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Good review. I would like to add a few negatives though.
1. Its suspension & handling still not upto the mark. More power than it can manage.
2. Will be very costly : base model over 8 lakhs on road. if they price it lower, their current Verna will suffer, which I think co. is no mood to discontinue. They might replace Accent with the current Verna
3. Design though quite modern, ppl will get bored very quickly. Thats what happened to the old Verna
This review has missed the major thing , its actual milleage in city ?
AGree with you
This has always been the case with Hyundai vehicles
They are never known for suspension, handling or roadgrip
SImilar to the previous Verna, the car will have an engine that will give power delivery but finally the driver can not make use of it to its full potential due to the inherent limitations in the design and above factors which will eventually make the driver to slow down. It will still continue to give not so comfortable and bumpy ride esp for rear passengers - though there are some improvements in handling
New Hyundai Verna
This link provides information, how some new developed technology is integrated in Verna, which may not be commonly available in other reviews. A Coefficient of Drag (cd) of 0.30 makes new Verna, very aerodynamic car, which improves FE and acceleration. Edmunda InsideLine gave new Verna 4 and 1/2 star rating.
Can the Reviewer plz tell us the milleage and price of the diesel 1.4 ??????
is it looking only to me like that or is it seems to you all as well that the rear window of verna is really small ??
yes, the old verna had some high speed issues, but tell me how often do u climb up to 140 and above , leave alone 100 kmh in a city?
for city purposes i feel the verna is a great choice,
the ride may not be as good as a european linea or vento , but its soft suspension will defeinitely be wortth for city purposes
i personally feel this car will be the most value for money car in both diesel and petrol , and may become segment leader if the handling and ride quality comes anywhere close to a european car
honda charges an obscene amount for the best petrol engine and a great overall product, the vento too robs users with bland interiors some glaring feature omissions , both brands attract too much for their cars,which as a result , loots the customer in the end.
the void between an a segment car, like alto i10 velow 5 lakhs, then the b segment like manza dezire,below 7-8 lakhs and then the transition to c segment or cplus as some say between 7-11 lakhs....
dont want to sound miserly, but feel the value for money concept doesnt exist in india , as much it does in the west
maybe india is the main global market for economy hatches, which in turn sets the trend for pricing in the other segments
say for e.g , the verna, despite being locally manufacture has a signifact price diff with the usa version, which on the contrary packs more techonology and comes at a lesser price
the verna makes most sense for a buyer who wants most for his million
i personally love the city as car ..drooool over it but when i see its pricing
same is for vento. although i havent driven it, heard a lot about it, on he exteriors it doesnt look as spacy or premium as the city, but its diesel is scorching the charts
the sx4 is well, seems the most vfm product, till the verna came, the new one, and needs a mjor uplift if it hopes to carry on its diesel succes, which i think will be diluted by the new verna
fiat t jet, well, the car i almost bought, but for ass and support issues, if fiat gets the parts avaialaiblty and serivicing issues right , i feel t jet deserves the crown which the market doesnt give it.......
wonder what will happen when fiesta , and rapid come......c segment is already burning hot.it will be blazing then.............
It is not that old Verna had problem only at high speeds. Even at low speeds when you go over bad patches it throws itself around a lot - leading to discomfort for rear passengers. This has been somewhat improved in new Verna.
It has poor suspension combined with unpredictable behavior on braking alongwith not so great handling.
New verna has moved a step forward in the right direction - but still leaves a lot to be desired.
Whether it is i20 or new verna, they are good in butter smooth roads. Please tell me which city in India has such great roads wherever we drive to (Unless I am an embassy officer who goes to Chanakyapuri and return back to Janpath, then it will feel great).
Most of our Indian city as well as town roads are not great.
Also there is a general misconception when we talk of handling or dynamics.
"They are needed only at high speeds and how often we go to that speeds"
This is not true. Even at low and moderate speeds the dynamics, braking and handling matters a lot - when you handle peculiar situations on the city roads.
In addition we can look at it another way too
If a car can have superior behavior at high speeds itself, then you can imagine how much better that will behave at lower and moderate speeds.
Does the new Verna offers more features than the Linea to be crowned as a new best in segment car? In diesel variants Verna is an obvious choice, but in petrol it doesn't deserve to be called the best car.
just returned from a extended drive on my friends brand new crdi sx !!!1
c/mon hyundai....what a car!
drove it till 130 kmh on the embassy road!!!!
just read ur message now victor , hey man if ur working in embassy area chankyapuri u are a lucky man!! the best and most beautiful city road of the country ....arguably
anyways, the car.... what a beauty, looks bigger and better in real life, a lot hotter than current rivals
i did a mix of mostly straight line sprinting and sudden braking and turn, at the 2 round abouts before the flyover towards moti bagh then again back to sprints, man i tell u this a ripper!! much improved handling i must say ,silent engine , smooth power delivery and butter ride......
vento watch out!!!!!!!
and about features..
bluetooth steering controls
engine start stop button
auto door unlock lock
abs ebd climate control standrd on all variants
ioniser , 6 air bags, rear parking cam n senors .
audio system remote....
awesome features ......certainly equals linea or beats it......
Review is spot on and to add something to the review, I found some more frills in car .
1. I see the horn is slight different sounding I cant tell if it is good or bad upto user liking
2. There is front defogger not mentioned in booklet but present in car. Should be boon on rainy days when fornt windscreens has fog cover.
3. All door armrests are bit on uncomfortable side.
4. One can tilt the driver seat to max to get good under thigh support. May help short people.
5. Steering wheel is light and overly responsive. Great in city to do Auto drivers tactics
6. I found rear seat bit uncomfortable for 3. This is due to seat width shape of seat. Middle passanger will seat on hump.
7. I did short test drive of petrol. Yes petrol is powerful but initial pickup is something which I don't see too much. Yes the engine is peppy once you cross 1700 mark on RPM but below that punch is lacking. But that's best one can get from petrol. I found ANHV to be in similar lines with ANHC in terms of engine performace.
8. Petrol is super silent and belive me you will not come to know if engine is on.
9. car feels light due to light steering but quick lane changes should be comfortable. I did try to change the lane and 70kmph and there was slight body roll. overall it was niether scary nor great.
10. HU has decent sound quality better then Vento atleast but found speakers jarring at slightly higher level of sound. (will conform it again).
11. Suspension is soft tuned and crossing speedbreaker will give wallovy feel for rear passagers.
12: car comes with IPOD cable. very nice.
14: There is no switch to turn of passanger airbag as it is in i20
15: seat belt waning present.
16: Air con is silent upto 3.
17: not so nice gearshift knob in SX version. It looks like made by road side vendor. (all grey)
18: SX version fabric is not good. Rough when touched. (my guess people will put artificial leather seat covers)
19: car has nice visibility for driver.
20 : rear seat space is bit clustrophobic due to less window area.
21: nice wide tires gives good road grip (subjective and I tried only on ORR bangalore)
22: rear center armrest is wider and nice for 2 pax at rear.
23: center console is illuminated always and when head lights are turned on will dimm to suite night driving. very nice
24: Cabin lights have theater dim when all doors are closed but not when doors opened. I saw this feature in vento .
25: milage according to SE in city would be around 11-12 for petrol.
26: bonnet is very light and tinny, one can ligt it with pinky and so as boot. Boot can be opened from fob
27: cabi is bit roomy and lot sof space seems to be liberated at windscreen to give long dash. Gives premium feel to car.
28: steering weighs at center like i20
29: cabin has driver/ navigator map lamps as well as passanger lamps.
30: fuse box is located below steering wheel and can be opened with bare hands. (I think this willcome out over the period of time.)
31: finish inside boot is very nice.
32: Center console when key is turned on wakes up like Slot machine in Las vegas. I liked it a lot ;)
New Verna looks so much like the new face lifted i 10 from the front. Thats very dissapointing. It should have a character of its own.
@Hellboy- Good observation and fantastic review .
@Manish Bajaj- What everyone has noticed is that Hyundai is working a lot on designing! Truth is that the old Sonata was an exact copy of a Mercedes Benz. The new Hyundai Verna Fluidic design is the copy of Mercedes Benz cls!!! The I20 was also a car designed by the Germans.
A copy of a Mercedes Benz cls and Hyundai call it as a new Fluidic design to fool Indians! Hyundai calls this as Fluidic only in India!!! This is disgusting from a manufacturer who has such a position in India.
In my opinion, Hyundai has not contributed anything to the world of automobiles and yet so much of respect in India! Look at the best international engine awards or what not, Hyundai stands at the bottom or even not present and yet so much of respect? They can't even make a car which can handle well!It surely doesn't deserve it. They are the one with best marketing strategy and service, it worked well for them and they stand 2nd in India!
This post might have hurt many Hyundai owners. I would say, its not that I wanted to hurt you(Hyundai owners) but its just a small secret which I felt no one had noticed.
Hi, I am planning to buy the Verna Diesel AT. Is there any other car that I can compare it with? AT is a must as I need it for my wife and she prefers Automatic. Plus what Fuel Average can I expect from Verna AT Diesel?
I think Hyundai Verna Fluidic is not even close to Mercedes Cls model . They have done beautiful job in designing this car giving coupe look . End of the day Hyundai folks are thinking something new as compare to other car makers who just design flat looking cars from front and back - This car is value for money if you compare it with Honda or Vento Cheers Jacky!
since when did people start buying cars on the basis of awards and world image?
when ur spending more than 10 lakhs, or even 20 lakh,s then the concept of brand image comes in
will u brag to ur family that u bought a 5 lakh brio? just because of brand honda? i dont even find a car like city to be worthy of brand honda in some parameters like plastics,interiors handling if u talk of 10 lakh cars, hence i think if ur buying for brand image its better to go for bigger costlier cars, as c segment sedans have become very common now
and talking of disgn compare, how can u compare mercedes and hyundai? poles apart , one known for purely premium brand image while other brand is totally utilitarian and value for money, although hyundai has some very good premium series model aborad, which are gani , more vfm than many premium car brands
i see too many people bashing hyundai for making a car that handles llike a boat..., guys please take a ride, then comment, its not a boat by handling , its a much improved car, and its the best value for money car over its current compeetitios,
no car is perfect, every car,city,vento,linea, verna, u must look at the car ur buying as an overall product, how it will serve you, for what purpose
a person usually buys a sedan for luxury puposes, and very few of us actually buy a car just fro enthusiast oriented driving
most people who come for advice are of the former type, and i feel , verna is a much better than normal handler
take test drives of all cars u like and decide.
@Abhinav- Awards and world image shall be considered. People not buying those kind of cars doesn't mean that Awards are just for fun. I only ment that common man doesn't have much knowledge about cars and they tend to give a lot of respect to a brand which doesn't deserve it. Such as Hyundai.
The handling issue is an other thing. Hyundai is a brand which does cars for drifting. So, they never made a car good at handling, and its the same story even today. We aren't drifters here who would want drifting thrills. The new Hyundai Verna has no improved handling. The reason because Hyundai sells a lot in US and South East Asia is because they have straight and even roads without any curves. Those cars are all-right on those roads, but its not the same case in India. If you really think that those Korean or Japanese are good in handling, just name one car which could either beat the sport car names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche,Audi and Benz?
If you think people are buying Sedans for luxury purpose, whats happening with the BMW? Why does BMW sell double when compared to Audi or Merc? BMW doesn't have much luxury like the Audi or Merc, but only has sheer driving pleasure with no interior space and luxury like the Passat or Skoda Superb.
Last week I attended a program called Star Drive for Benz owners. The new technologies and innovations are just superb! I don't know, when all these beauites would come to an end with this rate of copy from smaller manufacturers. Have a look at the pics here.. http://www.carwale.com/forums/ViewThread-22926.html
Hyundai has something called the New Thinking and new possibilities! May I know what was the new thinking and new possibility? Its a brand tag, and doesn't suit well for the brand. Infact, they should be ashamed to use that tag.
Till now Hyundai has no innovation or ideas. It just has something called the first in class! which makes me laugh. Why didn't the Fiat or the VW introduce something called the first in class? Fiat has rear AC vent, fire prevention system, side impact beams, controlled area network,turbo petrol, etc. I wonder why they didn't introduce the first in class? LOL
I would call Hyundai as Bill Gates and others as Steve Jobs. Feel the difference.
Let 's compare Apples to Apples . If we need to buy a car within a range of 8 -10 Lacs . One has look to look for features , Looks and value for Money . You said Hyundai has handling issues but if you compare it with Honda City this car seems to be a failure on Indian roads when it comes to Ground Clearance , If you compare Honda with Verna Honda has hardly any features to offer. I must say Hyundai has done a good job in both designing and features they have provided . No point comparing these mid budget sedans with BMW or Merc if you go in that range there is no end of comfort , luxry, style and Money - Cheers Jacky!
EDIT: Post edited to remove quotation. Please do not quote immediate post. Its logically not required.