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Hyundai Venue compact SUV: fits in anywhere stands out everywhere.

20 September, 2019

  • Bold new Hyundai Venue combines SUV styling and practicality with light-car economy and maneuverability
  • Exceptionally high level of standard active safety equipment for its price point and size
  • Convenience and connectivity comes standard with an 8” touch screen multimedia system incorporating Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Priced from $19,990 MLP

The bold new Hyundai Venue SUV marks a fresh entry point to the Hyundai range, arriving in September 2019.

Priced from $19,990 MLP, Venue will become the new entry point to a broad Hyundai small vehicle range, offering the road presence and interior space of an SUV, combined with the parking ease, economy and manoeuvrability of a light car.

Headlining an array of standard equipment in new Venue is an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit featuring Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a reversing camera.

Hyundai’s SmartSense™ safety suite is also standard in every Venue, incorporating Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA-L/R), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA) and tyre-pressure monitoring.

A three-grade line-up provides a new Venue to suit every customer, each with a flexible and economical 1.6-litre MPi engine, front-wheel drive and a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions depending on the model grade.

In addition to standard connectivity and safety equipment the range-opening Venue Go also features dusk-sensing headlights, hill-assist control system, cruise control and six airbags.

The Venue Active adds Rear Parking Distance Warning (PDW-R) system, LED daytime running lights, powered folding exterior mirrors with LED side repeaters, alloy wheels, and leather appointed steering wheel and gear knob.

Stepping up to the Venue Elite, customers also get Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) systems, an 8.0-inch satellite navigation system, climate control, LED taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a distinctive two-tone roof.

“The new Venue is ahead of the curve, offering customers a high level of value in a practical and well-equipped compact SUV,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, JW Lee said.

“As our new range-entry model, the Venue combines the rugged looks and practical benefits of an SUV and a light car, with advanced safety technology at an attractive price point,” he said.

HYUNDAI VENUE: IN DETAIL

The Venue compact SUV draws on Hyundai’s extensive experience in the sports utility vehicle market, which dates back to the launch of the ever-popular Santa Fe in 2001.

Venue applies Hyundai’s signature cascading grille and stacked headlight design to convey a bold road presence within a compact package.

Exaggerated wheel-arches build on the frontal styling to create a squat and athletic stance that is enhanced in profile by strong character lines and standard roof rails.

An intuitive, practical and robust interior design complements Venue’s rugged exterior image.

Venue’s cabin, headlined by a large tablet-style 8.0-inch multimedia display, creates a sophisticated ambience through the use of black, grey and denim-coloured interior trim combinations.

Venue provides the high level of space and practicality that SUV buyers demand, with clever solutions such as a smartphone cubby, rear parcel shelf storage slot, and a generous 355 litres for luggage.

The vehicle benefits from a comprehensive Australian-specific chassis tune that delivers playful dynamics together with ride sophistication that is more commonly associated with larger vehicles.

Power comes from a 90kW, 151Nm 1.6-litre MPi engine featuring dual continuously variable valve timing (D-CVVT) and a two-stage variable intake system designed to maximise low-end torque and drivability.

Customers can choose either a six-speed manual or smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission in Venue Go and Active - Venue Elite features a six-speed automatic only.

A Drive Mode system in Venue automatic variants allows customers to choose a powertrain setting that best suits their driving style. In addition, on automatic variants an all-new Traction Mode system offers unique traction control calibrations suited to snow, mud or sand driving.

AUSTRALIAN TUNED

New Venue benefits from an Australian-tuned suspension and steering calibration to tackle our uniquely challenging urban & country roads.

The comprehensive ride and handling tuning program started early in the concept stage of development to tailor Venue’s dynamics to complement its outgoing urban personality, as well as living up to customers’ weekend aspirations.

The result is a charming and fun car, with intuitive control responses, communicative steering and playful chassis dynamics that make Venue continually rewarding to drive.

New Venue also delivers an exceptionally assured and comfortable ride, particularly for a vehicle of its size and weight.

“When we initially tested the early prototypes we enjoyed uncovering the strengths of this new model,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Product Planning & Development Specialist, Tim Rodgers said.

“The fundamental dynamic characteristics played perfectly to the Venue’s role as a city SUV that’s at home on country roads, and we built on that foundation.

“What’s resulted is something we’re super-happy with. Venue is a charming little machine to point around the city and fun to drive in the country on weekends.

“Venue was one of our most involved suspension tunes ever. We really take this seriously and we want people to know that,” Rodgers said.

“When we’re tuning locally we’re doing as many damper iterations as possible; trying to learn as much as we can in the time we have.

“The tuning also benefited from spending more time in the early development stages at our Namyang proving grounds in Korea: the specialised test courses there allowed us to knock off a lot of our goals and targets in a matter of hours rather than days.

“It gave us more time and freedom to fine-tune Venue locally, which contributed hugely to a high-quality result,” Rodgers said.

During the chassis development program, the HMCA Engineering division evaluated 33 front damper iterations and 41 rear damper iterations before arriving at Venue’s optimised production settings.

Venue’s compact torsion beam rear suspension provides packaging advantages compared with a multi-link suspension, allowing for maximised rear occupant and luggage space.

The rear torsion beam was also the focus of particular suspension tuning attention.

“We put a lot of work in to make sure the torsion beam worked right,” Rodgers said.

“The torsion beam helps make Venue a responsive and sporty car to point around, because of the way the rear rotates as you put roll inputs into the car.”

BODY STRUCTURE

New Venue was developed with a focus on maximising chassis rigidity, resulting in a monocoque that delivers a high level of occupant safety, and provides an excellent basis for developing desirable ride and handling characteristics.

Extensive application of high-tensile steel was adopted (46% Advanced High Strength Steel, in addition to 16% High Strength Steel), along with a specifically designed chassis structure to optimise load paths in the event of a collision.

AERODYNAMICS

New Venue incorporates a series of clever features designed to reduce aerodynamic drag, to maximise fuel efficiency and high-speed driving stability, while also reducing wind noise.

These include functional front air-curtains that reduce air turbulence generated by the rotating wheels, and underbody covers designed to smooth airflow beneath the car.



COMFORT, CONNECTIVITY AND CONVENIENCE

Every new Venue features Hyundai’s modern tablet-style 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia display with Bluetooth streaming (phone calls and audio), Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and reversing camera.

Venue Go and Active variants feature a four-speaker audio system, while the Elite receives a six-speaker audio system with DAB+ digital radio functionality.

Venue Elite also features Hyundai’s acclaimed satellite navigation system, complete with SUNA live traffic updates.

The system comes with a 10-year Sat Nav Update Plan, ensuring that a customer will always have access to the latest maps, provided their vehicle is serviced at their Hyundai dealer.

Venue features a 3.5-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster incorporating a comprehensive trip computer that presents a wide range of vehicle data, including individual tyre pressures and an easy-to-read digital speedometer.

The display also allows the customisation of vehicle parameters such as SmartSense™ advanced safety technologies.

Venue Elite also gains a single-zone automatic climate control system, allowing easy operation of the air conditioning and heating.



POWERTRAIN

A revvy and fuel-efficient 1.6-litre MPi engine is standard in new Venue, with front-wheel drive and the choice of an efficient six-speed manual or a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.

The petrol four-cylinder incorporates dual continuously variable valve timing (D-CVVT) and a two-stage variable intake system which work cohesively to maximise low-end torque and drivability. The engine delivers 90kW of power at 6300rpm and 151Nm of torque at 4850rpm.

A Drive Mode system in Venue automatic variants allows customers to select from Eco, Normal and Sport powertrain configurations.

In addition, Venue automatic variants feature an all-new Traction Mode system featuring Snow, Mud and Sand settings. These additional traction control calibrations are developed to optimise performance on slippery, low-friction/high-resistance off-road surfaces.

This improves Venue’s performance and driveability under adverse conditions, allowing minimal wheel slip for snow driving, maximum traction/minimum wheel slip in muddy conditions, and the appropriate apportioning of torque to maintain momentum during sand driving.

STANDARD SMARTSENSE™ SAFETY

New Venue’s array of standard SmartSense™ advanced safety technologies reflect its premium positioning over light segment vehicles.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Urban/Interurban/Pedestrian (camera type)

The standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system utilises a windscreen-mounted camera to detect vehicles and pedestrians in front of the Venue. If a potential collision is detected, the system’s Forward Collision Warning (FCW) function will sound a chime and display a warning in the Supervision cluster. FCW is active above speeds of 8km/h, and up to speeds of 60km/h (pedestrians) or 180km/h (other vehicles).

Additionally, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) works in conjunction with FCW to automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes in the case of a potential collision (where driver intervention is not detected after a FCW system warning). FCA is active above speeds of approximately 8km/h, and will attempt to bring the vehicle to a complete stop if activated up to speeds of 60 km/h (pedestrians and vehicles).

Between speeds of 60km/h and 180km/h, if activated (due to a potential collision with another vehicle), FCA will slow the vehicle down in order to reduce the severity of the collision.

Lane Keeping Assist - Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)

The Lane Keeping Assist - Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R) system incorporates two functionalities - Lane Departure Warning (LDW) mode, and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) mode.

At speeds of 60km/h to 180km/h, LDW uses the windscreen-mounted camera to detect road edges and lane markings, continually monitoring the vehicle’s position in the lane. Should the vehicle stray from the intended lane without indicators being activated, audible and visual warnings will be issued.

LKA can be activated at speeds of 60km/h or above where lane markings and/or road edges can be detected on both sides of the vehicle. LKA helps prevent the vehicle from straying from the lane by providing steering intervention should the driver not react to warnings from the LDW system.

Both LKA and LDW are momentarily deactivated whenever turn signals are active. Additionally, the driver must maintain control of the vehicle by holding the steering wheel.

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

At speeds below 180km/h, Driver Attention Warning (DAW) uses the windscreen-mounted camera to continually monitor the vehicle’s position within the lane, whilst also tracking steering inputs, brake pedal inputs, as well as time since last break.

Should the system detect careless driving (such as sudden steering/braking inputs and/or inability to keep within a lane), the ‘Attention Level’ display on the cluster will continually decrease. Should the level decrease to a certain threshold, the DAW system will recommend that the driver take a break.

Additionally, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert monitors the vehicle ahead when Venue is stopped in traffic. If the preceding vehicle drives off, and the Venue driver fails to accelerate from a standstill, the system will sound a gentle chime to alert the potentially inattentive driver.

High Beam Assist (HBA)

Using the same windscreen-mounted camera as the LKA system, High Beam Assist (HBA) scans the road ahead of Venue, monitoring for street lights, as well as headlights and taillights of surrounding vehicles in front. Upon detection, the system automatically adjusts headlight range, switching between high and low beam.

HBA is active at speeds of 30km/h or above and operational once the light switch is placed in the Auto position, with the lever pushed forward away from the driver.

ELITE VARIANT SMARTSENSE™ SAFETY FEATURES

Venue Elite features the following additional SmartSense™ safety features:

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

At speeds of 30km/h or above, the Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) system uses radar sensors on either side of the rear bumper to detect vehicles next to and diagonally behind Venue. If a vehicle is present in the Venue’s blind spot, BCW displays an alert in the exterior mirrors. If the driver proceeds to activate the corresponding indicator lights, a flashing warning is provided and an alert is sounded.

The system also scans for vehicles approaching rapidly from the rear, and uses the same warning measures to alert the driver to the presence of fast-moving vehicles that may soon enter Venue’s blind spot.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)

Using the BCW system’s radar sensors, the Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) monitors for traffic approaching on either side of Venue when reversing out of perpendicular parking spaces.

Should RCCW detect a vehicle approaching, an alert will sound, and a warning will be displayed in the dash cluster.

ADDITONAL SAFETY FEATURES

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Fitted as standard, Venue’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warns the driver if any tyre pressures are out of the normal range, as well as providing individual tyre pressure read-outs. This allows drivers to better monitor tyre pressures, and also to quickly identify which tyres require reinflation.

Rear view camera The standard rear view camera provides the driver with a clear view of the area directly behind the vehicle, as well as offering dynamic parking guidelines which swivel as the driver turns the steering wheel position. Combined with Venue’s small turning circle and compact dimensions, parking in tight spots has never been easier.

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) The standard fitment of Daytime Running Lights (DRL) increases safety by ensuring Venue remains visible to other road users. Go variants feature halogen DRLs, while Active and Elite variants feature ring-shaped LED DRLs that provide a distinctive visual signature for Venue.

Parking Distance Warning - Rear (PDW-R) On Active and Elite variants Venue’s four-sensor Parking Distance Warning - Rear (PDW-R) system is paired with a graphical display in the dash cluster, allowing drivers to accurately position the vehicle while reversing.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

New Venue makes a bold entrance, headlined by Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, stacked headlight design, and sharp, LED daytime running lights for Active and Elite versions.

Broad, pumped wheel-arches develop a squat and athletic stance, and strong character lines complete a rugged image that belies the Venue’s diminutive size to deliver maximum road presence.

New Venue, at just 4040mm long and 1770mm wide, occupies the footprint of a conventional light vehicle, for maximum urban manoeuvrability and parking ease.

Through surfacing and details such as body side cladding, rear skid plate, roof rails and a shark fin antenna, new Venue further develops its visual presence.

As well as lending Venue an athletic look, the roof rails allow for the easy installation of roof-mounted outdoor lifestyle accessories, such as storage pods or bike racks.

Venue Elite variants feature a contrasting two-tone roof as standard, with matching mirror caps.

In addition, every Venue Elite features contrasting painted inserts in the lower front and rear bumpers, wheel arch mouldings, and side sill mouldings.

Venue Go features 15-inch steel wheels with attractive covers, and Venue Active features smart 15-inch alloy wheels. Venue Elite features striking, 17-inch alloy wheels.

Further distinguishing Venue Elite as the range flagship are styling touches which include a bold cross-hatch grille with dark chrome elements, and LED taillights.

Exterior colours

New Venue is available in a choice of eight exterior colours, depending on the model grade, with a contrasting two-tone roof standard for the Elite grade.

Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Intense Blue, Cosmic Grey, Fiery Red, Phantom Black, and The Denim are available across the range.

For Venue Elite, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Fiery Red and Intense Blue are paired with a Phantom Black roof and exterior mirror caps, as is Elite-exclusive hue Acid Yellow.

Phantom Black, and The Denim are teamed with a Chalk White roof and mirror caps, and Cosmic Grey is paired with an Acid Yellow roof and mirror caps.

In addition, Elite versions feature contrasting inserts in the lower bumpers, wheel arches and side sill mouldings. These are either in body colour, or Acid Yellow (paired with Cosmic Grey exterior) or Chalk White (teamed with Phantom Black and The Denim exteriors).

INTERIOR

New Venue’s intuitive, practical, and robust interior design complements the rugged exterior image.

The standard fitment of a large, tablet-style 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia display and 3.5-inch supervision cluster, teamed with the availability of Black, Grey or Denim-coloured interior trims with contrasting inserts creates a classy, modern cabin ambience.

A high hip point compared with a conventional light or small car allows easy entry and egress, as well as providing for excellent occupant visibility through Venue’s generous glasshouse.

Despite its compact dimensions, the Venue offers the high levels of practicality that SUV buyers demand.

New Venue’s 1592mm overall height and 2520mm wheelbase ensure it packs in plenty of cabin space, as well as a small-SUV rivalling 355-litre luggage area.

Bottle holders in each door, a smartphone storage cubby, and a front passenger storage nook are designed to maximise interior utility and use of space.

An extra USB power outlet in the front centre console of the Elite variant allows an additional device (such as a passenger’s smartphone) to be charged while the main USB port is being utilised.

In the luggage compartment, a clever storage slot allows for the stowage of the parcel shelf when it is removed.

In addition, a dual-level boot floor gives customers the option of a minimised loading lip with the rear seats folded, or a lower position that maximises storage space.

Interior trims

Black cloth trim is offered across the Venue line-up, with appealing seat fabric patterns specific to each variant.

Additionally, Elite versions offer a choice of patterned Grey or Denim-coloured cloth with premium seat bolsters.

Black seat trim is teamed with crisp silver or metallic white interior inserts, Grey trim is paired with moody dark metal or lively lime inserts, and Denim-coloured trim is teamed with complementary silver inserts.

HYUNDAI AUTO LINK Standard on all Venue variants, Hyundai Auto Link (Bluetooth®) is a smartphone app that allows the customer to stay connected to their car. It works by using a pre-installed module that connects the car’s computer to the customer’s mobile phone.

For more details on Hyundai Auto Link, please visit www.hyundai.com.au/auto-link

PRICING AND AFTERSALES

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP). Price excludes delivery and on road costs.

Hyundai iCare

With Hyundai iCare, the joy of buying a Hyundai will stretch well beyond the showroom. This leading customer care program offers a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including; Lifetime Service Plan, 5 Year Unlimited Km Warranty, complimentary Roadside Assist for 12 months on new vehicles, 1,500km complimentary first service, a dedicated Customer Care Centre, and myHyundai – an exclusive owner website. When servicing with Hyundai, customers will also receive a Roadside Support Plan for up to 10 years, a 10 Year Sat Nav Update Plan (for satellite navigation equipped Venue models), and more.

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