The new Hyundai Verna 2018 is available with three engine options – 1.4-litre petrol manual, and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines in both manual and automatic versions.
Korean automaker, Hyundai had launched the new Hyundai Verna 2018 in August ahead of the festive season last year. Launched at an introductory price of Rs 7.99 lakh, the mid-size sedan witnessed a generation change, with copious aesthetic changes enhancing its visual appeal. The vehicle was launched with two engine options – 121bhp, 1.6-litre petrol and 12bhp, 1.6-litre diesel. Now, the company has introduced the new Verna sedan with a new 1.4-litre petrol engine. The 1.4L engine is available with entry-level variants of the mid-sized sedan – E and EX – priced at 7.80 lakh and Rs 9.10 lakh respectively.
The Hyundai Verna 2018 comes equipped with several new technologically advanced features that bring it on par with rivals. Within few months of its arrival, the new Verna became one of the best-selling cars in its segment giving tough competition to its arch rivals – Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Since its launch, the Verna received over 30,000 bookings and 2,00,000 enquiries in India and over 10,500 units of export order from global markets. The new-generation Verna bagged the most prestigious award of the Indian automobile industry – ICOTY (Indian Car Of The Year) 2018. The sedan took away the crown from the top three finalists – Tata Nexon, New Maruti Dzire and Jeep Compass. Continue Reading…
-Standard ABS with EBD
-Standard Dual airbags
-Standard ISOFIX child anchors
-Side & Curtain airbags
-Reverse Parking Camera
-Automatic Headlamps with escort function
-Keyless entry & Cruise control
-7.0-inch infotainment system
-Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link
-iblue smart phone app
-R16 diamond cut alloy wheels
-Electric sunroof (For AT Variants)
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|1.4L E Petrol||7.80 lakh|
|1.4L EX Petrol||9.10 lakh|
|1.6L E Diesel||9.43 lakh|
|1.5L EX AT Petrol||10.49 lakh|
|1.6L EX Diesel||10.23 lakh|
|1.6L EX Diesel AT||11.68 lakh|
|1.6L SX Petrol||9.69 lakh|
|1.6L SX Diesel||11.38 lakh|
|1.6L SX+ Diesel AT||12.90 lakh|
|1.6L SX(O) Petrol||11.35 lakh|
|1.6L SX(O) Petrol AT||12.49 lakh|
|1.6L SX(O) Diesel||12.67 lakh|
Hyundai had launched the new generation Verna sedan at a starting price of Rs 7.99 lakh. At the time of launch, the sedan was priced from Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 12.62 lakh and while the prices were protected for the first 20,000 buyers. Now, the company has launched the 2018 Verna with new 1.4L petrol engine. This engine is available with entry-level variants – E and EX – priced at 7.80 lakh and 9.10 lakh respectively. The company has removed the 1.6L E variant from the line-up. Now, the new Verna prices fall between Rs 7.80 lakh and Rs 12.88 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Popularly referred as the baby Elantra, the new-generation Verna uses the same platform that underpins its larger sibling, Elantra. Most prominent change on the outside is the new cascading grille that reminds of Elantra, though it gets a single slat chrome bar, whereas Elantra features double bar slats and honeycomb treatment. The newly-designed projector headlamps with LED DRLs (daytime running lights) further enhance its premium look. However, these are available only on the SX and SX (O) trims. The front bumper has also been revised and fog lamps get chrome housing. Rear too receives styling changes. It sports Elantra inspired LED taillamps, edgy cuts and dual tone bumper.
In the new-generation Verna, Hyundai has made prominent changes to the interior that further bolster upmarket look. The dashboard sports dual tone black and beige colour scheme, though it has no rough edges, the texture could have been better. Fit, finish, material and plastic quality is top notch, akin to other Hyundai cars. Additionally, the sedan features a new steering wheel with multiple mounted buttons. Wrapped with leather, it is good to hold and is sportier than before.
One of the prominent in-cabin tech on the new Verna is the 7.0-inch infotainment system supported by Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mirror Link and voice command. It also comes with an IPS panel. While the 7.0-inch system is confined to the top-spec variant, the lower trims feature a 5.0-inch audio unit. One must note that most of the vital functions can be operated with buttons on the steering wheel. Other key features include rear AC vents, cruise control, a sunroof and cooled seats (first in the segment).
|Petrol Engine||1.6-litre Gamma Dual VTVT|
|Max Power||121bhp @ 6,400rpm|
|Max Torque||155Nm @ 4,850rpm|
|Diesel Engine||1.6-litre U2 CRDi|
|Max Power||126bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||260Nm @ 1,500rpm – 3,000rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual & Automatic|
|Petrol Engine||1.4L Dual VTVT|
|Power & Torque||98.6bhp and 134Nm|
Hyundai Verna 2018 was initially launched with the higher capacity 1.6-litre petrol and diesel units and the 1.4-litre engines were dropped from the range. Powering the Verna petrol is a 1.6-litre Gamma Dual VTVT motor that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 121bhp at 6,400rpm against 155Nm torque at 4,850rpm. On the other hand, the diesel Verna comes packed with the 1.6-litre U2 CRDi motor that generates a top power of 126bhp at 4,000rpm along with 260Nm torque between 1,500rpm to 3,000rpm. Select variants on the carline are available with the 6-speed automatic gearbox, whereas the 6-speed manual unit is standard. More On Verna Performance
The company has introduced the Verna sedan with a new 1.4-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The power and torque outputs of this unit stand at 98.6bhp and 134Nm respectively. It is the same powertrain that does duty in the i20 automatic. The vehicle still misses out on the 1.4-litre CRDi diesel engine that was offered in the previous model.
|Variant||Mileage (ARAI Certified)|
|1.6L Petrol MT||17.70kmpl|
|1.6L Petrol AT||15.92kmpl|
|1.6L Diesel MT||24.75kmpl|
|1.6L Diesel AT||21.02kmpl|
|1.4L Petrol MT||19.01kmpl|
The new Hyundai Verna comes equipped with the same 1.6-litre petrol and diesel unit that powered the predecessor. Adding to it, the sedan also gets a new 1.4-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine that also powers the i20. Though, the new Verna is slightly more fuel efficient than the old one. Packed with the 1.6-litre Gamma petrol engine, the manual petrol Verna is rated at 17.70 kmpl opposed to the auto version that is claimed to return 15.92 kmpl. The diesel version delivers significantly more mileage at 24.75 kmpl for manual and 21.02 kmpl for automatic version. The new 1.4L petrol model delivers a mileage of 19.1kmpl.
The cabin comfort has been given prominence and hence it gets ventilated front seats with leather covering for the top-spec trim, whereas the rest feature fabric seat covers. Driver seat can be adjusted for height and it gets a sportier steering with tilt function. There is generous leg, knee, shoulder and head room, thought he thigh support could be better in front. At the back, it now comes with AC vents and the centre armrest features two integrated cup holders. Aside from the above-mentioned comfort bits, it also features adjustable rear seat headrests, Auto Link etc.
There are multiple storage points inside the cabin that make it practical. The large cubby hole in the centre console provides enough space to keep mobile phones, wallet, charger etc. The front centre armrest comes with a storage space and it additionally gets two cup holders on the floor console along with 1 bottle holder (1.0-litre) on each door. Among other changes, Hyundai has also worked on the boot space that has been increased to 480L.
Vital bits like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, central locking, clutch lock, rear view mirror, front seat belt pretensioners, immobilizer, ISOFIX child seat anchors and dual horn are standard. As we go up in the line-up, the sedan additionally features reverse parking camera, impact sensing auto door lock/unlock, speed sensing auto door lock, electro chromic rear-view mirror and side-bags along with curtain-bags.
To make it a better product that the predecessor, Hyundai has mixed right ingredients that seem to be working in Verna’s favour. Aside from the aesthetic bits, the sedan now gets a bunch of new tech. Even the base variant features vital safety & comfort bits. Though, Hyundai could have made the interior more upmarket, the current gen Verna scores well in terms of quality. If you are looking for a mid-size sedan with slick looks and well-packed cabin, Verna is a good option.