The Hyundai Verna 2017 in its fifth generation has all the makings to be one of the fore-runners in the segment. Hyundai has given it two engine options 1.6 litre Dual VTVT petrol and a 1.6 litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine. The petrol variants produce 123 hp of maximum power and 151 Nm of torque. The diesel versions, on the other hand, generates 128 hp of power and 260 Nm of torque. The engines are paired to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The petrol manual variants deliver a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.70 kmpl, while the automatic delivers 15.92 kmpl. The diesel manual versions deliver 24.75 kmpl and 21.02 kmpl of the automatic trims. The car is now bigger and spacious than the previous generation model as the length, width and headroom of the car have been increased, creating more space for the rear passengers. The car now measures 4,440 mm in length, 1,729 mm in width and 1,465 mm in height. The Verna has a1.6-litre of 2,600 mm and a ground clearance of 165 mm.
Three year warranty with unlimited kilometres is a segment first and keeps the buyer at peace with any untoward expenses.
Elegant exterior design and interior all fuse together to give the Verna a very sophisticated feel
Brilliant ride and handling characteristics keep the car poised on high speeds as well as comfortable on undulated roads.
Hyundai has used their Fluidic Sculpture philosophy on the new Verna, the hexagonal grille with chrome lines will be the first to catch your attention. The sleek and swept back headlamps with a triple-vertical layout and projector headlamps and LED DRLs to lend a sleek and expensive look to the front. While it bears the family design philosophy and does look like a watered down version of the Elantra, there are enough design cues to tell the two apart
On the inside, the Hyundai Verna carries forward the curves and right from the dashboard, which has contours to accentuate the fludic sculpture design philosophy, to the infotainment system to the rear of the cabin where each line is carefully carved out to bring out the elegance. Not only this, the NVH levels are extremely controlled and one cannot hear anything from the outside even while driving or being chauffered around in the diesel engine option. Overall the interiors feels premium and is a good place to be in.
The fifth generation Verna is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine that is paired to both six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission. The 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine develops 120 hp of power, while the 1.6 litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel unit generates 123 hp.
The petrol and diesel engine options have two transmission options - 6-speed automatic for the petrol and a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic for the diesel. Gear shifts on all transmissions are smooth and there isn't any notchiness. That said, there are no issues with the gearboxes available for the Hyundai Verna.
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