Ahead of its anticipated launch in August 2017, the next-gen Hyundai Verna has been spotted undergoing a road test in the country. Introduced in China in the last quarter of 2016, the new Verna is based on Hyundai’s well acclaimedFluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. Moreover, it seems to be partly inspired by the new Elantra which was launched in India earlier last year.
The test mules had been heavily camouflaged. However, we believe it will get similar upgrades as the one which was launched in China. The front gets a large hexagonal chrome lined grille with horizontal slats, while the air dam sports a honeycomb mesh grille. The swept back headlamps feature projector lamps with daytime LED daytime running lights. The bumpers have been redesigned for more angular design and sporty appeal. The sides get a coupe-like profiling, while the boot shares some resemblance to the current generation model.
As for the interiors, the vehicle will get premium upholstery and touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and a trip metre. Additionally, the new model will offer a host of interesting features like dual zone climate control, push button start, Apple CarPlay and Android connectivity, and a lot more. The India-bound facelift model is expected to be powered by a 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine which generate 106bhp and 89bhp of power, respectively.
Loaded with fresh design and new feature upgrades, the new model will emerge as a strong competitor against the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Fiat Linea, Nissan Sunny, Renault Scala, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento in India. Moreover, it will help the Korean automaker strengthen its position on the overall sales chart in the Indian market.
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