Hyundai Venue SUV Radio Review

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In Australia it seems like you can never have too many SUVs. Hyundai have just launched their latest which and David Brown went along to see what it was like and found the changing nature of SUVs continues.

Hyundai’s first SUV, the 2001 Sante Fe, was portrayed as a more comfortable version of a large four-wheel drive.  The new one called the Venue is at the small end of the market.  Only available in 2-wheel drive it is targeted at the practical urban dweller.

Their marketing words say “it combines the rugged looks of SUV styling with light-car economy and maneuverability

So it has the appearance of an SUV, but it goes like a small car.  Perfect.

Pricing excluding on road cost starts at $19,990 but that’s a manual. Most will be the six-speed auto. Top of the range is $25,500 plus.

About David Brown 433 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto