Hyundai Venue Will No Longer Be Offered With A Manual Transmission
Another one bites the dust.
1. Hyundai has announced that the Venue will no longer be available with a manual transmission.
2. The 2021 Venue is powered by 121 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, which now solely works with a CV transmission (CVT).
3. Pricing starts at $19,925 for the 2021 model year.
It's another sad day for the automotive industry, Hyundai's subcompact SUV will no longer be available with a manual transmission. Before now, the Venue, a new arrival to the Hyundai lineup, was standard with a 6-speed manual transmission on the base, SE trim level. For the 2021 model year, the only transmission available will be a CVT, which, presently, is optional on the SE trim and standard on all others. The reason for this change is, not surprisingly, the lack of demand.
The powertrain for 2021 will look like this: The Venue will be powered by a 1.6 L 4-cylinder that generates 121 horsepower, all of which is delivered to the front wheels via a CV transmission. The EPA estimates that the CVT equipped Venue's will do 30 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
The 2021 Venue will start at $19,925 for the base SE model, $20,975 for the SEL, and $23,225 for the Denim. The starting price for 2021 SE will be about $2,000 higher than now, mostly due to the CV transmission.
What can I say? We've lost another manual. This leaves only three Hyundai vehicles that can be manually shifted-the Veloster, Elantra, and Accent. Some might say "No one cared about the Venue anyway!" This is partially true, but still, losing a manual to the jaws of a rubbery CVT? No, that's awful no matter which car is rid of its stick shift.