Hyundai releases two teasers, possibly for the 2023 Hyundai Verna: Here they are

Hyundai has released two teaser images on its social media platform, revealing that a new model is coming soon to India. The company hasn’t revealed any details about the model, but it’s expected to be the next-gen Hyundai Verna sedan.

The new Verna is based on a heavily modified existing platform and will be larger than its predecessor, with a cabin that offers more space. The current Verna is quite a bit smaller than its competition.

The exterior styling is said to be heavily influenced by the new Elantra, with a parametric jewel design grille, full LED headlamps, and a fastback-like styling with a tapered roof and split tail-lights. That is what all the renders and spy shots available so far seem to indicate. It cannot be as elegant as the Elantra as it would be a bit less long and squat, but might still be a good looker.

The new Verna is likely to have a dual-screen setup, with one screen for the infotainment system and another for the instrument cluster. It’s also expected to receive a new top-spec N-line variant, which will have an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) with multiple active and passive safety features, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.

The new Verna will be powered by a new 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 160PS of power, as well as a 115bhp, 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. The more powerful engine – 160PS – could put it on par with the current king of performance sedans, the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSi, both turbocharged to. So it might come down to a battle of gear ratios and torque.

Both manual and automatic gearbox options will be available. The 2023 Verna sedan will follow Hyundai’s new “Sensuous Sportiness” design language and will be the first sedan in its segment in India to come with ADAS-enabled features.

Hyundai India is expected to launch the new Verna soon after its global debut next month. It will rival the likes of the Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, and Maruti Ciaz. The company aims to produce around 70,000 units per year, with most of the units reserved for exports.