Hyundai has launched the 5th generation Verna in India. The new Hyundai Verna is a step-up from the outgoing model in terms of safety, luxury and drivability. So, this has all the ingredients to be the segment leader. It’s competition, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S was launched recently.
2017 Hyundai Verna Price List (ex-showroom)-
|Verna Petrol (1.6L )|
|E||Rs 7.99 lakh||6-Speed Manual|
|EX||Rs 9.06||6-Speed Manual|
|EX AT||Rs 10.22 lakh||6-Speed Auto|
|SX||Rs 9.49 lakh||6-Speed Manual|
|SX (O)||Rs 11.08||6-Speed Manual|
|SX (O) AT||Rs 12.23 lakh||6-Speed Auto|
|Verna Diesel (1.6L U2 CRDi)|
|E||Rs 9.19||6-Speed Manual|
|EX||Rs 9.99||6-Speed Manual|
|EX AT||Rs 11.39||6-Speed Auto|
|SX||Rs 11.11||6-Speed Manual|
|SX AT||Rs 12.61||6-Speed Auto|
|SX (O)||Rs 12.39||6-Speed Manual|
Looks and Design
Like previously, the new Verna also sports the highly popular fluidic design. However, several design ideas are also taken for the Hyundai Elantra. The result is a more elegant look. The front gets a fluidic design signature grille with elongated projector headlights with L shaped LED daytime running lights. The new Verna is also 29mm wider and 65mm longer than the outgoing model.
From the side, the roofline is more coupe-like and the muscular line that runs along is straighter and higher up. Coming to the rear, the boot lip is now slightly raised to give the illusion of a spoiler. The LED taillights are like Elantra.
Hyundai has come a long way when it comes to cabin quality that could only be expected from the Germans. New Hyundai Verna gets a beige/black dual tone interiors that have a minimalistic feel. However, the car comes loaded with a plethora of features. It houses a 7-inch touchscreen at the centre with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
The high-end variant of Verna gets leather upholstered seats. One feature that needs highlighting is the ventilated front seats. Manufacturers often remove this feature from the India-spec vehicles but it’s good to know that Hyundai hasn’t done that. Some other features worth mentioning are hands-free boot release, Eco Coating Airconditioner (removes odour), keyless entry and projector foglights.
Engine and Gearbox Options
The 1.4-litre Petrol and Diesel engines from the previous-gen Verna is ditched now. Only the larger capacity engines are carried over to the new Hyundai Verna. This includes a 1.6-litre Petrol engine that makes 123PS of power at 6,400rpm and 151Nm of torque at 4850rpm. And a 1.6-litre Turbocharged Diesel engine that pumps out 128PS of power at 4,000rpm and 260Nm of torque at 1500-to-3000rpm. The power and torque output of these engines remain unchanged but Hyundai claims better drivability due to tweaked power delivery. Both the engines can be had with either 6-Speed Manual or a 6-Speed Automatic Gearbox (Know what about different types of automatic transmissions).
The ARAI certified fuel efficiency of Petrol Verna is 17.7kmpl with Manual gearbox and 15.92kmpl with automatic transmission. For the Diesel Verna, it’s 24.75kmpl with Manual gearbox and 21.02kmpl with an automatic unit.
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