-India-made Hyundai Verna marks its presence in the Middle East with its recent launch in Bahrain
-It has been positioned as entry-level compact sedan
-The vehicle is available in 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines mated to a standard six-speed automatic
Hyundai has expanded its product portfolio in the Middle East with the launch of the India-manufactured Verna in Bahrain. Save for the left hand drive guise, in terms of design and features, the Verna is quite identical to the one offered in India. It comes as the latest addition to the company’s lineup in the Middle East which includes the Grandi10, Creta, Tucson and the Santa Fe.
The new Verna is exported from the company’s facility in Chennai. Under the hood, the Middle East bound Verna is offered in two petrol engine options - 1.4-litre which generates 99bhp of power at 6000rpm and 132Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm and a 1.6-litre engine that generates 121bhp of power at 6300rpm and 151Nm of torque at 4850rpm. Although the power output figures are similar to the India-bound Verna, the vehicle gets a six-speed automatic as standard in the Middle East.
Some of the features in the new Verna include bi-function projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome accents on the grille and fog lamp enclosure, and LED tail lights. It also gets an all-black cabin, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and push-button start. As for safety, it gets ABS, ESC, Hill Assist Control, reverse camera with sensors and more.