Third generation Hyundai Verna has been confirmed for launch 0n August 22, 2017 by the manufacturer. Prices of the new Hyundai Verna 2017 could start at Rs. 8 lakh (ex-showroom). IAB brings you the lowdown on the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Verna India launch, price, specifications and other details.
The Verna nameplate first made an appearance in India in September 2006. While internationally it replaced the Accent, in India, it was sold alongside the second-generation Accent owing to the significant price difference between the two. It received a facelift in June 2010 but was replaced by the new generation Fluidic Verna less than a year later in May 2011. The second generation Verna (fourth generation Accent) received a facelift in February 2015. It remained the segment leader until the launch of the current generation Honda City in December 2014. Over the past six months, however, it has been unable to register four digit sales averaging just about 800 units a month. The India bound new Hyundai Verna (Hyundai Accent) made its global debut in Canada in February 2017 and is already on sale in markets such as Russia (Hyundai Solaris) and China.
|Model Name||Launch Date|
|2017 Hyundai Verna||August 22, 2017|
Hyundai has confirmed that the launch of the new model Verna will take place on August 22 and that bookings are open across dealerships in India. Spy images of test mules wearing heavy camouflage first emerged in April and on August 4, Hyundai released official images of the upcoming Verna.
|Variant||Ex-Showroom Price (Estimated)|
|New Hyundai Verna Starting Price||Rs. 7.99 lakh|
|New Hyundai Verna Top Model Price||Rs. 12.99 lakh|
In order to claw back the lost market share, Hyundai could adopt an aggressive pricing strategy for the new Verna. Expect an introductory price of Rs. 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the new Verna. According to our estimates, this is what the Hyundai Verna 2017 price list could look like -
|Variant Name||Ex-showroom Delhi Price|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 1.4 L VTVT Petrol Manual||Rs. 7.99 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 S 1.6 L VTVT Petrol Manual||Rs. 9.20 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 SX 1.6 L VTVT Petrol Manual||Rs. 10.00 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 S 1.6 L VTVT Petrol Automatic||Rs. 10.10 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 SX 1.6 L VTVT Petrol Automatic||Rs. 10.70 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 SX(O) 1.6 L VTVT Petrol Manual||Rs. 10.99 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 1.4 L CRDi Diesel Manual||Rs. 9.30 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 S 1.6 L CRDi Diesel Manual||Rs. 10.40 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 SX 1.6 L CRDi Diesel Manual||Rs. 11.20 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 S 1.6 L CRDi Diesel Automatic||Rs. 11.35 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 SX(O) 1.6 L CRDi Diesel Manual||Rs. 12.45 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna 2017 SX(O) 1.6 L CRDi Diesel Automatic||Rs. 12.99 lakh|
Rivals of the Hyundai Verna include –
|2017 Hyundai Verna Petrol Specifications|
|Engine||1.6 L Gamma Petrol|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual or 6-speed Automatic|
|Estimated Mileage||17-18 KMPL|
The upcoming Hyundai Verna will come with the same 1.6 L Gamma petrol and 1.6 L U2 CRDi diesel engines that power the current model. Both engines get a 6-speed manual transmission. The 4-speed automatic that was offered earlier has been replaced by a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Also, Hyundai seems to have ditched the 1.4 L petrol and diesel engines this time around.
|2017 Hyundai Verna Diesel Specifications|
|Engine||1.6 L U2 CRDi Diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual or 6-speed Automatic|
|Estimated Mileage||23-24 KMPL|
|Variant||Claimed Overall Fuel Efficiency|
With the engine and transmission options unchanged, the fuel consumption figures will be similar to current figures. In November 2016 it was reported that the new Verna will benefit from mild hybrid technology. However, that has not been the case.
The styling of the 2017 Hyundai Verna follows the latest interpretation of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design language. Signature design features such as a large single piece cascading grille design, split tail lamps with intricate LED detailing. The rear features a neatly integrated ‘kickback’ spoiler along with a dual tone rear bumper. The front bumper gets angular fog lamp enclosures with chrome detailing. The new Verna has a sweeping roof profile, and a sharp character line running the length of the car.
Hyundai has revealed the new Verna for India along with other technical details. Based on a new K2 platform, it uses 50% Advanced High-Strength Steel, up from 41.5%. In addition, its chassis has improved torsional rigidity by 32%. Compared to the older model, the new one is 29 mm wider and 30 mm longer.
An all new cabin has a driver-oriented layout and makes use of premium soft-touch materials. The centre console gets silver accents and houses the latest version of Hyundai’s 7-inch AVN that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. Interior of the upcoming Verna was captured on video in June 2017 and points towards a light and dark colour theme. Buyers complaining about the rear being cramped will be happy to know that legroom is now up by 24 mm while the cabin is wider by 9 mm. Headroom has gone up by 3 mm. Boot space has increased from 465 L to 480 L now. Additions to the features list include a sunroof, cruise control and ventilated front seats.
|Length x Width x Height||4380 x 1728 x 1460 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||16 alloys|
|Boot Space||480 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 litre|
The new car has a longer wheelbase and is wider than the model it replaces. Fuel tank capacity is up to 50 L from 43 L.
Hyundai has confirmed the engine lineup of the new Verna. The 2017 model ditches the 1.4 L petrol and diesel units. Also, a 6-speed automatic torque converter replaces the 4-speed unit the Verna came with.