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.
In terms of safety, the Hyundai Verna comes with ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbags, and rear parking sensors as standard features. The higher variants get six airbags, front parking sensors, TPMS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC).
The all-new Verna has a 45-litre fuel tank, while the claimed fuel efficiency has not been confirmed by the manufacturer.