Hyundai Verna registered 64 per cent growth last year and it is the second best selling model in its segment
Hyundai sold 42,605 units of Verna in 2018 and registered 64 per cent growth as the company sold 25,904 units in 2017 and the impressive growth is thanks to the launch of the new generation model. The Verna has also managed to beat the Honda City to become the second best selling model in the segment in 2018 even though the difference between both models is below 1000 units.
The Verna is the only model in its segment to register positive growth in 2018 as most of the other model’s sales went down when compared to 2017. Hyundai introduced the new generation Verna in August 2017 and the company priced the model aggressively against the competition. Initially, the Verna was available only with 1.6 L petrol and diesel engines.
Hyundai expanded the lineup with a new 1.4 L entry-level petrol variant in January 2018 then the company introduced the anniversary edition model in September to celebrate one year of the new generation model in the market. In November 2017, the Korean manufacturer launched the 1.4 L diesel variant of the Verna.
Earlier, Hyundai offered the automatic option only in lower variants to keep price-competitive later the company introduced the automatic option in the top-end variant. The Verna ended the year on a high note as the company has managed to sell 2001 units in December 2018 and posted 2 per cent Year-On-Month growth.
The company is also offering lots of discounts for the Verna to make the model attractive for the customers. Hyundai is expected to introduce the facelift version of Verna next year and it might come with newly developed BSVI 1.5 L petrol and diesel engines with similar output as current 1.6 L engines with the option of manual and auto gearbox options.
The Verna is packed with lots of features like wireless charging, ventilated front seats, touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, electric sunroof, Smart Trunk, LED tail lamps, shark fin antenna, 16-inch alloy wheels, six airbags, ABS with EBD and more.