New Hyundai Verna spied (Image source: motor1.com)
The next-generation Hyundai Verna has been spied testing in Spain which is due for launch in India in 2017. The company revealed the production-ready version of the sedan in China at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show held in September. According to the spy shots, the new-generation Verna is expected to have projector headlamps and Hyundai's signature hexagonal front grille. In addition, the car will also get a refreshed alloy wheel design and new LED tail lamps. This new design is in sync with the company's 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' philosophy.
Inside the cabin, the new Hyundai Verna is expected to be offered with an all-black theme along with silver inserts for a premium yet sporty feel. Unlike the existing model wherein the Verna was not equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system, the upcoming model would have an 8-inch unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone integration. This feature is likely to be equipped with the higher versions of the upcoming Verna and Hyundai may also introduce a sunroof on the top-end variant.
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Hyundai has not revealed any specifications, but we expect the 2017 Hyundai Verna to carry forward the existing range of 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines. That said, the state of tune would be different for a better balance between performance and fuel efficiency and The new engines are expected to be coupled with a mild-hybrid System, similar to the technology used in the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) diesel variants. The 2017 Hyundai Verna is longer by 5 mm, wider by 28 mm and have a higher wheelbase by 30 mm over the existing model. Once launched in India, the new Hyundai Verna will compete with the existing models of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City.