I love that all the new top-spec Hyundai cars now come with wireless charging. That means I don’t have to carry a wire or worry about not having charged my phone through the night. And it’s a decently quick charger as well. However, it does leave the phone more than just a little warm.
I also quite like the multimedia system. For starters it’s a comprehensive unit and it will show you everything from maps to your phone book to possibly your horoscope. Okay it cant do the latter, but the moment I get into the car and crank it, the system knows what I was listening to last. So, before I can get going, it’s already playing my playlist off the phone. It’s a wonderful thing when you have only recently discovered the joys of listening to podcasts.
I also love the cooled seats. You have three settings. But the first and the most powerful of them, is a little too bone chilling for me! The third though (wherein only one light glows) is brilliant for the humid Mumbai weather. Plus the seat itself – not to mention the driving position – makes the driver’s seat in the Verna a delight to be in.
Finally, there’s the automatic gearbox. A boon, no question, when it comes to tackling stop and go traffic. But, even when driving in a hurry – remember those early morning photoshoot runs – its alert and intuitive nature make the drive both seamless and involving. And as it turns out I still haven’t felt the need to use the paddle shifters. It does however get confused sometimes about whether it should stay in second or shift to first, especially at low speeds and a mildly heavy right foot. But again, it’s rare and infrequent.