With Maruti Ciaz and Honda City in its sight, 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.
The new Hyundai Verna 2017 has been spotted testing in India, revealing details about the new-generation model set for launch sometime this year.Toppled by the new-gen City, the sedan has another strong competitor, Maruti Ciaz in the segment. The new-generation model therefore aims at regaining zenith in the mid-size sedan space.
Coming to the recently spotted test mule, the sedan seems to have undergone notable design changes on the outside and inside. Internationally, the new Verna will be sold under the Solaris nameplate, whereas in India it will retain the Verna badge with styling updates borrowed from the former. Built on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2 design language, the new Hyundai Verna is expected to be larger than the current model, implicating more space inside the cabin. On the outside, the sedan is likely to get LED headlamps and diamond cut alloy wheels. Check Out – Picture Gallery – New Hyundai Verna
Additionally, it is likely to mimic Solaris in terms of interior layout with a large touchscreen on the centre console and a similarly styled dashboard. The in-cabin equipment will include auto climate control and additional connectivity options for the infotainment system. Since the spotted test mule features disc units all around, it is likely that the production model will also get disc units in front and rear.
Power on the new Verna will come from the same petrol and diesel units from the predecessor. It is expected that Hyundai may add a mild hybrid version to the line-up.
The new-gen Verna is already available in China and is expected to launch in India in the coming months. While Hyundai has not made any official announcement regarding the new Verna launch but it is expected that it may launch in India around August this year.
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With design updates and a more premium look, the new Verna will be feature packed. While the sedan is set to be more desirable with the above changes, it is likely to get pricier than the current model with prices expected to be in the ballpark of Rs 9 lakh to Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom, prices). Picture Gallery: Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
New Hyundai Verna 2017 Video
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As suggested in the beginning, the new Verna will source power from the same 1.4-litre & 1.6-litre units in petrol and diesel guise. The engines however have been tuned for improved refinement and higher fuel efficiency. The 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines are good for 105bhp with 135Nm and 121bhp and 155Nm respectively.
On the other hand, the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi oil burner and the 1.6-litre CRDi unit are tuned to deliver 89bhp and 220Nm and 126bhp and 260Nm respectively. The engines will be available with a choice of 6-speed manual, 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, the carline may also get a mild-hybrid version on the top-spec 1.6-litre oil burner.
It is expected that there will be no change in the fuel economy with the petrol variant delivering 18kmpl (1.4-litre) and 17kmpl (1.6-litre). Diesel powered trims on the other hand are likely to deliver 19kmpl (1.6-litre) and 25kmpl (1.4-litre).
Taking leap into the new generation, the new Verna will be larger than the current model measuring 5mm longer and 29mm wider. The wheelbase will be increased by 10mm to 2,580mm, allowing more space inside. The exact proportions for the new-gen model will be 4,385mm in length, 1,729mm in width and 1,450mm in height.
The new Verna will mature in terms of design. Sporting Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2 design language, the sedan is likely to take styling cues from Solaris. It is expected that the new-gen model will be larger in terms of proportions, making more space for the occupants inside.
Key elements such as LED headlamps in front with DRLs, cascading front grille, sculpted bumper with central air-dams and pentagonal LED fog lamps will infuse aggression in front. View from the side will be in line with its assertive character featuring sloping roof line, blacked-out C-pillar, chrome door handles and diamond cut alloy wheels. Most of the design changes are done on the rear profile sporting new integrated spoiler atop, LED turn indicators and redesigned tail-lamps with LED elements.
The new Verna will take design inputs from Solaris with similarly styled dashboard and a large touchscreen equipped on the centre console. In terms of equipment, expect the new Verna to pack a host of features including auto climate control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system supported by Apple CarPlay and Android connectivity, voice recognition and app-based navigation. The lower variants in the line-up are likely to come with 5-inch colour TFT LCD instrument display. Other features such as power-operated driver’s seats, front seats with heated function, leather upholstery, multi-functional steering wheel etc will also be layered inside.
– Large hexagonal grille
– Sportier bumpers
– Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
– Moulded Spoiler
– Revised rear door and C-pillar
– 17-inch alloy wheels
– LED turn indicators
– Front seats with a heating function
– 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, App-based navigation & voice control
– Six airbags
– Autonomous emergency braking
With sportier design, spacious cabin and more features on offer, the Hyundai Verna 2017 looks lot more promising than the current model.