Hyundai India could launch new Gen Verna to take on City Facelift & Ciaz Facelift.
South Korean auto major, Hyundai India will launch the new Gen Verna in the Indian market in 2017. As per some sources, the company may likely launch the car in April 2017.
The new Gen Verna was unveiled globally in China at Chengdu motor show in September 2016 and sales striated a month later in the Chinese market.
The design of the new Gen Verna is based on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language with front-end styling quite similar to the larger Elantra sedan.
New design front grille, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a muscular front bumper with a central air dam and LED fog lamps are some of the key features at the front.
The rear continues to get the coupe like roof line which neatly integrates into the boot. The car will be equipped with new tail lamps with LED elements and all-new integrated spoiler.
Hyundai may equip the car with sunroof, Apple Car play and Android Auto, 4 airbags, black interiors,
Dimensionally the car is longer by 5mm and 28mm wider, compared to the current generation.
The new Verna sedan will to be equipped with same engine options – 1.4-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol, 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. They may be tweaked to offer higher mileage and better performance.
Transmission options include 5 speed MT for the petrol while 6 speed automatic gearbox will be offered on the 1.6 petrol and 1.6 diesel engines. It’s unclear if Hyundai may offer mild hybrid technology to boost fuel efficiency and take advantages of the incentives offered by Indian government.
The new Verna could start at Rs 8 lakh for the base 1.4 petrol variant and Rs 13.5 lakhs for the top trim diesel automatic.
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