An all new 2017 Hyundai Verna is set to make its debut at the 2016 Chengdu Motor show starting tomorrow. Ahead of its debut, a picture from a poster at the event reveals its new exterior design. The vehicle will make its way to India as well and will be launched next year.
So what’s new? The exterior resembles the Hyundai Verna concept shown at the 2016 Beijing Motorshow earlier this year. The design has been inspired by the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 theme which is currently being used by the whole Hyundai family. This now incorporates a larger Audi like hexagonal grill, new headlamps with LED DRLs, edgy front bumper which resembles that of the Elite i20,
According to reports from Chinese blogs, the new car is longer than the current one by 30 mm to improve rear leg room. No details on the interiors have been revealed yet but we expect a touch screen system like that on the Creta to make it on the Verna as well.
Under the hood, the engines will continue to be the same 1.4, 1.6 liter petrol units making 100 and 123 Bhp respectively and the 1.4 and 1.6 liter diesel engines that are currently on sale in the Indian market. There will be both manual and automatic gearbox options on offer as well since Hyundai always provides a lot of options to customers.
Currently the Verna isn’t really doing well in the market and has begun to show its age. When it was new, it was doing really well but since then, Honda has updated the City and Maruti has brought in the Ciaz. The new Verna shall help the cause of the brand and help it make a comeback in the midsize segment.