New Generation Hyundai Verna Launching During Festive Season
Hyundai, the South Korean automaker has recently unveiled the new generation Verna sedan at the Toronto Motor Show. Already on sale in the Chinese market, the new model is scheduled to make its Indian debut during festive season (August-September). The company will also launch the updated versions of the Creta and the i20 in the country in the next 12-18 months. The new Hyundai Verna 2017 will rival against the new Honda City and the Maruti Ciaz.
As a reminder, the Hyundai Creta was also first launched in China as Hyundai iX25 and then brought to India. Similar strategy will also be followed in the Verna case as well. The new model is premium in nature, and is loaded with several high-end features like LED DRLs, 17-inch alloys, automatic climate control, LED turn indicators, touchscreen infotainment system, etc. If media reports are to be believed, the company might also introduce a mild-hybrid powertrain with the sedan. However, nothing concrete on the same has been revealed by the maker.
The new Verna is longer and wider than the outgoing model. Wheelbase has also been increased by 10mm, which translates into spacious cabin. In India, the 2017 Hyundai Verna is likely to come with the same set of engines – 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel – sourced from the Creta. The current generation model was first launched in 2011, while the mid-life facelift was introduced in 2015. After topping the sales chart, the sales of the sedan saw continuous dip and eventually lost its position to the Honda City. With the launch of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Verna moved to the number three spot in the segment. With the new generation, Hyundai aims to regain its lost ground.
New Hyundai Verna 2017 India Launch Date
Hyundai is yet to make an official announcement on its arrival timeline, but media reports suggest that the vehicle could go on sale in the second half of this year. A possible launch ahead of festive season (around August-September) can’t be ignored. We will update you as soon as Hyundai reveals its launch details.
New Hyundai Verna 2017 Price in India
|Base Model||Rs 9 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 14 lakh|
Equipped with several high-end features and a more premium look and carbin, the new Verna is expected to be slightly more expensive than the outgoing car. Its prices could fall within the range of Rs 9 lakh – Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom).