Hyundai Verna (Accent) diesel with 7-speed DCT launched – Korea


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Also gets a GDi petrol variant.

Hyundai launched the Accent (Verna in India) diesel in the Korean market earlier this month with its self-developed double-clutch transmission (DCT).

Hyundai Accent Korea with DCT interior
The Accent DCT claims to return 18.3 km/l.

The Accent in South Korea is powered by a 1.6-liter VGT diesel engine which produces 136 PS (134.08 bhp) and 300 Nm of torque. Matched to the 7-speed DCT, Hyundai claims an efficiency of 18.3 km/l for this variant.

The Verna in India is powered by the 1.6-liter VGT developing 128 PS (126.19 bhp) and 265 Nm of torque. It is sold with a 6-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic in India.

Additionally, Hyundai is also offering its 1.6-liter GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine on the Accent in Korea. This unit is capable of 140 PS (138.02 bhp) and 166 Nm of torque, with an efficiency of 14 km/l with a conventional automatic gearbox.

Also, the Accent for the Korean market was recently updated with features like a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a Tyre pressure monitoring system. Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor India is gearing up to launch the refreshed Verna in India next month (reportedly on February 16) with a new front fascia and mild changes to the steering system.

Hyundai Verna Facelift gear at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show
The Verna in India uses an old-school AT system.

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It is unlikely for the Verna diesel to get the 7-speed DCT when it is refreshed. The only carmakers in that segment to offer a dual-clutch box are VW and Skoda.

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