2023 Hyundai Venue revealed in full ahead of launch in late June, the SUV now looks bold and aggressive
While Hyundai is gearing up to launch the 2023 Venue facelift next month, the compact SUV has already been revealed in full. The undisguised images of the SUV have started to float online and let’s give you a glimpse of them.
Before we start, please know that select dealerships have already opened unofficial bookings for the upcoming Venue. You can be an early bird before the waiting periods go beyond control in the coming months, the problem the Mahindra XUV 700 currently faces.
As per dealer sources, only select variants of the existing Venue are currently on sale as the bookings for the DCT and iMT variants are already on hold. Online bookings have also been stopped for the compact SUV.
Coming to the updates in the Venue facelift, the biggest change is the front grille that has been completely redesigned. It renders a bold and aggressive stance to the compact SUV.
The chain-like overlapping checked chrome design has been replaced with a normal checked design with chrome rectangular slats.
The bumpers have been changed too. They now sport less busy styling. The bottom grille gets the simple checked design from the existing model. Even, the brushed silver skid plates have been retained.
The split headlamp setup has been retained from the existing SUV. The units get the same projectors in circular housings. The LED drls are, again, fused with the grille.
On the sides, the alloy wheels have been completely redesigned. They now sport a spoke design as against the L-shaped design of the existing SUV. Other than this the styling almost remains the same.
At the rear, the square shaped tail lights have been replaced with sleek units that are now interconnected via the tail gate. At the bottom, the bumper looks exactly like the front with little detailing. The overall rear looks inspired from the Volkswagen SUVs.
There could be subtle changes on the inside. The seats and upholstery might be redesigned with new colours. There could be a bigger touch-screen infotainment system probably borrowing the 10.25-inch screen from the Sonet.
Bose sound system, front parking sensors, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, and 360 degree camera might make their way. The existing Venue already gets features such as electric sunroof, air purifier, connected tech, TPMS, and 6 airbags among many others.
The upcoming Venue might sport the same powertrains as the existing car but there could also be the introduction of Kia Sonet’s 115 PS 1.5-litre diesel engine that gets a 6-speed torque converter autobox. The ex-showroom prices could start from Rs. 7 lakhs onwards.
When launched, the facelifted Venue will land on the heavily-crowded compact SUV segment that has best sellers like Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.