Next Generation Hyundai Verna unveiled for India
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
HMIL unveiled the next generation Hyundai Verna for India today in studio photos. The fifth generation Verna will replace the current model and will be launched on August 22, 2017. It is based on an all new platform accompanied by the addition of new features and new transmission options.
The new Verna dons Hyundai’s new family face complete with the signature ‘Cascading’ grille design. It offers projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps and the tail lights get LED graphics as well. There are 16-inch diamond cut alloys on offer. On the inside, the Verna comes with a new 7-inch touchscreen AVN with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a segment first ventilated seats, rear aircon vents, six airbags, automatic climate control and an electric sunroof.
The 2017 Hyundai Verna is built on a new ‘K2’ platform. Its ‘Super Body Structure’ comprises 50% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). Hyundai claims this helps lower NVH levels and improve safety and on-road performance.
The 1.6 L Gamma petrol and 1.6 L U2 CRDi diesel engines have been carried over from the outgoing model. They have a maximum power output of 123 PS and 128 PS respectively. Exact torque figures have not been revealed. Both engines will be offered with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options. As expected, Hyundai has ditched the older Verna’s 4-speed AT.
Speaking at the Showcase, Mr. Y.K Koo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said:
We are proud to announce the unveiling of the most awaited and aspirational Next Gen Verna for Indian market. The 5th generation Next Gen Verna is a true expression of a Superior Sedan crafted with perfection and excellence in Engineering. Next Gen Verna will create a disruption in the sedan segment with its benchmark features and performance for customers’ delight. Verna has a rich legacy and has strong presence in more than 66 Countries for over 8.8 Million customers across the world and 3.17 lakh units in India.