Hyundai has a baby on the way.

The company has released design sketches of its newest model, a small SUV called the Venue.

It will be smaller and more affordable than the visually challenged Kona which has just been launched in electric guise.

All will become clear when the car is unveiled at the New York motor show on April 18.

Hyundai says Venue symbolises a trendy, unique style, perfect for Hyundai’s newest, smallest and most affordable SUV.

The vehicle embodies the characteristics of ‘the place to be’, en route to the final destination — wherever that may be.

From everyday workplace activities to weekend fun, Hyundai says Venue is a great fit in accommodating busy lifestyles with an abundance of playful and practical features including seamless safety, versatility and connectivity.

Venue will likely be powered by a 1.0 three cylinder or 1.4-lite four cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, teamed with a 7-speed twin clutch transmission.

It has reportedly been designed with a greater focus on maximising interior space, offering equal levels of cabin practicality to the larger Kona despite the more compact footprint.

Venue is scheduled for launch here in the second half of the year.

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Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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