It’s Official! The 2011 Hyundai Verna will be launched 11th May at New Delhi. DWS Auto had earlier questioned Hyundai dealers in Delhi and found that they had started accepting bookings for the new Verna.
The booking amount is Rs.1 lakh and dealers have hinted that the difference between the petrol version and diesel version will be roughly Rs. 50,000.
Buyers will have four options to choose from; two 1.4-litre engines and two 1.6-litre engines in both petrol and diesel variants.
These options will help the 2011 Verna rope in customers from different priorities, be it fuel economy or outright performance. Related: 2011 Hyundai Verna RB to come with 4 engine options
The 1.4 litre Gamma petrol engine produces 106 bhp of maximum power and 135 Nm of maximum torque while the 1.6 litre Gamma petrol produces 122 bhp of maximum power and 156 Nm of maximum torque.
The 1.4 litre CRDi engine (diesel) produces 90 bhp of maximum power and 224 Nm of maximum torque and the top-end 1.6 litre U2 diesel motor churns out 126 bhp of peak power and 259 Nm of peak torque.
Some time ago DWS Auto had reported that ARAI certified fuel economy figures for the 2011 Verna had been announced. Also read: 12011 Hyundai Verna bookings open
The Verna’s diesel motors are more fuel efficient than their petrol counterparts. For instance, the 1.4 litre CRDi diesel returns a mileage of 23.5 km/litre as against the petrol variants 17.43 km/litre.
Similarly, the 1.6 litre CRDi diesel motor returns a mileage of 22.32 km/litre and the petrol variant returns 17.01 km/litre.
The upcoming Verna adopts Hyundai’s fluidic design sculpture – also seen on the Hyundai i10 and i20.
The front has a hexagonally carved grille, a headlamp design similar to the new i10?s and daytime-running LEDs on the fog lamps’ outer edges.It must be noted that the new Verna is also sold as the Accent in other markets.
The dual-tone themed interior will have plush seats. Some new features expected in the Verna Premium are push-start/stop button, automatic climate control, audio controls on the steering wheel, airbags and ABS.
The 2011 Verna is a promising sedan with a stiffer chassis, improved handling, up-market interiors and an overall attractive package.
The present Verna model has been doing well in terms of volume for Hyundai and the new Verna with its contemporary styling and cutting edge technology will likely rope in more buyers for the brand.