Hyundai has teased the all-new third-generation Verna in the country for the first time ahead of its launch. The 2017 Verna made its world debut in China last year, but we’ll be getting the version that is sold in Canada and Russia which is the fifth-generation Accent, a global model, as the third-gen Accent was renamed the Verna for the Indian market.
Look and Feel
Hyundai has always been generous with features and equipment and gives tough competition in its segment, we expect the list to be long with all the comforts and class leading features. Starting with Hyundai’s latest signature cascading grille which is flanked by sweptback projector headlamps. The headlamps feature J-shaped LED daytime running lights and projector fog lamps, which are identical to the North American-spec Hyundai Accent rather than the Chinese-spec Hyundai Verna, the new sedan features a coupe-like roofline.
In the interior the addition of Hyundai’s latest 7-inch infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is going to be the latest technology. Leaked images revealed that it continues with the dual tone beige and black colour combo with leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise control and infotainment buttons and new Supervision instrument cluster and multi-info display,Automatic ‘Clean Air’ climate control, rear parking sensors and camera, dual airbags and ABS as standard across the range.
For verna SX(O)top edition, Hyundai could offer side and curtain airbags, Auto-dimming mirrors, HID headlamps with auto function, LED taillamps, and 16-inch diamond cut alloy rims as standard.
Size and Numbers
The next gen verna will have a 10 mm longer wheelbase, 29 mm wider body and an overall length increased by 15 mm. the 2017 model measures 4,385 mm in length, 1,729 mm in width and 1,450 mm in height, and a wheelbase spanning 2,580 mm.
Next gen Verna is likely to remain unchanged and will carry forward the same set of engines – 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel motors. However, it is expected to give up the old 4-speed automatic for a relatively newer 6-speed automatic found in the Creta and the Elantra.
The new Verna is expected to hit showrooms at price tag of Rs 8 lakh to Rs13.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).at this price tag the next gen verna is going to be tough lead for its segment rulers Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, we expect the car to be launched nearby august .