The Geneva Motor Show has not even started yet and some are already looking forward to the New York Auto Show. Toyota announced that they are going to introduce for the first time in the USA, the 2013 Toyota Venza. And what we have now obviously, is a headlight... I mean a teaser. Sounds like a typical facelift – an enhanced exterior styling, more standard equipment. and more options.

Distinctive features that will separate the 2013 model from the previous ones show themselves as a new upper and a lower grille. The fog lights and rear taillights have also been redesigned. 19-inch wheels are set to be ideal for this new Venza that will come with three additional shades: Attitude Black, Cypress Pearl, and Cosmic Gray Mica.

The trim levels will continue to be designated by LE and XLE while there will also be Limited editions. The former two can be ordered in many drivetrain combinations: 4-cylinder or V6, FWD or RWD – every setup is possible. The Limited Venzas will come strictly with a V6 but the freedom to chose where the power goes remains.

Toyota Venza (2013)

Standard features on the LE include the Display Audio, Blind Spot Mirror, puddle lamps and outer mirror turn signals. The XLE has all that and adds a Driver Memory Seat, Reverse Tilt Outer Mirrors and Display Audio with Navigation and Toyota Entune™ multi-media system. The Limited has some LED at the front, a more complicated satnav. Does not sound like a bargain.

It's quite understandable why the Veneza isn't at Geneva – it's specifically designed for the North American Market with its roomishness and flexibility.

Just a quick note: The Veneza is a product of Toyota's Calty Design studios in Newport Beach, Calif – the place where the Lexus LF-LC Concept was designed. In other words we might be pleasently surprise.

Source: Toyota