Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), has just unveiled the all-new 2021 Hyundai Venue, its smallest SUV to date. The all-new Venue aims to compete in the ever-growing entry-level small SUV segment, which is composed of the likes of the Kia Stonic, Geely Coolray, MG ZS, just to name a few.
Measuring at 4,040 mm long, 1,770 mm wide, and 1,565 mm tall (+25 mm for the GLS variant due to the roof rails), the Hyundai Venue is smaller than both the Kia Stonic and the Hyundai Kona. Upfront, the all-new Venue features Hyundai’s signature Cascading Grille that’s flanked by a pair of halogen headlights with cornering lights. Surrounding these headlights are LED daytime running lights that are equipped as standard on all variants. It also gets LED taillights on all variants, while roof rails and power-folding mirrors are only available on the top-spec GLS variant. As a whole though, the two different variants look quite similar on the exterior, and that should be a good thing for buyers.
Moving inside, and you’ll see that the 2021 Hyundai Venue is generously equipped regardless of variant. As standard, all variants get an 8-inch Hyundai OEM infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto climate control, 60:40 split-folding rear seats, and steering wheel audio controls. Moving up to the top-spec GLS variant adds leather seats, passive entry with push-button start, and a 6-speaker sound system.
Under the hood of the all-new Venue is a 1.6-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that produces 123 hp and 151 Nm of torque, with power being sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Compared to its key rival, the Kia Stonic, the Venue’s engine is bigger and more powerful. Along with its slightly shorter dimensions, the Hyundai Venue should have the power advantage, at least on paper.
We’re happy to report that HARI has also generously-equipped the all-new Venue with a number of safety features. This includes a reverse camera, electronic stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, and the usual ABS with EBD and dual SRS airbags. Stepping up to the GLS variant increases the airbag count to six, along with rear parking sensors.
Manufactured in Ulsan, South Korea, the all-new 2021 Hyundai Venue is now on sale across all Hyundai dealers with the following competitive prices:
GL AT: P915,000
GLS AT: P985,000