Launching Today - 2017 Hyundai Verna

Ivan Schwartz
August 22, 2017

This introduction of Verna in the market can compete with the most liked cars - Suzuki Ciaz and Hondacity, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento.

Hyundai on Tuesday launched the 2017 Verna at a starting price of Rs 7.99 lakh for petrol and Rs 9.19 lakh for diesel.

With respect to engine options, Hyundai India will be offering the all-new Verna with the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel powertrains while transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed manual and automatic. The oil burner is powered by a 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine that is capable of pumping out 126 BHP of maximum power along with 260 Nm of peak torque. The petrol automatic will be available in the EX and SX (O) variants while the diesel automatic will be offered on the EX and SX+ trims. The engines are paired to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The new-gen Verna is taller, wider and longer than its predecessor. The vehicle is now bigger and spacious than the previous generation model as the length, width and headroom of the auto have been increased, creating more space for the rear passengers.

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It is for the first time that the mid-sized Sedan is coming up with the cooled and ventilated front two seats. The Verna now gets an eco coating that controls and eliminates foul smell if any from the cabin.

This auto provides qualitative safety features with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors/camera, traction control, Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management. The fifth generation Verna also uses the company's new K2 platform "super body structure", which makes use of 50 percent advanced high-strength steel.

The 2017 Hyundai Verna gets the company's "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0" design philosophy, however, the auto is underpinned by a new platform.

The new Maruti Ciaz S comes equipped with an improved styling, exciting features, and a host of new cosmetic updates such as a new sporty body kit, a large trunk-lid spoiler and a premium interior, giving it an overall sleeker and sportier outlook. The exterior of the Verna features a cascade design front grille, an electric sunroof, projector headlamps with LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps), projector fog lamps with chrome surrounds and two-piece LED tail lamps.

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