Hyundai has tried to plug in the loopholes in the outgoing Verna’s packaging with the upcoming all-new model as its arch-rival, the Honda City, has stepped up its game with its recent facelift!
Hyundai has been teasing the upcoming all-new third-generation Verna in the country of late, which is likely to be launched next month (already introduced in Russia, North America and China). Globally, it is the fifth-gen model because the third-gen Accent was renamed the Verna for the Indian market. Hyundai will also shortly commence pre-booking for the same.
The all-new Verna will pick up from where the outgoing model left a long time ago in a segment that has been dominated by the Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Only time will tell whether or not the new-gen model will be able to take the lead like the previous model did when it was introduced. Meanwhile, let us take a look at what we expect out the 2017 Hyundai Verna.
It is pretty clear that the upcoming Verna’s design is heavily inspired by the current Elantra.
In Picture: Hyundai Elantra
In fact, Hyundai wants to create a uniform look among its sedans since with the facelift; the Xcent has also tried to be in line with the two.
The new Verna gets Hyundai’s latest signature cascading grille which is flanked by swept-back projector headlamps featuring sideways J-shaped LED daytime running lights much like the Elantra. There are projector fog lamps as well.
The coupe-like design element, which was the vital selling point of the outgoing model, has been further emphasised in the silhouette of the new-gen model. At the rear, compared to the previous model, it gets split wraparound tail lamps (probably LEDs this time around). There’s also a dual-tone bumper with reflectors.
On the inside, the dashboard layout is much like the Elite i20. The infotainment screen takes centre stage and is flanked by the vertical AC vents. The climate control unit looks identical to the one in the hatch, and so does the steering wheel.
- Range-topping version might get bi-xenon headlamps as higher variants of the Honda City offers LED units
- Daytime running LEDs and projector fog lamps
- Possible LED light guides in its tail lamps like the Elantra
- 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels (expected)
- Hyundai’s latest 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Will carry over equipment list from the outgoing model with features such as passive keyless entry with engine push button start-stop, shark-fin antenna, climate control, six-airbags among others
Engine And Transmission
The 2017 Verna’s mill is likely to remain unchanged and will carry forward the same set of engines – petrol (1.4-litre and 1.6-litre) and diesel (1.4-litre and 1.6-litre) – in their current state of tune. While a 6-speed manual is expected to be standard, the 2017 Verna is likely to borrow the 6-speed automatic from the Creta for both of its 1.6-litre petrol and diesel motors. The new 6AT will replace the current and ancient 4-speed auto.
Stay tuned to CarDekho as Hyundai is set to release more info on the upcoming Verna in coming weeks.
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