Two years ago, the Korean carmaker came up with a completely new design approach to the subcompact crossover segment. The new model is designed to be practical and affordable, so it’s no wonder it comes with some pretty simple design solutions. The 2023 Hyundai Venue will represent the fourth production year and from what we know so far, it won’t feature bigger changes. We expect to see nothing but minor tweaks, such as new color options and a few more standard features.
On the other hand, the overall layout will remain the same, so you may count on familiar pros and cons. What we like about this crossover, besides the affordable price, is great fuel economy, great maneuverability and an easy-to-use infotainment system. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes to the engine power, which is subpar even by the standards of a subcompact crossover.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Hyundai Venue will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Hyundai Venue Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Hyundai Venue probably won’t feature bigger changes. We are about to see a familiar design, which was introduced two years ago. The first thing about this crossover that comes to mind is its simple design. It is based on the company’s K2 platform, which usually underpins models for developing markets, such as Hyundai Accent. Therefore, it’s no wonder that suspension and chassis setup are pretty simple. That may negatively affect the ride quality but on the other hand, it keeps maintenance costs at a super-low level.
When it comes to styling, the current model looks modern enough to remain competitive for some more time. Therefore, the best the 2023 Hyundai Venue could bring are minor updates, such as new color options.
The same thing goes for interior design. We don’t expect to see any more notable change. Despite the price, this crossover features a pretty nice cabin. The dashboard looks fairly attractive, while the build quality is a pretty high level as well. Of course, there are a lot of hard plastic surfaces, but everything looks sturdy and durable.
Even though this crossover features less than 100 inches in wheelbase, the amount of passenger room is more than reasonable. The front seats are very generous with space. They are also well-cushioned and offer decent support. The second row also offers a decent amount of space and can accommodate two adult passengers pretty easily.
On the other hand, the cargo area isn’t all that generous. It offers just 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 31.9 cubic feet with these seats folded flat. That’s way below average for the segment.
This aspect could also bring a few novelties, but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like remote keyless entry, an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wired in Limited trim), HD Radio, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port. The list of available features should include goodies like automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, navigation, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, and a second USB port.
When it comes to safety and driver-assist features, all models should come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, automatic high beams etc. Also, count on a couple of upgrades, such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc.
2023 Hyundai Venue Engines
The best way to understand Venue’s simplicity is to look under its hood. There, you will find an old-school 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four, which puts no more than 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque.
With such a modest output, as well as a CVT gearbox, it’s easy to conclude that this crossover doesn’t impress in terms of performance. On the other hand, it is great for daily commuting, especially if we consider excellent fuel economy, which goes around 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
2023 Hyundai Venue Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 Hyundai Venue sometime in the last quarter of the year, with the starting price that goes slightly under 20.000 dollars. Models like Nissan Kicks and Chevrolet Trax are some of the key competitors.