Finally, after months of anticipation, the South Korean automotive giant Hyundai Motor India has announced that its newest iteration of the popular mid-size sedan Hyundai Verna will come equipped with ADAS level 2 features. The car will also come equipped with 30 Standard Safety features including 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, Curtain and Side) across all trims.
Announcing the new ADAS features, Tarun Garg, Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., stated, “At Hyundai, it has been our constant endeavor to make advanced safety technologies increasingly accessible to customers. The all-new Hyundai VERNA perfectly reflects this vision and will boast of a comprehensive safety feature package of 30 standard safety features. Additionally, as we transition closer to delivering futuristic mobility experiences, the all-new Hyundai VERNA will also be equipped with Hyundai SmartSense – Level 2 ADAS that will create a new benchmark in this segment.”
Hyundai Motor India announced that the new 2023 Verna will come equipped with radars, sensors, and cameras on the front and rear and will use them to increase the safety of drivers and passengers with its Level 2 ADAS. The car with its ADAS features will be able to detect obstacles on the road. It will also initiate corrective action & warnings, and will offer comprehensive protection during all climatic and even foggy driving conditions.
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As part of the suite of Level 2 ADAS features the car in terms of driving safety functions will include, Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Car, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Pedestrian, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Cycle, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Junction Turning, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Blind-Spot Collision- Avoidance Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. further more it will also get Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Warning and Safe Exit Warning as well.
Additionally, for driving convenience functions it will include, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Following Assist, High Beam Assist and Leading Vehicle Departure Alert. Also its parking safety functions will include, Rear Cross- Traffic Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.
As mentioned above the car will come equipped with over 30 standard safety features but its total suite of safety features will be over 65 advanced safety features. The major highlights of safety tech in the forthcoming 2023 Verna will be the inclusion of 6-Airbags (Driver, Passenger, Side & Curtain), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with VSM, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), All Disc Brakes EPB (electric parking brake), Front parking sensors, ECM (electro chromic mirror), Cornering Lamps and TPMS (Highline) along with Hyundai SmartSense.
Hyundai will be offering the Verna with a 1.5-litre 115 PS four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine from the outgoing model. This engine will be offered with both 6-speed manual and CVT gearbox options. There will also be a new 1.5-litre 160 PS four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine shared with the Alcazar, which will be offered with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
In terms of segment first features the car will also come with switchable type infotainment and climate control interface in the lower centre console. It will also get two 10.25-inch full-HD screens consist of a fully digital instrument console with fonts and layouts similar to the Kia Carens, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.