2023 Hyundai Venue: Only a few weeks remain before RDE requirements go into effect, but automakers are already preparing their individual movements in accordance with the new standards. Hyundai has now followed Honda’s lead by eliminating the diesel-powered i20. Honda had already done so with the Amaze and City models. A few significant alterations are apparently being made to the Hyundai Venue lineup as well.
2023 Hyundai Venue engine upgrade
The updated tune-up for the diesel engine is the first significant upgrade. The fixed geometry turbocharged version of Hyundai’s 1.5-litre diesel engine currently exclusively powers the i20 and Venue, whereas the variable geometry turbocharged version of the same engine powers Verna and Creta.
Hyundai will update Venue’s diesel powertrain and launch the VGT version of the diesel for the subcompact SUV, though the i20 diesel has been discontinued. It implies that the 1.5-litre diesel engine in the 2023 Venue diesel will be in a higher level of tune and produce 115 PS and 250 Nm.
Additional innovations including an integrated starter generator, which will provide the SUV an idle start-stop system, will also be included to the Hyundai Venue in 2023. The Venue will be the first Hyundai vehicle to include this feature, which is already offered in Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra vehicles.
Additionally, it is said that side airbags will be standard on the new Hyundai Venue. The Hyundai Venue, which presently only comes with two front airbags as normal and side and curtain airbags only in the top-of-the-line SX(O) variation, will now have four airbags as standard across its portfolio.
In June 2022, the Hyundai Venue had a thorough facelift that included a new front fascia and updated tail lamps with an LED connecting bar. A motorised driver’s seat and LED projector headlamps were added to its list of upgrades.
The new Hyundai Venue will be an even more compelling alternative to competitors like the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, and even the future Maruti Suzuki Fronx with the introduction of these planned improvements.
Two different petrol powertrain options are available for the Hyundai Venue in addition to the 1.5-liter diesel engine. The 1.2-litre 83 PS naturally-aspirated petrol engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox in the lower and mid-spec versions. The higher-end models have a 1.0-liter 120 PS turbocharged petrol engine that can be paired with either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.