INDIA: Hyundai Motor India Limited has launched the fourth-generation Verna, a famous name in the Indian automobile market.
The sedan has been redesigned with a futuristic look and advanced features, aiming to take on competitors in the c-segment sedan space.
The new Verna draws inspiration from the larger Elantra, featuring a full LED light bar on the nose, a bulky grille, and headlamps.
The silhouette of the new-generation Verna looks appealing in the design sketches revealed. The 2023 Hyundai Verna will sport larger dual-tone alloy wheels and a sharp tail design using a parametric design theme.
The interior of the new Verna gets a significant upgrade, featuring a Mercedes-Benz-inspired dual-display, a two-spoke steering wheel, and a high-set center console.
The sedan will offer a more spacious and comfortable cabin than its predecessor.
The 2023 Hyundai Verna’s features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, a 10.25-inch instrument cluster, a wireless phone charger, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, ambient lighting, an electric sunroof, an electronic parking brake, powered seats, and three driving modes.
The new Verna is 4,535 mm long and the widest car in its segment at 1,765 mm. With a maximum height of 1,475 mm from the ground, the car will be the lowest in terms of height.
The wheelbase, at 2,670 mm, is the best in the class, like the 528-liter trunk volume.
Hyundai has done away with the diesel engine this time and will offer just two petrol engine choices: the 1.5L NA petrol and the 1.5L turbo-petrol.
The NA petrol is the existing powertrain setup that develops 115 PS and 140 Nm of torque. The car is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT gearbox. The new turbo-petrol unit will push out 160 PS and 253 Nm and comes with either a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DCT.
The 2023 Hyundai Verna will compete with other famous names in the C-segment sedans in India, namely the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Volkswagen Virtus, and Skoda Slavia.
Hyundai expects the sedan to bring in more sales for the brand and breathe new life into this dying segment.
Market experts expect the starting price of the 2023 Hyundai Verna to be Rs 10.50 lakh, ex-showroom.
The top-spec trim could retail for as much as Rs 18–19 lakh, ex-showroom. The fourth-generation rendition of the Hyundai Verna will capture the imagination of Indian car buyers, offering a new and exciting option in the sedan segment.
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