Hyundai Verna that was launched earlier this year is already gaining popularity in India after it surpassed the sales of Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. Now, the South Korean brand has received a record export order of 10,501 units from the Middle East market.
The Verna is known as the Accent in the middle-eastern markets and Hyundai India will export the units from India. This is the largest ever single order that has been received by the company for Verna compared to the earlier generations of the vehicle.
Mr Y K Koo, MD & CEO- Hyundai Motor India Limited said,
“The Next Gen Verna has received overwhelming response from domestic and export markets. We are very happy and proud to receive such a large single export order within one month of showcasing the product to the distributors from overseas markets. It is in perfect harmony with Hyundai’s commitment of ‘Make in India, for the world’ and also is in line with the Indian Government’s ‘Make in India’ Vision.”
The Next Gen Verna has received more than 18,600 bookings and more than 1,43,000 enquiries in 2 months of its launch. Hyundai will ship the new orders by December 2017 and will also complete the delivery of 20,000 units by the end December 2017. Hyundai announced that the first 20,000 units of the Verna will be available at an introductory price and the company will revise the prices post that.
The new Verna comes with a lot of changes to the interior and the exterior. The car is based on the new K2 platform that gives it a fresh look. The design is much similar to the elder sibling Elantra.
Apart from the regular features, the new Verna is also equipped with first-in-class features like ventilated front seats, ant-microbial coating in the AC evaporator, and smart boot lid. The new Verna is only powered by the 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol. It is offered with both manual and automatic transmissions.