27 March 2020 · Vehicle Reviews

The 2020 Hyundai Venue: The SUV Sydney Needs | Phil Gilbert Hyundai

The 2020 Hyundai Venue: The Subcompact SUV Sydney Needs

Hyundai Showrooms across Sydney are anticipating the arrival of the 2020 Hyundai Venue: the small crossover vehicle that’s capable of making an impact in the realm of SUVs, even holding its own against some of the bigger cars. With this model, Hyundai have done away with show-pony features and kept things practical and affordable.

Everything you need and nothing you don’t

The Hyundai Venue is made for the urban explorer; it’s highly-functional without the fancy gimmicks.

It’s set to address Sydney’s need for a light, small SUV that’s slightly larger than other popular models like the Kona. Since 2014, there has been a sharp decline in Australian light cars, while sales of small SUVs have rocketed. The Venue is set to bring us the best of both worlds - solving problems you may never have even known you had. 

Though it could never make a name in the “premium” market, the 2020 Venue has a funky, spunky look that we expect will attract young (and young at heart) buyers. It hasn’t scrimped on the features that matter, either, with safety and infotainment features that could draw crowds looking for a cheap, cheerful way to join the in-vogue SUV lifestyle.

Some essential features to accompany you on your journey in the most basic model include:

  • 15-inch wheels
  • An 8-inch touchscreen for infotainment that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Maneuverability of a light vehicle
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Safety features including camera-based autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist and driver attention monitoring

For fancier features, buyers can upgrade from the entry-level Go specification to the Active and Elite ranges. The top-shelf model comes with 17-inch alloys, a chrome front grille, rear privacy glass, single-zone climate control and other more premium aesthetic and functional enhancements. 

Space & fuel efficiency

As far as fuel economy goes, the 2020 Venue out-performs a number of small hatchbacks and crossovers on the market. The base venue transmission earns the model EPA ratings of 27 mpg city and 35 highway. A 1.6 litre engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission in both the Go and Active trims, and a six-speed automatic if you upgrade to Elite.

It will consume around 7 litres of fuel per hundred kilometres on the combined cycle.

Size is important, too, and we like spacious vehicles designed with our family and our mates in mind. The new Hyundai Venue is taller than other entry-level hatchbacks like the Accent. With its clean and simple design that looks more modern than some earlier versions, the space inside is highly generous. Front and back-riders can experience a roomy, comfortable ride and plenty of space between the tops of their heads and the roof lining, as well as between them and other passengers.

Book a test drive

You can book a test drive of our new and used vehicles at our showroom in Croydon. Call our team to enquire about any of our current or upcoming models on 02 9132 4282 and take some for a test drive.