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Hyundai Venue 2023: small SUV gains specification upgrades, prices increase by up to $960


Hyundai Australia has announced a key update for its Venue small SUV that now starts from $21,900 before on-road costs

Hyundai Australia has announced its updates for the 2023 Venue small SUV, a model that now starts from $21,900 before on-road costs. 

Pricing for the Venue has lifted slightly when compared to 2022, with the biggest change in price being for the Elite automatic model that has risen $960 to $28,500 before on-road costs. 

However, the Kia Stonic and Mazda CX-3 competitor has been given several upgrades for 2023 in the areas of comfort, convenience and connectivity. 

Hyundai Venue 2023 side angle profile
Hyundai has announced updates for its Venue small SUV for 2023

The Venue retains the same powertrain as before: a 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine that produces outputs of 90kW/151Nm

While there have been updates for the inside of the Hyundai Venue, there has been no aesthetic exterior changes to the vehicle for 2023. 

What’s changed for the Hyundai Venue in 2023?

Hyundai Venue 2023 interior wide
Inside the 2023 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai has added several new features to the Venue not seen before in this particular model. 

A new Qi wireless charger is now standard across all variants, along with a new 4.2-inch LCD instrument cluster that includes a digital speedometer and tachometer. 

A USB-C port has been added to the front centre console for all models, however the range-topping Elite variant scores two USB-C ports for the rear passengers. 

Hyundai Venue 2023 rear tail lights
The Hyundai Venue is much the same on the outside, but gains plenty inside

Hyundai has also made changes to the steering wheel-mounted controls that the company says improves ease-of-use. A new custom button has been added to the wheel to allow the driver to program their desired function. 

The rear-view mirror has also been updated and is now an electro-chromatic mirror across all grades to prevent headlight glare. 

A rear occupant alert function is also standard, a feature that alerts the driver to check the  rear seats before leaving the vehicle. 

Hyundai Venue 2023 steering wheel controls
New steering wheel controls include a new custom button

Hyundai has installed its Bluelink connected car service in the Elite variant of the Venue as part of the brand’s commitment to smart mobility solutions. 

The Bluelink service is complimentary for the first five years of ownership and includes features including automatic collision notification, voice recognition, remote services and vehicle diagnostics. 

What standard equipment is included with a Venue?

Hyundai Venue 2023 8.0-inch touchscreen
The Venue is fitted as standard with a 8.0-inch centre touchscreen

Along with the new equipment outlined above, the Hyundai Venue comes standard with an 8.0-inch centre touchscreen, 15-inch alloy wheels, a four-speaker sound system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and basic cruise control. 

Stepping up into the Active grade, this variant adds larger 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a bigger six-speaker sound system, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, and rear parking sensors. 

The flagship Elite tops off the range with a sunroof, rear privacy glass, climate control and auto up and down windows. 

Hyundai Venue 2023 emergency roof button
In the Elite flagship, SOS emergency call is available as standard

A two-tone roof and exterior body garnish can be optioned onto the Elite. 

How safe is the 2023 Hyundai Venue?

All Hyundai Venues for 2023 come standard with several safety features, including six airbags, forward collision avoidance assistance, driver attention warning, lane keep assist, high-beam assist, hill-start assist, tyre pressure monitoring, a rear-view camera and automatic headlights. 

Hyundai Venue 2023 rear USB-C ports
The Elite now gains two rear USB-C ports

In a 2019 safety test by ANCAP, the Hyundai Venue was awarded a five-star safety rating. Its highest score was for adult occupant protection, achieving an impressive 91 percent rating. For child occupant protection, the Venue scored 81 percent. 

Hyundai Venue 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Venue manual: $21,900 (+$160)
  • Venue auto: $23,900 (+$140)
  • Venue Active auto: $26,000 (+$310)
  • Venue Elite auto: $28,500 (+$960)