2020 Hyundai Venue: Be seen in the small crossover
So Hyundai has a subcompact crossover Tacoma, but for 2020, they're going even smaller with this, The Venue and not just get a nip and tuck.
This car is a full five inches shorter overall and the wheel base is over three inches shorter.
But our very own Steven Ewing was able to get a drive in a prototype and he says that even though the outside is tiny, the interior space is not compromised.
At least for front seat passengers.
Rear seat passengers and those that might be a little bit tired, you all might have a problem.
Fold those rear seats down and you get almost 32 cubic feet of space, which sounds pretty big for how small it is.
But still you're gonna have to pack light.
The venue is probably about a 1.6 liter engine which doesn't even get a turbo charger.
But it's putting out 121 horsepower.
And according to our first drive Doesn't feel too slow.
You can get a continuously variable transmission, but I would wager that the six speed manual makes it a little bit more fun to ring out.
The Venue comes just in front-wheel drive, but there is a snow mode if you happen to encounter this slippery stuff on the regular.
Now, we don't have any word on pricing, but it will be lower than the $19,000 that Hyundai charges for the Kona.
Still, you're going to get a pretty good array of driver's aids.
Including blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist and forward collision warning.
Plus, every Venue comes with an eight inch touch screen, running Apple car play, Android auto and it can even integrate with your home speaker.
We should see the Venue in dealerships sometime this fall.