As first impressions go, we like the design, we like the long list of equipment this SX (O) version comes with, we love the interior design and quality, and we also love the size and usability of the boot.
In terms of equipment, the Verna SX (O) packs mountains of it. But the things that really got us hooked include the ventilated seats. This has been a feature exclusive to high-end cars for so long, that to have it in a sub-Rs 20 lakh car feels elating and satisfactory. Having rake and reach adjustable steering along with a height adjustable driver’s seat is another big win for the Verna. It might not seem like a huge deal at first. But, when you have to spend long hours driving the car – commuting or otherwise – a natural, comfortable, and involving seating position these adjustments offer, is the need of the hour.
We also like the multimedia and the driver information system for the type and detailed information they offer. And then there’s the Bluelink app, the potential of which is extremely luring. Imagine starting your car from the comfort of your home to cool it before you arrive. Or, having a concierge service that helps you pick a place and delivers the driving directions to your MMI system at the touch of a button. So much pampering! The rest – boot, interior design, quality, etc. – we will touch upon next time.