Hyundai Motor India launched the all new Verna with luxurious interiors and improved exterior features to further enhance its appeal to customers.
The new Verna range includes two petrol variants – 1.6 VTVT & 1.6 SX VTVT – and two diesel variants – 1.5 CRDi VGT & 1.5 SX CRDi VGT. In addition, Hyundai has also introduced Automatic transmission in VGT SX variant making it the 1st diesel A/T in its segment. The automatic transmission gives its customers convenience and freedom from changing gears in traffic and the diesel engine provides economy.
The 1.6 litre petrol variant develops an impressive 103.2PS@5500 rpm as maximum power and 14.9 kgm@3000 rpm of maximum torque. The 1.5 litre diesel variant develops a maximum power output of 110 ps@4000 rpm and an impressive torque of 24 kgm@1900 – 2750 rpm. The top end diesel variant will be available with both – a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
While the engine and the mechanicals remain the same the new Verna brings in a host of new features. The new Verna offers aerodynamic styling on the exteriors with a sty
lish new radiator grille, electrically adjustable ORVM, new chrome insert in waistline moulding, rear chrome garnish and a new full wheel cover for enhanced visual appeal.
The interiors of the new Verna have several significant design revisions with new fabrics and detailed improvements in quality and finish. The audio console has been upgraded and now comes with 2 DIN Music System with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters. The new Verna also incorporates safety features like ABS, reflecting Hyundai’s emphasis on safety and security.
To add to these features, the new Verna comes in 6 new exciting colours to choose from: Blushing Red, Stone Black, Crystal White, Champagne Gold, Sleek Silver & Deep Ocean Blue.
Hyundai Verna launched in India in September 2006 with both petrol and diesel engine, created a different experience for customers with its exterior and interior features that redefined the automobile segment in the country. Since then, the Hyundai Verna has cut a niche for itself with its elegant styling and comfort, in addition to its time-tested quality and reliability.
Commenting on the launch of the new Verna, HMIL MD, H.S Lheem said, “Hyundai Verna is a proven success in India and the new variant which also comes with an automatic transmission – a first for this segment will further enhance customer delight and satisfaction. With the launch of the new Verna, we have once again raised the competitive bar for style, performance, safety and driving dynamics in India`s mid-size car segment.”
Prices – New Verna
Verna –Variants Price Ex-Showroom (Rs)-New Delhi
VTVT (Petrol) 637,700
SX VTVT (Petrol) 712,500
CRDi VGT (Diesel) 752,200
SX CRDi VGT (Diesel) 802,100
SX CRDi VGT AT (Diesel) 865,350
Source: Hyundai press release