2020 Hyundai Venue: These Sketches Offer First Glimpses Of Hyundai’s Tiny New SUV

What will power Hyundai's smallest SUV?

Hyundai will officially debut the Venue next week in New York. [Photo: Hyundai]

These sketches give us our first opportunity to see Hyundai’s smallest crossover.

Next week, Hyundai will officially reveal the Venue, its newest and smallest crossover. Aimed at young, trendy urban buyers, this car slots in under the rest of Hyundai’s lineup, including the not particularly large Kona. The company announced its name in late March, but hasn’t been forthcoming with any more information yet.

However, at least we now have a better idea what this tiny crossover will look like. At the front, the 2020 Hyundai Venue sports tons of quirky design elements like its bigger brother, the Kona. There’s the signature cascade grille and separate light clusters. While the sketches would lead you to believe this will be a three-door design, it seems unlikely Hyundai will actually do that in practice. It looks cool, but it’s more likely the Venue will sport a five-door layout close to the Toyota C-HR. Around the back, the design also takes on eccentric touches, even if it’s not quite as striking as the front end.

Get inside the new Venue, though, and you’re treated to a traditional Hyundai interior. Even in the sketches, it’s clear the 2020 Hyundai Venue supports Apple CarPlay, so technophiles need worry about that detail. Apart from that, it looks like the infotainment screen is fairly small, even compared to other crossovers in its class. It has a conventional instrument cluster layout and traditional controls.

What we don’t know at this point is what sort of powertrain will move the 2020 Hyundai Venue along. Will there be a 1.6-liter engine from the Kona, or something even smaller? There’s not much longer to wait for more information, as Hyundai will reveal the new Venue at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates!