We are just two weeks away from the launch of the new Hyundai Venue and photos of the smaller crossover of the automaker have already begun to circulate on the web.
This set of photos was first published by several retail outlets in India, clearly showing the front and rear sections of the car. At the front, Venue appears to have a new variant of Hyundai's cascading grille, with chrome strips that form a checkered pattern. Next to it are thin LED DRLs and the lower housing element is home to the projector headlights.
Fog lights can also be found on the lower ends, and the fascia is complemented by a satin silver sliding plate. Around the side, the Venue mounts in double-tone alloys – presumably 16 or 17 inches – sidewalks with high profile tires. Plastic coverings can also be seen around the wheel arch, so expect it to emphasize the lower section of the SUV in its entirety.
The rear reveals a slightly more conservative style approach, with flat taillights flanking the rather bland rear. The design of the trunk reminds us of the fifth generation of the Volkswagen Polo, but here the place gets its name under the emblem.
Also seen are SX (high specification) and Turbo emblems, clearly indicating that the car will be powered by a turbocharged engine. It is unclear which mechanism will be deployed here, but the company's 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline is the most likely candidate. On the i20, the same engine produces 100 hp and 171 Nm of torque, but there is also a warmer 120 hp / 171 Nm frequency that helps it reach a time of 0 to 100 km / h of 10.2 seconds.
Inside, the leaked photo clearly shows the Venue panel. The dashboard receives the usual analog displays, plus a digital information display in the middle, while the multifunction steering wheel looks identical to the one found on the Ioniq.
In the center, there is an infotainment screen with independent touch screen, possibly with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (via wired connection). Below that is a set of controls for the multimedia system, and below are the climate control dials. In addition, there is a 12-volt socket and two USB charging ports.
It is said that the Site has greater focus on maximizing interior space, offering equal levels of cabin practicality to the larger Kona despite the more compact footprint. Hyundai Venue will make its debut on April 17th at the New York Motor Show, and you can watch it live here.