Whether the new-generation Verna is good enough to accomplish its goal or not, we find in our spec-based comparison.
The new Verna, will be modelled on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2 design tenet, seen in most of the models in carmaker’s line-up.
Hyundai has officially launched the new-generation Verna in India. While most of the details were revealed ahead of the launch, Hyundai today announced the prices for the line-up which fall between Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 12.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With improved aesthetics, more frugal engines and additional kit, the new Hyundai Verna 2017 surpasses its predecessor.
In this comparison, we stack up the all-new Verna against the previous model to discern what is new in the new-gen model. (New Hyundai Verna vs Old Hyundai Verna-price, specs, mileage & features)
|Name of the Car||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|New Hyundai Verna||Rs7.99 lakh to Rs 12.61 lakh|
|Old Hyundai Verna||Rs 7.84 lakh to Rs 12.62 lakh|
-The petrol-powered variants in the new Hyundai Verna line-up are priced between Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 12.23 lakh.
-Diesel variants are priced in the range of Rs 9.19lakh to Rs 12.61.
-The top-spec diesel SX(O) is priced at Rs 12.39lakh opposed to the SX+ diesel AT available at Rs 12.61 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi)
–One must note the above prices are introductory and are protected for the first 20,000 customers. The prices will be revised post this mark.
-The petrol variants in the old model were priced from Rs 7.84 lakh to Rs 10.50 lakh.
-Diesel trims were available at an additional premium, starting from Rs 9.06 lakh and to Rs 12.62 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). Also Read – New Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City
|Specifications||New Hyundai Verna||Old Hyundai Verna|
|Petrol Engines||1.6LGamma Dual VTVT||1.4L & 1.6L units|
|Power (Bhp)||121||105 & 121|
|Torque (Nm)||155||135 & 155|
|Diesel||1.6L U2 CRDi||1.4L & 1.6L|
|Power (Bhp)||126||89 & 126|
|Torque (Nm)||260||220 & 260|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & 6-speed AT||5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 4-Speed AT|
-The new Hyundai Verna will be launched with an option of 1.6-litre VTVT and 1.6L CRDI units.
-The 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines from the current line-up will be dropped.
-It will additionally receive a new 6-speed AT gearbox opposed to the previous 4-speed auto unit. Read Comparison – New Hyundai Verna Vs Maruti Ciaz
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage (Km/l)||Diesel Mileage (km/l)|
|New Hyundai Verna||17.70||24.75|
|Old Hyundai Verna||17.43||24.8|
-The new Verna manual variants are claimed to return 17.70km/l in petrol and 24.75 km/l in diesel version.
-The petrol AT is rated at 15.92 km/l against the 21.02 km/l for diesel AT.
-The previous model returned ARAI rated mileage of 17.01-17.43 km/l in petrol and 19.08 to 24.8 km/l in diesel guise. Photo Gallery – New Hyundai Verna Feature Details
|Dimensions||New Hyundai Verna||Old Hyundai Verna|
|Boot Space (Litres)||480||465|
-The new Verna has grown bigger with dimensional changes.
-It now measures 65mm longer, 29mm wider and sits on 30mm longer wheelbase.
-The boot space has also increased from 465L to 480L. Read – 9 Facts About New Verna
|Key Features||New Hyundai Verna||Old Hyundai Verna|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||No|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||No|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||Yes||No|
|Rear wiper & washer||Yes||No|
-The SX variant in the new Verna line-upfeaturesa 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system with USB charger in front & rear.
-The 7.0-inch touchscreen AVN system with IPS display & VR is reserved for the top-spec variant. It also gets smartphone connectivity options including Mirror Link, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
-The auto link is only available with the top-spec variant.
-It also gets rear AC vents and rear wiper and washer missing in the old Verna.
-Other bits such as auto dimming rear-view mirror, sliding front centre console, power sunroof on automatic variants, manually adjustable rear curtain, ventilated seats etc are available on the new Verna, depending on the variant one picks.
|Key Features||New Hyundai Verna||Old Hyundai Verna|
|Dual front airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear parking camera||Yes||Yes|
|Impact sensing auto door unlock||Yes||Yes|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||No||No|
-Prominent safety features such asABS with EBD, dual airbags, clutch lock, rear view mirror, seat belt pretensioners (front), ISOFIX child seat anchors are standard across line-up.
-The range topping SX(O) variant additionally gets six airbags, electro chromic rear-view mirror, smart key etc.
-Rear view camera is offered from EX onwards.
Hyundai introduced the Verna nameplate in India in 2006. In 2011, Hyundai launched the new Verna built on its highly acclaimed Fluidic design theme. With radical changes to the design, styling and feature list, Verna became the best seller in the segment, outnumbering market leader Honda City. Since then, the tug of war continues between the two models and Verna is all set once again to witness a generation leap.
The new Verna, is modelled on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2 design tenet, seen in most of the models in carmaker’s line-up. Aside from cosmetic updates, the sedan sports larger proportions, inferring more space on the inside.
The new-gen model receives changes in line with Solaris, which is essentially Verna’s global version. The front end gets hexagonal grille and redesigned LED headlamps reminiscent of Elantra. Other changes on the sedan include diamond cut alloys, new design for the taillights, arched rear roofline and larger bumper.
Styling updates on the inside is inspired by Solaris with a similar looking dashboard. There is a large touchscreen system, sitting at the top of the centre console. In terms of equipment, the new Verna carries most of the features from the current model including the automatic climate control, infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto etc. To make it more premium, the sedan is enveloped in a dual-tone colour scheme.