Hyundai has launched its all-new Verna in India, at a starting price of Rs 7.99 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi), while the top-end diesel automatic is priced at Rs 12.61 lakh.
Hyundai states that the new car’s chassis is stiffer, while the suspension setup is all-new, which is said to improve ride and handling. The car is based on the K2 platform made up of high-strength steel, which is said to be beneficial for crashworthiness and rigidity. It has also been mentioned by the carmaker that the improved body structure will help reduce NVH levels.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine produces 123hp and 151Nm of torque, while the 1.6-litre diesel makes 128hp and 260Nm of torque. Both cars get the option of a 6-speed automatic, a 6-speed manual comes as standard. Fuel efficiency is said to have improved on the new car as well.
The new Verna is also longer and wider, while headroom has increased too. Fuel tank capacity has seen an increase too at 480 litres, and so has boot space at 45 litres. For the first time in its segment, the new Verna features ventilated and cooled front seats.
Hyundai’s latest offering will rival the likes of the Honda City, Skoda Rapid, VW Vento and Maruti’s Ciaz.