These are the first images of the new Hyundai Venue, the Korean automaker’s latest and smallest crossover model that’s set to debut at the New York Auto Show on April 17.
The leaked photos of the new Hyundai Venue first appeared on a number of outlets from India, leading us to believe that this is local market example. The photos partially reveal the front fascia, the wheels and the rear end, along with a quick look at the dashboard.
The front end treatment reminds us more of the bigger Santa Fe and less of the compact Kona, while the rear adopts clean lines and sports the Venue badge in the middle of the tailgate, just like the official teaser.
As for the ‘Turbo’ logo on the corner, it most likely indicates the use of the brand’s turbocharged 1.0-liter T-GDI three-cylinder petrol engine. This powertrain is expected to be combined with both a manual and a dual-clutch automatic transmission, at least in markets like India and Europe.
The dashboard follows the familiar Hyundai lines, with the infotainment system’s touchscreen display sitting between the air vents, an information display inside the instrument cluster and a three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The new Hyundai Venue will be positioned under the Kona as the brand’s smallest crossover ever to reach the US, going after models like the Nissan Kicks. Being the entry point in Hyundai’s SUV range, it will probably be available in front-wheel drive guise only.
Hyundai will lift the veil off the new Venue at the upcoming New York Auto Show, but we’ll stay vigilant in case anything new pops up until then, so stay tuned.