Hyundai Motor staged the world-premiere of its all-new Verna at the 2010 Beijing Automotive Exhibition. With its eye-catching sloping roofline, the new sub-compact, Hyundai’s third China-exclusive model, projects a coupe-like dynamic image that is at once sporty, stately and futuristic.
Developed over a five-year period expressively for the Chinese market, product planners conducted exhaustive market research of Chinese consumer tastes and trends to ensure every detail meets local requirements.
The new Verna is powered by the new generation Gamma gasoline engine, featuring multiport fuel injection. Verna delivers best-in-class fuel economy, in keeping with Hyundai’s pledge to be the industry’s eco-leader. And it fully satisfies China’s Step 3 fuel economy regulations – two years ahead of schedule.
Featuring all-aluminium construction for weight-saving, the 1.6L DOHC Gamma delivers 90.4Kw@6300rpm and 155Nm of peak torque @ 4200rpm through a smooth-shifting four-speed automatic transmission.
For cost-conscious car buyers, the base Verna is offered with the 1.4L DOHC edition of the Gamma which puts out 78.7Kw@6300rpm and 135.4Nm@5000rpm and comes with the choice of a five-speed manual gearbox or four-speed automatic.
The Verna will be built at the company’s highly automated Beijing plant from July and will go on sale in the second half of this year. Hyundai will launch it in the Chinese market first, then gradually introduce it to other regions.
Specifications of all-New Verna
|Category||1.4 L||1.6 L|
|Length x Width x Height (mm)||
|Engine||Multi-Point Fuel Injection, Dual Overhead Camshafts,
Continuously Variable Valve Timing
|Max. Power (Kw/rpm)||78.7/6300||90.4/6300|
|Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)||135.4/5000||155/4200|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Strut|
|Rear Suspension||Trailing Arm|
Source: Hyundai & Worldcarfans