Top-end 2017 Hyundai Verna spotted on test with a touchscreen

08/07/2017 - 14:39 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

All-new Hyundai Verna confirmed to arrive in showrooms next month.

The 2017 Hyundai Verna's Indian launch is just around the corner and IAB reader Shankar spotted a top-end 2017 Hyundai Verna equipped with a touchscreen in Chennai this week, perhaps on its routine pre-launch runs.

Indian-spec 2017 Hyundai Verna spy shot front
The 2017 Hyundai Verna will have a longer wheelbase for more passenger space.

The 2017 Hyundai Verna gets a bold new exterior inspired by the company's latest global design language and incorporates the signature Cascading grille which is flanked by wraparound headlights and LED daytime running lights. The international-spec all-new Verna measures 4,385 mm in length (+15 mm), 1,729 mm in width (+29 mm) and 1,450 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,580 mm (+10 mm). These dimensions should apply to the Indian-spec version, with minor alterations.

The current Hyundai Verna is offered with 107 PS 1.4-litre Gamma petrol, 123 PS 1.6-litre Gamma petrol, 90 PS 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 128 PS 1.6-litre U2 CRDi diesel engines and 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. No changes on the engine or transmission choices are reported so far, but the mild-hybrid tech is no longer on the agenda with the Indian government discouraging hybrid vehicles, imposing the highest level (43%) of taxes on them post-GST.

2017 Hyundai Verna interior (India specification)
The 2017 Hyundai Verna's touchscreen infotainment system should have features like satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition.

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Projector headlights, electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice control, leather steering, gearshift knob and seats, parking sensors, reverse camera, ABS with EBD and six airbags are among the expected highlights of the 2017 Hyundai Verna.

Prices may start at around 8 lakh (ex-showroom), up from the current INR 7.84 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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