Hyundai previewed the next generation Verna sedan in concept format at the Beijing Auto Show back in April last year. Now, about 1.5 years later, the car is all set to be launched in India.
Last month, Hyundai India shared a couple of teaser photos and videos of the new Verna. Now, Team-BHP has managed to click the images of the car inside the plant. These are the first undisguised images of the India-spec Verna.
Compared to the variant already on sale in China, the India-spec Verna comes with extra chrome in the front. The hexagonal chrome front grille has five chrome slats within. In addition to this, the fog lamps are also encased in chorme and so are the headlight units.
It will also get a sunroof, chrome door handles, tinted windows and keyless entry. Automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment with navigation, 6 airbags and leather upholstery will also be a part of its interior features on the top end Hyundai Verna.
Set on a longer wheelbase of 2,600m (30 mm longer than old Verna), the 2017 Hyundai Verna will measure 4405 mm in length (30 mm longer), 1,729 mm in width (29 mm wider), 1,469 mm in height (6 mm shorter) – contributing to more space inside and better driving characteristics.
Where engine specifications are concerned, 2017 Hyundai Verna will continue with the same range of engine options which are on offer with current Verna. These are 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter petrol and diesel engines.
The 1.4 liter petrol engine is rated at 107 PS / 135 Nm and mated to a 5 speed MT.
The 1.6 liter petrol engine is rated at 123 PS / 155 Nm and mated to a 5 speed MT or 4 speed AT.
The 1.4 liter diesel engine is rated at 90 PS / 220 Nm and mated to a 6 speed MT.
The 1.6 liter diesel engine is rated at 128 PS / 260 Nm and mated to a 6 speed MT or 4 speed AT.
As is seen with the current Hyundai Verna, the 2017 model will also compete with the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and Fiat Linea. Pricing will also be marginally increased as features are more upmarket.