Rendering – Would Hyundai Elite i20 sedan make a good Verna replacement?

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014 - 7:45pm IST

A sedan version of the Elite i20 is not announced by Hyundai.

In its current generation, the Verna is one of Hyundai’s most popular vehicles in the country as it comes packed with features, an attractive design and a powerful lineup of diesel and petrol engines, without the need for shelling out a fortune.

Hyundai Elite i20 Sedan rendering front three quarter
A sedan variant of the Elite i20 would have a conflict of interest with the Verna.

Unlike the relationship between the Volkswagen Polo and Vento (where the Vento is simply a boot-ed Polo), Hyundai caters to the premium hatchback and C-sedan segments with two different products – the i20 and Verna respectively.

With the Honda City in its latest generation, and the Vento set to receive a facelift based on the 2014 Polo, Hyundai will have to roll up its sleeves and announce a design refresh for the Verna, if not a successor all together.

Hyundai Elite i20 Sedan rendering rear three quarter
The Elite i20’s Fluidic Design V2.0 philosophy allows an almost seamless integration of a boot.

Automobile manipulator Theophilus Chin has created a rendering that give us an idea on what to expect if Hyundai were to pursue the route that Volkswagen took for the Polo/Vento twins.

The Fluidic Design V2.0 language of the Elite i20, if extended to include a third box, could offer about 400 liters of space as against the Elite i20’s 285 litres.

However, such a move might prove to be counterproductive since Hyundai has been working hard to create unique identities for the i20 and Verna. An Elite i20 sedan would swipe all those efforts under the rug.

Also read: Features and specifications of the 2015 Hyundai Elite i20

As of now, this is purely a speculative rendering. Although Hyundai India hasn’t revealed any details of a refreshed Verna, a facelifted version of the Hyundai Solaris (Verna’s Russian moniker) has been launched in Russia, previewing the changes that are expected to make its way into the India-spec Verna.

Hyundai Elite i20 – Image Gallery

[Renderings from Theophilus Chin]

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6 thoughts on “Rendering – Would Hyundai Elite i20 sedan make a good Verna replacement?

  1. Abu Baker Kola says:

    It will not surprise me, If Elite i20 comes in Sedan. They surely need one in between Xcent and Verna to grab the remaining market and choice of customer who delight to have a sedan with the weight of their pocket.

  2. Tarun Tripathy says:

    This Disqus thing is neat.

    Anybody in the market to buy a sub 13 lakh compact would look at the i20 and the Verna. The Elite now has a richer interior experience than the Verna, and so do not be surprised if Hyundai builds Verna’s Fluidic 2.0 sculpture around the Elite’s design language.

    A lot of the Elite’s internals will be ported onto the Verna sooner than later. Hyundai has figured out the Indian automotive market better than any other automaker currently selling cars in India. This includes Maruti Suzuki.

  3. Joy says:

    media, plz stop saying the car is old, facelift required, next-gen car required blah blah blah.. verna looks new, it is not outdated.. i dont see a reason why cars need to be upgraded every 2-3 years when there are no technological advancements.. headlights design change, steering change etc. look very silly to me.. for ex., Chevrolet Beat to me a next century car in terms of design.. unless GM wants to bring new technology, say hybrid Beat/ bigger engine Beat etc., there is no need for any facelift or all-new (i dont understand whats new) car.. for the sake of news, you people keep posting competitor released that and this.. so this company has to bring another.. fed up with this.. yes i love competition but not this way..

  4. Gaurav says:

    I really don’t see this happening. Hyundai is not a lazy company. So don’t expect this to happen. Xcent was designed along with Grand i10 for a reason.

  5. KP says:

    When I saw the early photos of the i20 elite, the first thing I noticed was the side lines and design of the car can naturally add a boot and make a it a sedan, and it will look like it was designed that way and not a after-thought.

    it can be prices somewhere around 5.5L for the base entry model
    i perfect placement between the xcent and verna.

    I think they will eventually do that

  6. Sri says:

    This should have been named Xcent


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