With over 8.8 Million customers globally, the Verna is one of the world’s most loved sedans. Now, The Next Gen Verna is here to redefine what a modern sedan stands for. The next generation Hyundai Verna has been launched in India at Rs 7.99 lakhs (all India, ex-showroom). It is available in four number of variants, with two engine and gearbox options as well as four new colour options.
In the Indian market, the Verna is Hyundai’s fighter in the C-segment sedan category, a part of the market that is gaining importance as second time car buyers’ move up the food chain. It takes on the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid.
The Next Gen Verna Futuristic Design
Being a Korean car, this can be an easily predictable thing that the new breed of cars look futuristic and fabulous and in reality the Verna looks as expected. It boosts the sporty and aggressive design language and is way ahead comparing to the outgoing Verna and its current rivals. This characteristic styling is said to indicate the introduction of a ‘family face’ for all Hyundai cars.
The silhouette of the Verna has been retained, but it now comes with sleeker tail lamps and chrome for the fog lamps. In terms of measurement, it is now 4.3-metres in length and has a wheelbase of 2.58 metres – an increase of 15mm and 10mm respectively.The bootspace is now increased by 20 litres and stands at 480 litres.
New Technology And Advanced Features
The cabin is done in beige and black with an updated feature list and some additional rear room. The new list includes a bigger touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, ventilated front seats, rear AC vents, dual USB charging points, power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs and climate control. Hyundai has also added Eco Coating for scent control, rear curtains and a hands free boot opening. The top-of-the-line model gets six airbags and ABS with EBD.The calm simplicity of the dashboard and cabin creates a perceptible feeling of elegance, quality and space. It’s more than just a feeling – the Next Gen Verna is harmoniously combined using high quality material to give a sophisticated appeal.One touch operation adds convenience in opening & closing of sunroof with pinch guard preventing it to fully close on detecting an obstruction.
The 2017 Hyundai Verna is a feature-rich product and comes with several segment-first features like front ventilated seats, Auto Link and hands-free smart trunk while the equipment list also contains Cruise Control, Auto Climatic AC, Rear AC vents, sliding rear curtains, front and rear armrest, Smart Keyless entry with Push Start button in the top-end.The Eco Coating Technology ensures the fresh and Odour-free air and is also a class-first feature claims Hyundai.
On the Safety front, six airbags, parking assist, cornering lamps, impact and speed sensing auto door lock, burglar alarm does the duty very well. Overall, the most improved feature we found was the Auto link and new Arkamys music system.
The petrol and diesel engines are 1.6-litre four-cylinder units producing 121bhp/151Nm and 126bhp/260Nm respectively. Both engines can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.