The Hyundai Venue received a series of tweaks for 2023, including more standard equipment.
UPDATE, 06/05/2023 – We’ve updated this article with the latest prices.
Prices were increased by between $140 and $310 across all bar the top-spec Elite, which climbed by $960.
From June 1, prices are increasing once again: by $100 on the base model, and by $250 on the rest of the range.
“Effective 1 April and 1 June 2023, HMCA regrettably will be applying a MLP increase that impacts a range of Hyundai models,” said a company spokesperson.
“This increase has been driven by exchange rate pressures and rising logistics costs.”
If customers have an existing order and take delivery after June 1, they’ll need to pay the higher price as Hyundai Australia isn’t price-protecting.
The updated Venue hasn’t received the Palisade/Tucson-style grille added in India, with the only exterior design tweak being the substitution of its shark fin aerial for a pole-type unit.
Base, Active and Elite trim levels were carried over for 2023 but the Active manual has been axed, leaving only the base grade with the option of three pedals.
All models now have a Qi wireless phone charger as standard, as well as a 4.2-inch colour instrument cluster screen and a rear occupant alert.
The latter doesn’t use a cabin radar like some more expensive Hyundai products, instead just detecting when a rear door has been opened and prompting the driver to check the back seats before exiting the vehicle.
The steering wheel has Hyundai’s latest switchgear layout, with a customisable star button allowing you to program a preferred shortcut.
A USB-A outlet continues to be used for smartphone mirroring, but it’s joined by a USB-C outlet.
The Elite gains two USB-C charge outlets in the rear next to a small storage compartment for mobile phones, and an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror up front.
The Venue Elite also becomes the latest Hyundai to receive Bluelink connectivity, which comes with a complimentary five-year subscription.
This includes automatic collision notification, voice recognition, cloud-based navigation and weather information, and the ability to sync Google or iCloud calendars with the vehicle.
You can also use the Bluelink app to remotely lock, unlock or start your vehicle and adjust the climate settings, view the remaining fuel level and the vehicle’s location, and continue your navigation journey.
Among the other features offered as part of Bluelink is a Valet Mode, where you can monitor the vehicle’s status and disable infotainment system functions while somebody else is driving your vehicle.
- 2023 Hyundai Venue manual: $22,000
- 2023 Hyundai Venue auto: $24,000
- 2023 Hyundai Venue Active auto: $26,250
- 2023 Hyundai Venue Elite auto: $28,750
All prices exclude on-road costs.
All 2023 Hyundai Venue models are front-wheel drive and use a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 90kW of power and 151Nm of torque.
It’s mated with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2023 Hyundai Venue uses 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle in base manual guise and 7.2L/100km in all auto models.
The Venue runs on 91 RON regular unleaded fuel and has a 45L fuel tank.
The 2023 Hyundai Venue measures 4040mm long, 1770mm wide and 1592mm tall on a 2520mm wheelbase.
It has 355L of boot space (VDA) with the rear seats up.
Servicing and Warranty
Hyundai backs the Venue with its five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. The first five services are capped at $259, $259, $339, $459 and $259, respectively.
The Hyundai Venue has a four-star safety rating from ANCAP.
All models received an adult occupant protection score of 91 per cent, child occupant protection score of 81 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 62 per cent, and a safety assist score of 62 per cent.
The following safety equipment is standard on all Venue models:
- Autonomous emergency braking (camera-based)
- City/urban/interurban braking
- Pedestrian detection
- Automatic high-beam
- Lane-keep assist
- Rear occupant alert (NEW)
- Driver attention warning
- Leading vehicle departure alert
- Reversing camera
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
The Active adds rear parking sensors, while the Elite also receives:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
The base Venue comes standard with the following equipment:
- 4.2-inch colour instrument cluster screen (NEW)
- Qi wireless phone charger (NEW)
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- 1 x 12V outlet, 1 x USB-A outlet and 1 x USB-C outlet
- Four-speaker sound system
- Cruise control
- Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Remote central locking
- 60:40 split/fold rear seat
- Cloth upholstery
- Power windows
- Manual air-conditioning
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Space-saver spare
- Halogen daytime running lights
- Automatic halogen projector-beam headlights
The Active adds:
- Six-speaker sound system
- ‘Premium’ seat bolsters
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED daytime running lights
- LED positioning lights
- Static bending lights
The Elite adds:
- Bluelink, with complimentary five-year subscription (NEW)
- 2 x USB-C outlets (rear) (NEW)
- Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror (NEW)
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Satellite navigation
- DAB+ digital radio
- Sounds of Nature ambient noise
- Sunroof (not available with two-tone roof option)
- Keyless entry and start
- Rear privacy glass
- Single-zone climate control
- LED rear combination lights
The 2023 Hyundai Venue is available in the following exterior finishes:
- Atlas White
- Abyss Black
- Shimmering Silver
- Cosmic Grey
- Fiery Red
- Intense Blue
- The Denim
All bar Atlas White cost an extra $595.
All models have a black interior as standard, though the Elite can be specified with a Denim interior colourway. This is only available on vehicles finished in Shimmering Silver or The Denim.
The Elite can be had with a two-tone exterior treatment, with a contrast colour for the roof, mirror caps and side garnishes, however this deletes the sunroof.
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