Hyundai recently took the covers off the Verna concept at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. Now unlike most concepts that are far-off the production form, this one’s relatively ready for the road. When introduced later this year (in some markets), it will replace the existing Verna that received a mild facelift last year.
The Verna concept has been designed using Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design concept. The brand has taken an evolutionary approach and blended in modern age design cues for the makeover.
Up front there is a fairly large hexagonal grille, sharply styled projector headlights and silver accents on the bumper. The production-spec model, of course, will feature a toned-down design.
Now although the side profile is pretty much the same, the redesigned C-pillar and the rear door bring in that air of sportiness to the overall appearance. The wing mirror is also more streamlined.
At the rear, the biggest change comes in the form of the repositioned number plate housing which now comes integrated within the rear bumper. Note the beautifully detailed wraparound taillights.
At present, there are no details on the engine and drivetrain bits. Hyundai is expected to reveal the full specifications nearer to the official global launch later this year.
As for the Indian market, Hyundai is likely to launch the next-gen Verna sometime next year. The car will replace the existing model that has been around for half a decade now.