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Hyundai announced the name of their new crossover, the Hyundai Venue, that will debut at the New York International Auto Show in three weeks.   The Venue will slot below the Hyundai Kona in their lineup, bringing their total crossover count to 6.   The Venue follows the new Hyundai Kona, a redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe, and the new three-row Hyundai Palisade .

Hyundai's crossover sales rose by 24% in 2018 while car sales dropped 13%. 

The Venue will debut in New York at the Jacob Javits Center on April 17th.

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They seem to be nailing the timing of new product releases. Interesting to see how they do over the next couple years.

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I think the Kona looks good as does the Sonata.  Whoever is doing their styling is hitting the mark.  How many of these crossovers can they make though.  Venue, Kona, Tucson, Sante Fe, Palliade, and maybe I missed one of there could be more coming.

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Dude the Kona is tiny and on the edge of usefulness because of it...  I will be waiting to see how a CUV even smaller will work in the USA... I could see it working in Europe... but America?

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1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

Dude the Kona is tiny and on the edge of usefulness because of it...  I will be waiting to see how a CUV even smaller will work in the USA... I could see it working in Europe... but America?

QFT.  The new Venue belongs in Europe or Asia, not here.

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The Kona is already SO small...

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5 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

It will probably be Nissan Kicks in size. 

Kicks...........................Kona

wheelbase 103.1...........102.4

total interior volume  93.9..........94.1

cargo room seat up  25.3................19.2

cargo room seat down  32.3.............45.8 (how this is measured might be different between OEMs)

Kicks and Kona are pretty darn close in size

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17 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Kicks...........................Kona

wheelbase 103.1...........102.4

total interior volume  93.9..........94.1

cargo room seat up  25.3................19.2

cargo room seat down  32.3.............45.8 (how this is measured might be different between OEMs)

Kicks and Kona are pretty darn close in size

Hmm. The kona feels bigger, but numbers are numbers.

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On 3/28/2019 at 10:24 PM, riviera74 said:

QFT.  The new Venue belongs in Europe or Asia, not here.

People want crossovers and cars keep getting more expensive.  The Venue will sell in the USA just fine.  

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Cars like the Venue are the new economy car hatchback.  But they sit a little higher so people can feel better about buying them. 

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Cars like the Venue are the new economy car hatchback.  But they sit a little higher so people can feel better about buying them. 

The new Accent hatchback, available elsewhere, is a good looking little car.  The Kona, is it supposed to correspond with the Elantra then?  I was thinking Kona = Accent, Tucson = Elantra, Sante Fe = Sonata.  The lower trimmed Kona interior is drab as hell.  The only Kona interior I like is the Limited/Ultimate in black leather with lime accents.  Will be interesting to see how the Venue is trimmed.

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This rendering seems to match up pretty well to the disguised spy photo.  

I wonder if the Venue will be related to the existing ix25/Creta which is related to the Kia Soul. 

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