Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue (Korean: 현대 베뉴) is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai. The Venue debuted at the 2019 New York International Auto Show as Hyundai's smallest global crossover prior to the introduction of the Casper. As of 2023, the Venue is positioned between the Kona or Creta, and above the Casper in Hyundai's international lineup.[4] It shares its platform with the Hyundai Accent.[2]

Hyundai Venue (QX)
Hyundai Venue Elite, 2021 front.jpg
2021 Hyundai Venue Elite (Australia)
Model years2020–present (North America)
DesignerChan-Hee Lee, Duck-Hyun Hwang and Goo Lee[1]
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive[3]
PlatformHyundai-Kia K2
RelatedHyundai Accent (HC)[2]
Kia Sonet
Wheelbase2,520 mm (99.2 in) (QX)
2,500 mm (98.4 in) (QXi)
Length4,040 mm (159.1 in) (QX)
3,995 mm (157.3 in) (QXi)
Width1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Height1,565–1,585 mm (61.6–62.4 in) (QX)
1,605 mm (63.2 in) (QXi)
Curb weight1,112–1,251 kg (2,452–2,758 lb) (QX)
1,050 kg (2,310 lb) (QXi)


Two versions of the Venue were developed and produced for different markets. The Korean-made Venue is code named QX or QX1,[5] while the Indian-oriented, internally code named as QXi, is shorter in length and wheelbase than the Korean version.[6]

The Venue is not marketed in Europe in favour of the European-focused, Hyundai i20-based Bayon which was introduced in 2021.[7][8]


India (QXi)Edit

The Venue was launched on May 21, 2019, in India and was initially available in 5 trim levels: E, S, SX, SX+, and SX(O).[9] As of December 2019, bookings had crossed the 100,000 mark.

In the Indian market, the Venue occupies the sub-4 metre SUV category, benefiting from the Indian tax advantages for cars shorter than 4 metres. The length is reduced to 45 mm (1.8 in) to achieve the sub-4 metre mark by fitting a less protruding rear bumper. The Venue is powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) and 115 N⋅m (11.7 kg⋅m; 84.8 lb⋅ft) of torque, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, and a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged GDI petrol engine that offers 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) and 172 N⋅m (17.5 kg⋅m; 127 lb⋅ft) of torque. The turbo petrol exclusively gets an option of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual as well.

The 1.4-litre diesel engine which the Venue was originally launched with, was replaced by a 1.5-litre Bharat Stage 6-compliant diesel engine in March 2020. The larger engine produces 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) and 240 N⋅m (24.5 kg⋅m; 177 lb⋅ft) of torque, which is 10 hp and 20 Nm more than the 1.4-litre engine's output. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.[10]

In July 2020, a 6-speed clutchless manual transmission option was introduced for the 1.0-litre engine. It is marketed as iMT technology. It functions with an intention sensor on the gear lever, hydraulic actuator, and transmission control unit (TCU). The TCU receives a signal from the lever intention sensor, indicating the driver’s intention to change gears, which then sends a signal to engage the hydraulic actuator forming hydraulic pressure. The hydraulic pressure is then sent to the concentric slave cylinder (CSC) through the clutch tube. The CSC uses this pressure to control the clutch and pressure plate, thereby engaging and disengaging the clutch.[11]


In 2022, Hyundai launched the refreshed version of Venue in India in June 2022. It received a redesigned front and rear fascia, digital instrument cluster, and added equipment list.[12] The N Line variant was added in August 2022.[13]

North AmericaEdit

In the North American market, the Venue is powered by the 1.6-litre Smart stream gasoline straight-four engine producing 121 hp (123 PS; 90 kW) and 113 lb⋅ft (153 N⋅m) of torque. Both a 6-speed manual transmission (available only on base SE trim) and an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) will be available (the latter is standard on the SEL and Denim, optional on the SE), and the Venue is available exclusively with front-wheel drive (FWD). Trim levels are base SE and up-level SEL. The manual transmission was discontinued for the 2021 model year due to low sales.[14][15]

Standard features on all Venue trim levels include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and an 8-inch display infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Available options include Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, LED lamps, alloy wheels, sunroof, two-tone roof, navigation, Hyundai Blue Link technology, a 6-speaker audio system, and roof side rails. There is also a lifestyle version called the Venue Denim, only available in Denim Blue with a White roof combined with a Denim and light gray leatherette interior.[16] The Denim was renamed to the Limited trim after 2021.[17]


Launched in September 2019, Australian-bound Venues come in three grades consisting of Go, Active & Elite, and sit below the dimensionally larger Hyundai Kona. A 'Launch Edition' grade based on the Elite was also initially available and limited to 100 units, featuring unique exterior colours and a power sunroof. All are powered by the 1.6-litre Gamma inline-four petrol engine available with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission depending on the variant.

For the Australian market, the Venue acts as an indirect replacement for the fourth-generation Hyundai Accent, due to the lack of right-hand-drive fifth-generation Accent production from South Korea for the time being. The entry price for the Venue has been kept low in order to maintain future entry-level customers.[18]


In 2021, the IIHS awarded the Hyundai Venue a Top Safety Pick Key award, and NHTSA rated it at four out of five stars for safety, with one star deducted due to rollover and front risk ratings of four stars. Safety features include six airbags, an electronic stability control system, a vehicle stability management system, a forward collision warning alarm, a pedestrian detection warning alarm, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic assistance. The active lane-keeping assistance, automatically adjustable high beams LED headlights, and blind-spot detection are given as standard in all SEL trims.[19] The Hyundai Venue has had 1 recall for seat belt pre-tensioners, with 72,142 units at risk, due to risk of explosion.[20]

IIHS scores
Small overlap front (Driver) Good
Small overlap front (Passenger) Good
Moderate overlap front Good
Side (original test) Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints and seats Good
Acceptable Marginal
varies by trim/option
Front crash prevention (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) Superior optional
Front crash prevention (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) Superior standard
Front crash prevention (Vehicle-to-Pedestrian, day) Superior optional
Front crash prevention (Vehicle-to-Pedestrian, day) Advanced standard
Child seat anchors (LATCH) ease of use Acceptable


QX modelsEdit

Model Year Transmission Power Torque 0–100 km/h
(0-62 mph)
1.6 L Gamma MPi 2019–present 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
123 PS (90 kW; 121 hp) at 6,300 rpm 15.4 kg⋅m (151 N⋅m; 111 lbf⋅ft) at 4,850 rpm 11.2 s (manual)
11.4 s (automatic)
1.6 L Smartstream MPi 6-speed manual
123 PS (90 kW; 121 hp) at 6,300 rpm 15.7 kg⋅m (154 N⋅m; 114 lbf⋅ft) at 4,500 rpm 11.2 s

QXi modelsEdit

Model Year Transmission Power Torque
1.0 L Kappa II T-GDi 2019–present 6-speed manual
6-speed clutchless manual
7-speed DCT
120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 6,000 rpm 17.5 kg⋅m (172 N⋅m; 127 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500–4,000 rpm
1.2 L Kappa II MPi 5-speed manual 83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) at 6,000 rpm 11.7 kg⋅m (115 N⋅m; 85 lbf⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm
1.4 L U II CRDi 2019–2020 6-speed manual 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 4,000 rpm 23.5 kg⋅m (230 N⋅m; 170 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500–2,750 rpm
1.5 L U II CRDi 2020–present 6-speed manual 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) at 4,000 rpm 24.5 kg⋅m (240 N⋅m; 177 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500–2,750 rpm


Global salesEdit

Year Venue QX Venue QXi Total[21]
2019 37,454 74,324 111,778
2020 56,305 88,531 144,836
2021 70,015 115,705 185,720

Regional salesEdit

Calendar year India South Korea[21] United States[22]
2019 70,443[23] 16,867 1,077
2020 82,428[24] 17,726 19,125
2021 108,007[25] 13,496 28,653
2022 27,094


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