The Hyundai Verna was the best-selling car in its segment in India last month, as per a report from The Economic Times. Hyundai sold 4,077 units of this model in our market last month.
The Hyundai Verna’s sales increased by 682 units last month (Y-o-Y). The Maruti Ciaz and Honda City are also popular choices in its segment. However, the Maruti Ciaz’ sales declined from 7,024 units in April 2017 by 26.16% to 5,116 units in April 2018. During the same time, the Honda City’s sales fell from 5,948 units by 43.4% to 3,366 units. Last month, the Toyota Yaris went on sale in our market. Toyota Kirloskar Motors dispatched 1,585 units of the new sedan to dealerships.
The latest Hyundai Verna was launched in India in August last year and it still commands a waiting period of 1-1.5 months. There are reports of long waiting periods for the diesel engine-powered configurations. 60% of Hyundai Verna buyers go for the diesel engine.
The Hyundai Verna was launched with a 1.6-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine and a 1.6-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine. The smaller and cheaper 1.4-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine was added to the options in January this year.
The 1.4L petrol engine produces 100 PS and 13.5 kg.m (132.39 Nm) of torque. The 1.6L petrol engine develops 123 PS and 15.4 kg.m (151.022 Nm) of torque. The 1.6L diesel engine delivers 128 PS and 26.4 kg.m (258.90 Nm) of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, but the 1.6L engines, which are the most powerful in the segment, are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission optionally.
The Hyundai Verna is available in 12 different configurations, 6 with the petrol engines and 6 with the diesel engine. Prices start at INR 7,79,990 (ex-showroom Delhi) and go up to INR 12,75,990 (ex-showroom Delhi). Hyundai has announced that it will increase prices of its entire line-up excluding the new Creta by up to 2% effective next month. The exact hike planned for the Verna or any other model’s prices is unknown.
[Source: The Economic Times]