Hyundai Verna, in its Fluidic Avatar took the sedan segment by storm when it was launched in 2011 and gave cut throat competition to segment leaders. But experts had a different opinion about the Verna due to its light steering wheel and irresponsive ride and handling especially at higher speeds. These flaws somehow dented the sales of Verna and after the introduction of City diesel it completely shattered; only manage to sell only 1500-2000 units against new Honda City’s 6000-7000 units. Few months back Hyundai launched a refreshed avatar of Verna named as 4S fluidic Verna with cosmetic and tweaked suspension setup which improved the driving dynamics of Verna significantly. We managed to talk to the few who have either bought Verna or taken its test drive.
Best in the segment:
A user who drove VGT SX AT shared his great experience of 4S Verna’s improved ride and handling dynamics, on and off road behavior. He was praising Verna’s suspension tweak which made new Verna fun to drive.
Most good looking car:
“After the new update Verna now looks most good looking car in the segment, the new two slate grille gives it a Hyundai Solaris look while Headlamps with chrome line which gives DRL effect and L shaped Fog lamps smarten the overall look of 4S Verna” says a user.
Brilliant Package car with Luxurious interiors:
A proud owner of VGT SX variant told us that 4S Verna is most comfortable and luxurious sedan in the C segment. It is loaded with long list of features like reverse parking camera, six airbags, steering mounted controls and fit and finish of Hyundai is always of top quality. Suspension is good, eye catchy design and trusted brand name, overall a well packaged and strongly recommend car.
Limited rear seat space:
A user who bought new 4S Verna few days ago is facing limited space availability at rear bench and apart from limited space its slope roofline makes it difficult to get inside the car as the head bangs on the gate.
One user who took the test drive of new 4S Verna was not happy with brake response he told use the braking system isn’t as good as Skoda Rapid and City and the car doesn’t stop or slow down as expected.
Poor fuel economy:
One of the problems that most of the users told us was the low fuel economy of new 4S fluidic Verna. Most of them getting less mileage than it supposed to deliver especially in city driving conditions; one was getting around 12 KMPL for the top diesel variant.
Horrible dealership experience:
Hyundai is a well known and reputed brand in India but the dealers didn’t justifies that title very well as one user was furious over the delivery of new Verna 4S. He booked the new 4S Verna as the booking commenced but he got the delivery after 45 days and that too after so many calls, visits to the dealer shop.
|Comparison of New 4S Fluidic Hyundai Verna|
|Comparison of New 4S Fluidic Hyundai Verna variants|