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.”