Hyundai launched the 2017 version of the Next Gen Verna which looks similar to its elder sibling, the Elantra with additional features and updated equipment. The Hyundai Verna competes with Honda City and Maruti Ciaz in c-segment. It starts at an introductory price of Rs. 7.99 lakh(Ex-showroom Delhi) for base model, but the price is limited to the first 20,000 buyers only.
2017 Next Gen Verna Features
The 2017 Next Gen Verna has undergone radical comestic changes in line with the company’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. It was unveiled a year ago in September 2016 at Chengdu Motor Show and finally launched today in India.
The Hyundai Verna has been designed to give a more sporty and aerodynamic look to car. The sloping long bonnet with strong character lines enhances the car.
The front of car features the new Signature Cascading Design Chrome Front Grille with all new projector headlamps with LED DRL & Positioning lamps to maintain the car’s sporty look while ensuring superior illumination and safety. The front bumper features new Projector Fog Lamps with a chrome housing to give more visibility in foggy weather.
The Rear bumper has a lower black insert which gives 2 tone effect, thus enhancing a dynamic & sporty appeal. It comes with new split-type LED Tail Lamps with LED guides to give a hi-tech & premium look.
For wheels, the Next Gen Verna comes with R16 (Diamond cut alloy) and R15 alloy wheels with attractive 5 spoke patterns for a sporty appearance. It also comes with electronically adjustable & foldable body colored side mirrors with in-built LED turn indicators for style and safety.
The new Verna is quite spacious and has more legroom than ever before with newly designed dashboard and leather upholstery with front ventilated seats for a more comfortable driving experience.
The new features includes a Rear Curtain to protect passengers from sunlight and add little privacy. Rear Seat Adjustable headrests, Seat height adjusters for comfortable ride. One touch electric sunroof and pinch guard technology that doesn’t close fully when it detects any obstruction.
The steering comes with plenty of useful buttons for easy access to prevent driver from getting distracted while driving. It includes Voice Recognition for controlled commands for calling, message reading, music. It also comes with Cruise control that assists the driver to maintain speed without any throttle input.
For entertainment, it comes with 7.0 Touchscreen AVN(Audio Video Navigation) with IPS display & Smartphone Connectivity. Smartphone connectivity options Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & Mirrorlink are available and you can control your audio system even from the rear seat with the Hyundai iblue App.
Handsfree Smart Trunk opens the trunk automatically, if the smart key is detected within 1 meter of rear bumper for more than 3 secs.
Eco Coating Technology to prevent unpleasant smell that develops in the AC Evaporator. It ensures odour free & fresh air for a comfortable and pleasant journey.
of 2017 Next Gen Verna Performance
When you look for performance, the new Verna 2017 gets a new 1.6 litre Gamma Dual VTVT Petrol engine and 1.6L U2 CRDi Diesel engine. The 1.6L Gamma Dual VTVT Petrol engine delivers maximum power of 123 ps at 6,400 rpm and maximum torque of 15.4 kgm at 4,850 rpm with displacement of 1,582cc.
While the 1.6L U2 CRDi diesel engine is capable of a maximum power of 128 ps at 4,000 rpm and 26.5 kg∙m torque at 1,500 ~ 3,000 rpm with displacement of 1,591cc.
It comes with 6-speed gearbox for Manual & Automatic Transmission giving the driver confidence for a seamless driving operation and a smoother ride.
The Next Gen Verna made of 50% of advanced-high strength steel (AHSS) that enhances chassis rigidity and deliver better handling, durability and performance. It comes fitted with 6 Airbags and a number of active & passive safety features to set a new benchmark for passenger safety.
It also comes with ABS(Anti-lock Braking System) that prevents the car from skidding and retains its steering ability on slippery surfaces. ISOFIX is new feature to assist baby on board by conveniently fixing child car seat in the rear.
Price & Models of 2017 Next Gen Verna
The price range of Hyundai Verna 2017 ranges between 7.99 lakhs to 12 lakhs(Ex Showroom Delhi). The price is limited to first 20,000 customers only. Post that mark, Hyundai plans to increase the price of the car.
The Verna comes in four variants E, EX, SX & SX(O) in both MT(Manual Transmission), AT(Automatic Transmission) modes for both Petrol and Diesel versions. It is available in 7 colors – Fiery Red, Flame Orange, Phantom Black, Polar White, Siena Brown, Sleek Silver and Star Dust.
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