Throw a glance at it and the Verna creates an image that will last long. The fluidic design language does full justice to the car and the car now looks even more contemporary. On paper the car does promise a lot, so its time now to reveal the package.
Looks and Exteriors
The new model is significantly more athletic and extrovert than its predecessor. The front end sports a dual-slat chrome grille, larger projector head-lamps, new boomerang shaped fog-lamps, modified bumper and a bigger air dam. The side profile is the same. New reflectors on the bumper and new LEDs on tail lamps are added to the rear.
INTERIOR & FEATURES
The Hyundai Verna has the state of art interior, best in its class giving the occupants utmostluxury and comfort. Known for their best-in-class interior and cabin space, Verna continues lighting Hyundai’s beacon with interior that is much improved and better than its predecessor. The sedan has comfortable rear seat with improved armrest and twin cup holders. It even has an ‘Ergo Lever’ on the front passenger seat and for music lovers, an audio player thatcomes with an in-built 1GB internal memory are some of the other additions.
Hyundai Vernaruns on the same motor that is the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines, giving a maximum output of 105.5bhp at 6300rpm with 135.4Nm at 5000rpm and 121.3bhp at 6300rpm with 154.9Nm at 4200rpm, respectively. The 1.4-litre and 1.6-iltre diesel engines deliver a maximum power of 88.7bhp at 4000rpm with 219.9Nm at 1750-2750rpm and 126.32bhp at 4000rpm with 259.8Nm at 1900-2750rpm, respectively. A 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission are also available.
The 1396cc diesel engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 24.08kmpl. The petrol variant delivers a mileage of 17.01kmpl.
PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING
An acrobatic suspension and heavier steering has improved the ride quality. The car has electric handling on all types of roads. Engine noise is almost absent at all speeds. Though, the mid range performance is forceful, high-speed stability has room for improvement.
The competitors of Hyundai Verna are Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, VW Polo, Skoda Rapid, Fiat Linea, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sunny and Renault Scala.