influenced by the Kona as it has slender LED turn signals which are mounted above rectangular headlights. Despite the styling similarities, the Venue features a unique front bumper and a different grille.
Bigger changes occur further back as the Venue eschews the soft curves of the Kona for a more boxy and upright appearance. The Venue also has a relatively flat roof with white contrasting paint.
— Ed Kim (@ekimap) April 15, 2019
Other notable styling features include plastic body cladding and a pronounced character line. We can also see five-spoke alloy wheels and a limited amount of chrome trim.
Hyundai hasn’t said much about the Venue, but teaser sketches and spy photos have shown the cabin will have a three-spoke steering, a floating infotainment system and squared-off air vents. We can also expect metallic trim and an intuitive center stack with three large control knobs.
Previous reports have suggested the Venue will be positioned as a niche vehicle and slot below the Kona which starts at $19,990. Hyundai has already said it will become their “smallest and most affordable SUV” and has been designed to accommodate “busy lifestyles with an abundance of playful and practical features.”
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