New-gen Hyundai Verna beat Honda City for the second consecutive month as it posted just over 4,000 units in April 2023 with a YoY growth of 412 per cent
In the month of April 2023, Hyundai Motor India Limited’s new generation Verna topped the midsize sedan sales charts with a domestic tally of 4,001 units as against 781 units during the same period last year with a massive YoY sales growth of 412 per cent. The fifth-gen Honda City finished in the second position with a total of 1,920 units.
In comparison to the corresponding month in 2022 with 2,300 units, the City recorded a YoY negative sales growth of 17 per cent as the Verna could have eaten into its sales. The Skoda Slavia was the third most sold midsize sedan last month with a total of 1,585 units as against 2,431 units in April 2022 with a YoY volume decline of 35 per cent.
The Volkswagen Virtus finished in the fourth position with a domestic total of 1,481 units while the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz registered 1,017 unit sales last month as against 579 units in April 2022 with a YoY volume increase of 76 per cent. The new-gen Hyundai Verna impressed with 3,755 unit sales against 1,586 units with a growth of 137 per cent in March 2023 as well.
|Midsize Sedans||April 2023||April 2022|
|1. Hyundai Verna (412%)||4,001||781|
|2. Honda City (-17%)||1,920||2,300|
|3. Skoda Slavia (-35%)||1,586||2,431|
|4. Volkswagen Virtus||1,481||–|
|5. Maruti Ciaz (76%)||1,017||579|
The month of March 2023 saw Hyundai introducing the all-new Verna in India with a whole host of revisions inside and out. Taking design inspiration from the global Sonata and Elantra, the 2023 Verna derives power from a 1.5L four-cylinder NA petrol engine developing a maximum power output of 115 PS and 144 Nm of peak torque.
The 1.5L diesel engine is no more and a new 1.5L turbo GDI petrol engine has taken centre stage as it helps the brand to compete against the 1.5L turbo variants of the Slavia and Virtus. The interior is a thorough overhaul compared to the old model and it has larger proportions too enabling a more spacious cabin.
The packed features list comprises a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an all-digital console, six airbags as standard, sunroof, ADAS-based safety and assistive technologies, connected car features, and much more. It carries a starting price of Rs. 10.90 lakh and it goes all the way up to Rs. 17.38 lakh (ex-showroom).