New gen Hyundai Verna will be launched today in India – Prices are expected to be in the Rs 10 lakh to Rs 19 lakh range
For a long time, Hyundai Verna has been a C-segment sedan. But in its 4th iteration, we can see that Hyundai Verna has grown in size and now is a bridge between C and D segment sedans. This is in keeping with current trends in this segment, reflected with Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus and segment leader Honda City.
Ahead of launch, multiple variants of Verna have been reaching dealerships. They aren’t susceptible to the eagle eyed Automotive YouTube community, though. In a video by Ayush Verma, we can see the new-gen Hyundai Verna Automatic top trim with a 1.5L MPi engine, mated to an IVT. This model gets ADAS equipment.
Hyundai Verna Automatic Top Variant With ADAS
In this variant, we can clearly see there is a bumper-mounted radar unit along with a camera mounted beside IRVM. This should unlock a slew of driver assistance tech, aiding in emergency situations.
Apart from that, this variant with a 1.5L MPi engine lacks the sporty red touches that are found in 1.5L turbo GDi variants. Instead, we get a black-beige combination dashboard along with subtle chrome elements, replacing red bits in sporty variants. Also, this trim gets a single-pane sunroof.
Beige leatherette seat upholstery along with golden piping is offered in this variant. A combination of sunroof and beige interior and upholstery creates a sense of space by letting a lot of light in, as opposed to an all-black interior on turbo GDi variants. Two large 10.25” horizontal displays take center stage.
Below these displays are Audi-like AC vent housing and gear lever (with automatic variants). Apart from that, we can see ventilated seat controls, a screen with interchangeable AC and infotainment controls, and a wireless phone charger. This particular model gets a manual handbrake, unlike the petrol turbo variant which gets electric parking brake.
Specs & Features
Other notable features on Hyundai Verna automatic trim with 1.5L MPi IVT are electric seat controls, keyless entry with push button start, auto-dimming IRVM, mirrors on sunshades, rear AC vents, LED interior lights, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting, ventilated seats, automatic climate control and more. It is missing features like rear disc brakes, panoramic sunroof, integrated rear window blinds and more, which are offered with Creta.
Powertrains-wise, Hyundai Verna gets two engine options, a 1.5L NA petrol and a 1.5L turbo petrol. The former makes 113.4 bhp of power and 144 Nm of torque, while the latter kicks out 158 bhp of power and 253 Nm of torque. A choice between a 6-speed MT, IVT and a 7-speed DCT has to be made.