Next-gen Hyundai Verna will be launching in India sometime next year; looks evolutionary and aggressive in appearance
Cloaks were lifted off the new generation Hyundai Verna mid-size sedan earlier this month at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show. According to a latest story published on Autohome, the new Verna will be launched for the Chinese market on the 18th of October. Hyundai took the spotlight at the Auto China 2016 show in late April to introduce a brand new concept that previewed the upcoming generation of the Verna.
The South Korean automaker confirmed already that it will be revealing the new generation Verna in India sometime next year. The 2017 Hyundai Verna measures about 4,380 mm in length, 1,728 mm in width, 1,460 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. This implies the new generation Verna will be 5 mm longer, 28 mm wider, 15 mm taller and with 30 mm more wheelbase – as identical to one of its main rivals Honda City.
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China will be the first market to get the truly international sedan and has been said to launch with a 100 hp producing 1.4-litre petrol and 123 hp developing 1.6-litre petrol engines. Transmission duties will be done by a standard six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Standing in confirmation with the latest Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, the all-new Hyundai Verna is an evolutionary take on its predecessor. It comprises of sporty exterior design with swooping curves and a prominent hexagonal grille embellished in chrome. The thinner projector headlamps allow for the provision of LED DRLs while the bumpers look aggressive on both ends.
The rear fascia features an integrated boot spoiler, LED tail lamp cluster and extensively worked bumper alongside a sloping roofline. For China, the Verna will be offered with an all-black interior theme with silver accents emphasizing premium-ness. There is a three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel with mounted controls besides a driver-focussed cockpit area and new instrument cluster. It will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid in the hotly contested midsize sedan segment in India.