The new 2017 Hyundai Verna has been priced between Rs 7.99 lakh to 12.23 for the petrol and Rs 9.19 to 12.61 lakh for the diesel variants. All prices are introductory ex-showroom and the company will increase the prices after delivering the vehicle to first 20,000 customers in the country. The new Verna will benefit from Hyundai's K2 platform and the car gets several segment-first features. These features will play a crucial role in making the Verna competitive against the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Skoda Rapid. Here's a compilation of the top features that will make the Verna an edge over the competition.
The front cascade grille is making a debut in India with the new Verna and will be a signature symble for the company's future design language. Other highlights include sharp projector headlamps with LED DRLs and LED tail lamps. Adding sporty appeal to the side profile is a coupe-like design, primarily due to a sloping roofline, which also aids aerodynamic efficiency.
The new Verna is equipped with segment-first features like front-ventilated seats, rear curtains, cruise control and an eco-coating that controls and eliminates foul smell, if any, from the cabin. The sedan also gets six airbags, a multi-info 7-inch IPS display touchscreen and sliding front centre console armrest. The infotainment system features voice recognition, navigation as well as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity.
An interesting feature in the new Hyundai Verna is the iblue App, which essentially can convert your smartphone into a remote control for the audio system. This feature will be liked a lot for those looking at being chauffeur-driven.
The 2017 Hyundai Verna now gets the Hands Free Smart Trunk, which one doesn't require one to wave their hand or feet under or near the boot. It is operated by just standing next to it for a few seconds and the boot-lid will automatically open. All you need to ensure is that the key is in your pocket/ purse.
The car also gets a host of safety features such as ISOFIX, dual front airbags, ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as standard along with impact sensing auto-door lock and cornering lamps. Overall, the safety factor has been taken care of nicely in the new Verna and that is something we have come to associate with Hyundai over the last few years.
Powering the new Verna is a 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine. The petrol unit produces 123 hp of power and 151 Nm of torque, while the diesel versions generate 128 hp and 260 Nm of torque. The units are mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The fact that both petrol and diesel engines can be ordered with an automatic gearbox and not just in upper but some lower variants as well give the car a big edge over most of its competition.
Hyundai has also increased the dimensions of the new Verna, which now measures in at 4,440 mm in length, 1,729 mm in width and 1,465 mm in height. The Verna has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm and a ground clearance of 165 mm. As a result of this increase, occupants now get more legroom and space inside the cabin. However, the new Verna isn't the best-in-segment when it comes to rear space.
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