Set to rival the new Maruti Ciaz and Honda City, the 2017 Hyundai Verna is estimated to be priced between Rs 9 lakh – Rs 14 lakh.
With a sportier and edgier design, several new features and up-market cabin, the new 2017 Hyundai Verna could be priced a little higher than the current model.
Hyundai Verna, the popular mid-sized sedan from the South Korean automaker in India, is all set to enter its third generation by mid of this year. The new Hyundai Verna 2017 is already on sale in the Chinese market. Now, the Korean carmaker has unveiled the new generation India-bound Verna sedan at the Toronto Motor Show. Just so you know, the sedan is sold as the Accent in the International markets.
As a reminder, the Hyundai Creta was also first launched in China as Hyundai iX25 and then brought to India. Following the similar product strategy, the company will launch the global-spec Verna 2017 in India as well. The new model is premium in nature, and is equipped with several high-end features including LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED turn indicators, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, etc. This sedan is longer and wider than the outgoing model. In fact, the wheelbase has also been increased by 10mm which ensures an even more spacious cabin. In India, the 2017 Hyundai Verna will come with the same set of engines – 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel – carried forward from the current model. If reports are to be believed, Hyundai might introduce the mild-hybrid technology with the 1.6-litre diesel powertrain on the top-spec model. Also See- New Hyundai Verna Exterior & Interior Image Gallery
The current-generation model of the Verna was launched in India in 2011, and it received a mild-facelift in 2015. It was once the segment-topper in terms of sales, but lost its position to the Honda City in 2014. And as soon as the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz entered the market, the Verna moved to the number three spot in the segment. With the new-gen model, Hyundai aims to regain its lost ground.
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Though there is no official statement on its arrival timeline as of now, we expect the new 2017 Hyundai Verna’s India launch to happen in the second half of this year. Exact date will be revealed closer to its launch.
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|Top Model||Rs 14 lakh|
With several new features and a more premium look and cabin, the Hyundai Verna new model could be slightly more expensive than the current-generation model. Its prices could fall within the range of Rs 9 lakh – Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom). Read: Hyundai to Launch These 6 Cars in India
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The global-spec model is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that is good for 132bhp and 161.34Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed AT. The vehicle also gets two driving modes – Normal and Sport. Talking about India, the saloon will retain its current engines – 1.4-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol, 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. These powertrains are likely to be tuned for better refinement. While the entry-level 1.4L petrol motor produces 105bhp and 135Nm of torque, the 1.6L unit churns out power worth 121bhp and 155Nm of torque.
On the other hand, the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engines produce 89bhp with 220Nm and 126bhp with 260Nm respectively. Transmission options will include – a 6-speed manual, 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic (only on 1.6-litre variants). As mentioned above, the 2017 Verna might also receive a 1.6-litre engine with mild hybrid technology. This will make it a direct rival of the Maruti Ciaz SHVS.
Packed with current engine lineup, the new 2017 Hyundai Verna is likely to be as fuel efficient as the current model. Currently, the saloon delivers an impressive mileage of 18kmpl (1.4L petrol), 17kmpl (1.6L petrol), 19kmpl (1.6L diesel) and 25kmpl (1.4L diesel).
The production version of the new 2017 Hyundai Verna shares a strong resemblance with the original concept that was put up on display at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The new model has an aggressive and more premium appeal, thanks to its evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. Upfront, the car gets large hexagonal grille, sculptured bumpers and pulled-back headlamps. The side profile of the saloon has been revised with sloping roof-line, blackened C-Pillar and new alloy wheels.
The most interesting design bit of the new Hyundai Verna 2017, however, is its rear profile that gets sportier tail-lamps with LED elements and all-new integrated spoiler. Talking about the dimensions, the 2017 Verna is 5mm longer and 29mm wider than the current car. The wheelbase too has been increased by 10mm, while the height remains the same. The sedan measures 4,385mm in length, 1,729mm in width and 1,450mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,580mm.
The interior pictures of the sedan reveal its spacious and feature-rich cabin. The cabin is now more driver centric than before, which make it more comfortable than the current car. It comes equipped with either a five- or seven-inch color TFT LCD instrument display depending on the variant. For passengers’ entertainment and connectivity, the sedan gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, voice recognition and app-based navigation. Other features include heating function for front seats, electrically adjustable driver seat, leather upholstery for seats, multi-functional steering wheel, dual zone climate control, etc.
Large hexagonal grille
Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
Revised rear door and C-pillar
7-inch color TFT LCD instrument display
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
App-based navigation & voice control
Front seats with a heating function
Autonomous emergency braking
17-inch alloy wheels
LED turn indicators
With sportier design, spacious cabin and more features on offer, the Hyundai Verna 2017 looks lot more promising than the current model.