The Venue comes in three equipment levels; Go, Active and Elite, which are each powered by the 1.6-litre petrol engine.
The least costly Go specification includes 15-inch streel wheels with plastic hubcaps, cloth seat trim, manual gearbox, four-speaker audio system and the features available in all Konas. Spending about $1500 more will bring the more convenient automatic transmission.
Upgrading to the Active brings 15-inch aluminium alloy wheels, rear parking sensors (that help you judge how far the bumper is from obstacles), longer-lasting LED indicators and daytime running lights, power folding external mirrors, centre console armrest, leather-appointed steering wheel and gear knob, and six-speaker audio.
Like the Go, the Active comes with the manual gearbox as standard, with the auto costing about $1500 extra.
The Elite comes with the automatic gearbox as standard and gains premium cloth seats with side bolsters that better support your hips, rear privacy glass, LED headlights, and climate control air-conditioning that lets you set a temperature for the cabin.
The infotainment system gains inbuilt sat-nav so you don’t have to rely on your phone’s navigation apps, and an extra USB charging socket. Blind-spot monitor, and rear-cross traffic alert are added to the active safety package.
Wheel diameter grows to 17 inches, and the correspondingly lower profile tyres look sportier and sharpen the steering slightly.
The Elite also differs externally with two-tone paint and side mirrors, and you can choose between three no-cost interior trim colour options.