Hyundai will be launching the new version of its sedan, the Verna sometime this month. The company has already started taking bookings for the same and has teased the car a few times. Team-Bhp now has exclusive information and pictures of what the Indian version of the Verna will look like.
The Indian Verna will get a chrome treatment from the looks of it. The front end is plastered with excess chrome, be it the grille, the grille surrounds or the fog lamp housing. The car will get the new hexagonal grille and in addition to that, it will get projector lamps with LED DRLs. At the back the car will get LED tail lamps that are of similar design to the ones seen on the i20 and the Elantra.
On the inside the car will get a new dashboard with a new touch screen system supporting Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
In terms of dimensions, the new Verna 30 mm longer, 29 mm wider, 6 mm lower and has a 30 mm longer wheelbase than the outgoing model, which will make it more roomy and will help it give a better fight to the Ciaz and the City, both of which have a lot of room at the back.
In terms of engines on offer, the Verna will come with a total of 4 engine options. You can have a 1.4 liter or a 1.6 liter petrol or a 1.4 and a 1.6 liter diesel engine, based on needs. The petrol 1.4 will produce 106 Bhp and 135 Nm and will be on offer in only a 5-speed manual and the 1.6 liter petrol will be 122 Bhp and 155 Nm, which can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The diesel on the other hand will be a 1.4 liter making 89 Bhp and 220 Nm, mated to a 6-speed manual or a 1.6 liter unit making 127 Bhp and 260 Nm mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
It is surprising that Hyundai chose the 4 speed auto over the more advanced 6 speed units which are on offer on both the Creta and the Elantra.
Source: Team Bhp