New-Gen Hyundai Verna is expected to be introduced sometime next year in India with an assortment of revisions inside and out
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has been testing the new generation Verna on public roads already and is expected to go on sale sometime next calendar year. The prototypes of the midsize sedan have also been caught on camera in Korea. It will have notable revisions inside and out while the equipment list will be significantly upgraded too.
Judging by the spy images, the 2023 Hyundai Verna appears to have its design heavily inspired by the global Elantra and Sonata as they stick by the latest Sensuous Sportiness styling language. It will boast of a sharper LED headlight cluster that extends into the more aggressive grille section while the bumpers at the front and the rear will also be new.
In addition, we can expect slightly larger proportions compared to the existing model. The exterior will also feature a set of newly designed alloy wheels, new fog lamp housings, wider central air intake, a muscular hood, a fastback roof, revised LED taillights with a horizontal light strip connecting the units, and so on.
The cabin may also receive a host of changes including features such as ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) based technologies, a larger touchscreen infotainment system with in-car connected features, an all-digital instrument console, new surface trims and finishes adding to the premium nature, layered dashboard and centre console, etc.
Amidst a slew of cosmetic and interior revisions, the powertrain options could remain the same as the 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engines are highly likely. Hyundai could add some for of hybridisation for improved fuel efficiency in the upcoming sedan as Honda already sells the City with a strong hybrid petrol mill.
The second largest car producer in the country could spice things up with the introduction of the more powerful 1.4-litre turbo GDI petrol engine. It develops 140 PS and 242 Nm of peak torque in the Creta. It will help in Hyundai compete firmly against the top-end 1.5-litre turbo versions of the VW Virtus and Skoda Slavia.