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.
New Hyundai Verna 2017 is all set to hit showrooms in coming August. Prior to its launch, the South Korean carmaker has dropped the first teaser image of the saloon revealing its LED daytime running lights (DRLs). The design of the lights seems inspired by the new Elantra. In fact, the overall front fascia of the new Verna will share resemblance with its elder donor sibling. Set for a generation change, the 2017 Hyundai Verna will see comprehensive design and feature upgrades. We had the first glimpse of the global-spec Verna (aka Accent) in its concept avatar previous year. Judging the camouflaged prototypes of the India-bound model, we can say that the new Hyundai Verna 2017 will be slightly different from the international version. Though, the silhouette and most of design elements will remain unchanged.
Following the same Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the 2017 Hyundai Verna will borrow most of its design and styling elements from the current-gen Elantra. Face of the sedan gets more aggressive with new projectors headlamps with LED DRLs, signature Cascading grille with chrome accents, new bonnet with character lines and revised bumper with horizontal fog lamps. Save for the diamond cut alloy wheels, the side profile looks largely identical to the current one. The rear design has been revised with the LED taillights, re-designed rear bumper and new boot lid. The saloon has also received dimensional updates, thus making more space for occupants inside the cabin. Some of its interior design bits will be carried over from the Solaris such as a large touchscreen infotainment system on the centre console with navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, automatic air condition controls and engine start stop button. Check Out – Picture Gallery – New Hyundai Verna
When it comes to safety, the new Hyundai Verna will prove to be a more secure machine than before. Similar to the snapped test mule, the production version of the sedan will feature disc brakes all around. Safety features such as dual front airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) will come as standard across the model lineup. The high-spec trim will, additionally, get rear view camera and six airbags.
Mechanically, the new Verna will remain unchanged, and continue using the existing engine setup – i.e. 1.4-litre & 1.6-litre petrol and diesel units. Transmission options, too, will remain unchanged. Rumour also has it that the new Verna might receive a mild-hybrid powertain on the range-topping variant. With all these changes, the new Verna price will be pegged higher than the current model.
The third-generation Hyundai Verna is already on sale in the Russian and Chinese markets. The India launch of the sedan is likely to happen in the third quarter of current year by August, right ahead of the festive season. If latest reports are to be believed, the saloon could be rolled out on 22nd August 2017. We will update the official launch date as soon as Hyundai announces it. Read About: Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV | Hyundai Compact MPV
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The third-generation Hyundai Verna will see significant cosmetic upgrades inside and out, while the mechanism will remain unchanged. Additionally, the cabin will be more upmarket and feature-loaded than the current model. All these changes might make the new Verna a bit pricier than the current model. We expect it to be priced around Rs 9 lakh for the base model and Rs 14 lakh for the range-topping variant. Photo Gallery: Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
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For the 2017 model year, the Verna will continue to come with the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol & diesel engine options. While the power and torque outputs of all the motors will remain unchanged, Hyundai will tweak them for achieving high fuel efficiency. The 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol motors generate a maximum power output of 105bhp with 135Nm and 121bhp with 155Nm of torque respectively. On the other hand, the diesel Verna will come with a choice of 1.4-litre U2 CRDi and 1.6-litre CRDi mills pushing out 89bhp with 220Nm and 126bhp with 260Nm respectively.
Transmission options on the engines will include 5-speed and 6-speed manuals with an optional 6-speed auto box. Reports in media opine that Hyundai is considering a mild-hybrid version on the top-spec 1.6-litre oil burner, though we still await official confirmation from Hyundai on the same.
Despite retaining the current engine lineup, the new Verna will be slightly more fuel efficient than the current model. The new-generation version is likely to receive a more frugal version of the current powertrains. On the sedan, the 1.4-litre petrol engine returns 18kmpl and 1.6-litre unit gives 17kmpl. The diesel counterparts are more frugal offering 19kmpl (1.6litre) and 25kmpl (1.4-litre).
Aside from cosmetic updates, the sedan will also undergo dimensional changes allowing more space inside the cabin. The overall length and width of the sedan will be increased by 5mm and 29mm respectively. For making it more spacious, Hyundai has also stretched its wheelbase by 10mm to 2,580mm. With these alterations, the sedan will measure 4,385mm long, 1,729mm wide and 1,450mm tall. Dimensional updates will make the new 2017 Verna around 10kg heavier than the current model.
While new Verna continues carrying Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, it will sit on an updated chassis. Using high-strength steel, the updated platform will make the car lighter and stronger than its current generation. Besides this, Hyundai will also tune the suspension setup of the saloon that will aid to its driving dynamics and handling. As mentioned above, the new Verna will share most of its design and styling features with the Solaris, which is essentially its global model. Changes are not only confined to the aesthetics, but they have also been extended to the car’s contours. There has been a minor change in the length, width and wheelbase creating more room inside the cabin. The 2017 Verna will be 15mm longer and 29mm wider than the current one.
Significant upgrades have been made on the front fascia of the car. The 2017 model year looks aggressive with a new Cascading grille, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), sculpted bumper with central air-dams, new bonnet, revised bumper and pentagonal LED fog lamps. The saloon looks quite refreshing from sides, thanks to the sloping roofline, blacked-out C-pillar, chrome door handles and new diamond cut alloy wheels. With an aim to transform rear end, Hyundai has revised its taillamps with LED elements, a new integrated roof spoiler and LED turn indicators.
Similar to the exterior, the the new-gen Verna will look identical to Solaris on the inside. The India-spec version might come with a redesigned dashboard and a large 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity options such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. These features have already been offered on its global version. It will also support voice recognition and app-based navigation. The car will also receive automatic climate control system.
In the model lineup, the entry-level variant will miss out on the 7.0-inch screen, instead there will be a smaller 5.0-inch colour TFT LCD instrument display. To make the sedan more desirable, Hyundai will also equip electric driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery and multi-functional steering wheel to name a few. When it comes to safety, the new Hyundai Verna will prove to be a more secure machine than before. For safety provision, the 2017 Verna will receive dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and all disc brakes as standard fitments. Features such as a rear view camera and six airbags will be restricted to the high-spec trim.
– 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
– Standard ABS with EBD
– Standard dual front airbags
– Six airbags (top-spec)
– Autonomous emergency braking
– Rear view camera (top-spec)
– All disc brakes
With sportier design, spacious cabin and more features on offer, the Hyundai Verna 2017 looks lot more promising than the current model.