Hyundai Releases Venue SUV Sketches Before April 17 Debut

Hyundai has released four design sketches of its upcoming Venue crossover before the vehicle’s global premiere on April 17 at the New York Auto Show.

The Venue will slot below the company’s popular Kona and be the smallest crossover Hyundai has ever sold in the United States. Last week, a series of images from India provided our first real look at the vehicle, and these design sketches from the South Korean car manufacturer reveal additional details about the vehicle’s styling.

When viewed from the front, the Venue has styling clearly inspired by the larger Kona and Santa Fe. For example, there are small, angular headlights at the base of the hood, while secondary lights are positioned neatly below in square housings. The Venue also sports an aggressive-looking front grille and is depicted with a set of roof rails.

A quick look at the sides shows that the Venue might initially be presented as a three-door, as no door lines are visible for rear-seat passengers. The rear of the Venue consists of a faux diffuser, square taillights, a subtle rooftop spoiler, and a curvy tailgate. Moreover, the dashboard sketches confirm what we saw in those leaked images, namely a three-spoke steering wheel, a tablet-like infotainment screen flanked by the center air vents with a number of physical buttons right below and three rotary controls for the climate control a little bit lower.

Upon announcing the Venue, Hyundai said it opted for the name to reference a place where people want to be seen. This is a little different to other Hyundai crossover and SUV models like the Kona and Santa Fen, which are named after specific locations, .

Hyundai hasn’t confirmed what engines its new crossover will be available with – its press release simply states that the “Venue is a great fit in accommodating busy lifestyles with an abundance of playful and practical features including seamless safety, versatility and connectivity.”

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  • Liam Paul

    a coupe 2 door suv with double back doors. am I seeing the pic right?

    • salamOOn

      that double back door is just a center line in a sketch when you wanna show some volume (you can see it on the bonnet or windshield too)

  • Craig

    I love the idea. I hope it’s Suzuki Jimny small.

  • charlotteharry57

    While it looks like a 2-door in the sketch, I’m sure it’s a 4. WHO is the target market for this? Smart owners? Isn’t the Kona small enough (it’s really small) to navigate the urban landscape?

    • Alpina

      For sure, everyone is diching 2 door versions. Where is the end of this downsized SUV movement? IMO the target is to replace every single segment with some kind of pumped up versions. People obviously love the “higher” ground and to think they’ve got something more for the money. It will sell like candy 🙂

  • Rocket

    Whether or not you’re a fan of crossovers, you have to be impressed with Korea’s recent efforts. Hyundai and Kia seem determined to offer something for everyone.

  • ME

    Don’t get too excited. It will be a front wheel drive 4 bland 4 door with a nice face.

  • ME

    I would love a 2 door but the bland suites want 4 doors

  • Jorge Teixeira

    The FIAT 500 X called, it wants its cockpit back

    • .. EL CHAPO THA GREAT 🤴🏻

      lame joke

  • GiorgioN

    Beautiful rendering!
    Will this model arrive in Europe ??

  • Toronado_II

    Nissan Kick competitor ? Another front wheels drive wanna-be-SUV-like boring thing ?

  • Paul

    Whatever Hyundai, whatever.

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