Hyundai’s product planning boffins think the Active is going to prove the most popular Venue model, offering more bang for not much more bucks than the entry-level Go model.
The Active ($21,990 manual, $23,490 auto) is $1500 more than the Go, but while you get the same 8.0-inch touchscreen that’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto equipped as the cheapest model, you add serious niceties like 15-inch alloys, LED DRLs, nicer leather interior treatments and a better six-speaker stereo.
There’s just the one engine offered in the Venue - a 1.6-litre petrol unit good for 90kW and 151Nm - which, in the Active, can be had with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.
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The Venue arrives with six airbags, camera-based AEB, a reversing camera and lane keep assist as standard across the range, while the Active trim adds rear parking sensors to the safety kit.