While the popularity of SUVs is at an all-time high, the sedan segment isn’t dead yet. Skoda has recently made a full-blown comeback by unveiling the all-new Slavia, which has again heated the war of mass-market sedans. This war is only going to become fiercer, as Hyundai is reportedly working on what could be the next-generation model of Verna.
The fourth-generation Hyundai Verna was recently spied doing test runs on the roads of South Korea. While the spy shots show a fully camouflaged car hiding its identity, the dimensions and size indicate that it is the new Verna in the works.
As expected, the next-generation Hyundai Verna will sport an entirely revamped styling, which will now feature Hyundai’s latest ‘sensuous sportiness’ design language. Like all the previous generation models, the new Verna will share a lot of design cues with the bigger Elantra, which has already received a generation change in many global markets.
With the new design, the new Hyundai Verna is supposed to wear a very aggressive design full of sharp creases and edgy-looking front and rear ends. From the spy shots, it is evident that the new Verna will have a low-slung stance, five-spoke star-themed alloy wheels and a sloping roofline. The car will get sleeker all-LED headlamps and tail lamps to keep up with the current trends.
2023 Hyundai Verna will get a new cabin as well
While the spy shots did not reveal the interior, the car will have a completely different cabin. It will be bestowed with modern features like a full TFT instrument console (possibly the one from the Alcazar), wireless charging, ventilated front seats, sunroof, larger touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, powered driver’s seat, automatic climate control and the latest generation of Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car tech.
In its next-generation model, the new Hyundai Verna will retain the current engine options, including the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol available with a variety of transmission options just like the current model. Apart from the all-new Skoda Slavia and the fifth-generation Honda City which was introduced only last year, the new Hyundai Verna will also take on the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
Hyundai is also set to bring in a slew of new cars including the facelifted version of the Creta, the all-new Ioniq5, Venue facelift, Kona EV facelift, all-new Tucson, an all-new MPV to take on Ertiga and an all-new affordable electric car as well.