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June 5, 2022

Could Hyundai PH Bring In The Revised 2023 Venue To Battle The Toyota Raize?

It may not be part of Hyundai Philippines 2022 model line-up, but the Korean automaker just released the first images of its refreshed Venue sub-compact SUV.

Set for a global launch this month starting in India, the 2023 Venue brings Hyundai’s new SUV design language, first seen in the refreshed Palisade, to the smallest member of the family. At the front it continues to have the split headlight design, but the dark chrome grille is now bigger, more upright, and squarer than ever. Meanwhile, at the back, it has a connected LED taillight design giving it a wider look. The taillights themselves also have a hexagonal crystal design.

Inside, the 2023 Venue features a revised instrument cluster, a larger infotainment screen, and rear seats with a two-step recline. For the Indian market, it also adds support for both Alexa and Google Voice Assistant that enable Home to Car (H2C) functionality. This will allow users to control multiple functions of their SUV from the comfort of their own homes such as: climate control, door locks, fuel level information, tire pressure information, and even geofencing (Find My Car).

The refreshed Venue will come with three engine options: a normally-aspirated 1.2-liter with 82 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque, a turbocharged 1.0-liter with 118 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque, and a 1.5-liter diesel with 99 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. Transmission options range from a 5-speed manual, a clutchless manual (iMT), and a dual clutch automatic.

The current Venue, which is still part of the Hyundai Philippines line-up is sourced from Korea. It’s unknown whether Hyundai will assemble the Venue in Indonesia (Hyundai Philippines has stated that they will only source products from Korea or Indonesia moving forward). If they do, it will likely be better equipped to fight against the Toyota Raize and Kia Stonic.


  1. Hyundai needs to price the Venue within the current price range of Raize. Otherwise...

  2. Maganda sana ang Venue, esp the TOTL (below P1M), kaso, nakakatakot na bumili ng Hyundai (at Kia)...

    1. Not as reliable as Japanese cars. I believe Koreans are on par with Chinese.

  3. The Rear End of Venue looks like VW T-Cross section. This car will be ditched by Hyundai Phil in favor of the Creta Crossover with 1.5L Non Turbo. Which quite good similar to Tucson Facia .

  4. Sana ibalik ulit ang venue d2 sa pinas


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