Hyundai recently launched the new Elantra
and the vehicle has already received 400 bookings in a segment which accounts
for approximately 1000 units monthly. The company is once again making waves as
the covers came of the 2017 Verna. The fifth generation Verna is expected to
hit Indian shores in FY17 and will come with a similar design language which
matches the Elantra.
The current model of the Verna comes with
four different engine options -- a 1.4 litre VTVT, 1.6 litre VTVT, 1.4 litre
CRDi and a 1.6 litre CRDi. The engines may come mated to a manual 6-speed unit
and an automatic 6-speed one as well. The 1.6 litre CRDi is currently the most
powerful engine in the segment putting out 126bhp and 260Nm of torque. The
Hyundai Verna is also one of the most fuel efficient sedans in its class with
the 1.4 litre CRDi returning close to 24.8kmpl and the 1.6 litre CRDi returning
close to 23.9kmpl. We expect little to no changes on the mechanical front of
The new Hyundai Verna will features a
redesigned front grill, LED DRLs and projector head lamps, 16-inch twin spoke
alloy wheels, chrome garnishing on the sides, scuff plates, reverse parking
sensors and camera, smart key with push button start/ stop, automatic climate
control, power adjustable and retractable ORVMs, two airbags, ABS and EBD. The
new Verna gets touch screen infotainment setup which is USB, AUX and Bluetooth
enable. The sedan also gets a sunroof and has also received an increase in the
wheelbase by 30mm over the current model being sold in India.
The 2017 Verna comes with a McPherson Strut
suspension in the front with a Torsion Beam Axle in the rear. The sedan will
also get disc brakes on all four wheels. The Verna also get 185/65 R15 tyres
and optional 195/55 R16s as well. The sedan gets a new instrument cluster and a
redesigned dashboard as well.
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