The Verna has been ruling the C-segment for quite a while now, with its elegant design and mature stature. Hyundai have done a tremendous job with the Verna making it one of the best sedan in India till date. The Verna has only been improving each time and has not compromised on anything anywhere. The Hyundai Verna has been around for a long time now. With 3.18 lakh units sold in India and with over 8.8 million customers worldwide, it’s safe to say that the Verna is one of Hyundai’s most popular sedans and not without a reason. The car across all its generations was known to be extremely comfortable, offering plenty of features and very good value for money. The new car promises to offer all that more.
This is the 3rd generation of the Hyundai Verna and it has got answers to all its competitors. The current generation Verna Styling-wise is a good looking sedan. The appearance is quite similar to the earlier car but look closely and the new details come through. The front now gets the new family face that you see in the Xcent and the Elantra thanks to the chrome cascade grille. Now it even gets the front bumper with a very aggressive extension and splits the air dam from the grille.The swept back projector headlamps are now smaller than before and also get LED DRL’s which has become common these days.The side profile is brought to life with the 5-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels which get kind of a gunmetal grey finish. They really stand out giving the car a sporty appeal. Can’t say the much about the rear though, which has plenty of visual aesthetics and is pretty much the best angle of the new Verna. It’s tightly designed with a lip spoiler and a diffuser adding the sporty elements and the split type LED taillamps with LED guides adding a premium appeal. The new Verna is surely a ground breaking car when it comes to design, and definitely has got no haters.
If there’s one manufacturer who knows how to make up the interiors, its Hyundai and the new Verna is no different. You get a dual tone dashboard and there’s more of black than beige. Hyundai has made sure it offers a driver centric layout and as a result everything falls to hand easily. The whole dashboard however takes up a lot of space and it could have been designed to generate more room in the front. Also the dash gets hard plastics and Hyundai could have given it a soft touch feel to make it more premium.The big news up front is the new infotainment system which is a 7-inch IPS capacitive touch-screen AVN which comes with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirror Link, streaming audio, voice controlled search capabilities and smart phone applications. It also gets 6 speakers along with Smart Surround System by Arkamys, which means there is no compromise with the audio. For safety, the new Verna offers you 6 airbags, a reverse camera and rear parking sensors along with ABS and EBD among other safety features.
Talking about the engine, the Verna comes with the same 1.6 litre petrol and diesel as before. With 126bhp@4000rpm and 245Nm@1500-3000rpm, it’s still the most powerful diesel in its class. Hyundai has worked on the NVH levels and it shows being one of the most refined cars in its segment. The big news however is the gearbox. Hyundai has finally removed the 4-speed auto and replaced it with a 6-speed auto. The manual 6-speeder is same as before.
The Verna is bang in the middle of the mid-size sedan war. Apart from the City, the Verna will also have to compete with the Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento. The Verna is already on sale with price starting from Rs 9,45,000 which goes all the way upto Rs 17,05,000 which makes the Verna an expensive C-segment sedan but with top-notch features. If you are an individual looking for a C-segment car and wants a blend of power, features and looks then Verna is your car.