In late 2016, Hyundai launched the new generation Verna in China and now it’s India’s turn to receive the sedan. If reports are to be believed, new Hyundai Verna will be launched in India in August this year. It will be manufactured at company’s plant in Chennai which also a focal point to export the sedan to other international markets. It will be based on company’s Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy and comes with some significant changes both inside and outside. After grand i10 facelift and new Xcent (coming this month) this will be brand’s third launch in India this year.
As said, it comes with comprehensive updates which include a new Cascading hexagonal front grille, swept back projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, chrome-ish new fog lamps that contribute to the low slung profile of the car. The side profile includes new multi spoke alloy wheels, sloping roofline while rear flaunts wraparound spilt LED tail lights, LED reflectors and license plate on rear bumper.
At tape, New Verna will offer more cabin space thanks to better dimensions. The sedan measures 4385mm in length, 1729mm in width and 1450mm in height with a wheelbase of 2580mm. New model is 15mm longer, 29mm wider and has 10mm of longer wheelbase. The boot space stands at 387 liters.
Interiors have also went revision and gets revised dashboard layout with a 7 inch touchscreen system with Apple car play, Android auto, navigation, reverse parking display, USB, Aux-in and bluetooth. It also sports automatic climate control with dedicated control panel, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, push start button, 7- inch TFT instrument display, six airbags, electronic stability control, ABS, traction control, vehicle stability management and much more.
For India, new Hyundai Verna will be available in the same two petrol and two diesel engines. In petrol it gets 1.4l that makes 106bhp and 135Nm of torque and 1.6l that develops 121bhp and 155Nm of torque. The diesel segment includes a 1.4 litre engine with 89bhp and 220Nm of torque and bigger 1.6l engine is good for 126bhp power and 259Nm of torque. Transmission duties are taken care by a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard and a 4-speed automatic transmission as option on both the engines. In addition, Verna is likely to feature mild hybrid technology to rival Ciaz SHVS.
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