Hyundai New Fluidic Verna
Hyundai New Fluidic Verna Preview
Hyundai has just taken the wraps off the next-generation Verna at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show in China. The Korean car maker first showcased the new-generation Verna in concept form at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show earlier this year.
The styling of the new Verna, just like the recently launched new Elantra, is based on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The beauty of this C-segment sedan is in the fact that it is as close to the concept form as it can get. Up front it gets a large hexagonal grille, and pulled back headlamps that are reminiscent of the Elite i20. The new Verna looks absolutely fab thanks to its coupe-esque profile. In terms of dimensions, at 4,380mm and 1,728mm the new Verna is longer and wider than its predecessor, which can result in a roomier cabin.
The interior too gets some of its design cues from the larger Elantra. The car displayed at the Chengdu Motor Show sported an all-black dashboard with silver accents on the steering wheel and around the centre console and the air-con vents. At the centre stage of the dashboard is a large touch-screen infotainment system identical to the one seen on the Elantra. Other features on the new Verna will include, projector type headlights with Daytime Running Lamps, sun roof, fog lamps, turn indicators on ORVMS, navigation and more.
Despite being a new generation model, the 2017 Verna will continue with the same petrol and diesel engine options. The new Verna will continue to be offered 1.4-litre 105bhp petrol unit as well as a punchier 1.6-litre 121bhp unit. The diesel 1.4 and 1.6on the other hand makes 88bhp and 126bhp. These engine options will continue to be mated to the same gearbox options as the current-gen model.
The current-generation Verna carries a sticker price of Rs 7.88 lakh for the base petrol variant and goes right up to Rs 13.09 lakh for the top spec diesel (Prices ex-showroom Delhi). Expect the new 2017 Hyundai Verna to be priced higher than the current model when it is launched in India in the second half of 2017.