All-new Hyundai Verna coming to India this August - Report

05/04/2017 - 11:19 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Exports also to commence this year.

Hyundai has started introducing the new generation Hyundai Verna (codename: Hyundai HHI) internationally, and later this year, it will be India's turn to receive the car. According to a report from Autocar India, the 2017 Hyundai Verna will reach the Indian shores in August.

2018 Hyundai Accent (Hyundai Verna) front
The new generation Hyundai Verna is 15 mm longer and 29 mm wider and has a 10 mm longer wheelbase compared to the previous generation model.

The 2017 Hyundai Verna measures 4,385 mm in length, 1,729 mm in width and 1,450 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,580 mm. The all-new Verna features an evolutionary design and incorporates the company's new signature design elements, including the Cascading grille. Compared to the previous generation model, it's 15 mm longer and 29 mm wider and has a 10 mm longer wheelbase. There is 387 litres of boot space in the car.

Noteworthy features of the fifth-gen Hyundai Verna include wrap-around headlights, LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, 7-inch colour TFT LCD instrument display, 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reversing camera, push button start, six airbags, ABS, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management and Traction Control.

The new generation Hyundai Verna is offered with 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol engines internationally. There's no affirmative word on this, but the Indian-spec version would have upgraded versions of the current 1.4-litre Gamma petrol, 1.6-litre Gamma petrol, 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engines. Mild-hybrid tech is also on the cards, and it could arrive soon after the car's launch, possibly by the end of the year. Transmission choices available in the local market include 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. A 7-speed DCT is offered in other markets, but this technology maybe deemed expensive for India.

2018 Hyundai Accent (Hyundai Verna) rear
The all-new Hyundai Verna will feature mild-hybrid tech for enhanced fuel efficiency and financial benefits from the government.

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Hyundai has planned India as one of the export hubs for the all-new Verna and will start shipping out to export markets reportedly in the second half of the year.

[Source: Autocar India]

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