SET to arrive in Australia in the latter half of 2019, Hyundai has used the New York Auto Show to debut its newest, and smallest, SUV – to be known as the Venue.

Smaller than the Kona and Tucson, the Venue features a unique design, delivering a new interpretation of Hyundai’s signature design language.

The vehicle’s side profile showcases a solid and full volume wheel arch and strong character line, while the front cascading grille includes the new Hyundai signature face that’s found on both Kona and NEXO, including composite LED lights and cube shape headlamps.

This unique character line continues through the tail lamps. The Venue is available with striking 17-inch alloy wheels along with the 15-inch standard wheels.

It’s also loaded with technology, including an 8.0-inch infotainment system , with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety comes to the fore as well, with a host of advanced protection systems.

These include lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, forward collision assist, rear cross traffic alert and driver attention warning.

Fuel economy is an important consideration for customers who purchase an entry-level vehicle and the Venue won’t disappoint thanks to Hyundai’s Smartstream Gamma 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine.

The Dual Port Fuel Injection (DPFI) engine is paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.

Numerous design changes were made to the Smartstream Gamma 1.6 engine to realise fuel economy improvements while maintaining power and torque.

To complement the dramatic design, Venue is available with fun, youthful colours.

A total of eight exterior colours are available, including Ceramic White, Black Noir, Steller Silver, Galactic Gray, Scarlet Red, Intense Blue, Green Apple and Denim.

Denim can be coupled with denim cloth and leatherette interior with a white contrasting roof. Venue offers a choice of grey or black cloth interiors.

An all-new two-tone roof, power sunroof and privacy glass contribute further to the head-turning style options.

Pricing and final local specifications will be announced closer to launch.

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