The new fifth generation Hyundai Verna has accumulated over 7,000 bookings and has received over 70,000 enquiries within 10 days of it being launched in India. At the time of the launch, Hyundai expected to sell around 4000 to 5000 units of the Verna a month but fresh numbers indicate an outstanding response for the new product in the country. As promised, the company will deliver the first 10,000 units to its customers before Diwali.
Speaking about the bookings, YK Koo, MD and CEO, HMIL said, “We are overwhelmed with the strong customer response and appreciation for the Next Gen Verna within 10 days of its launch. The 5th Generation Next Gen Verna is a true expression of a super sedan which is Intelligent by Design with Human Technology Connect. It is a trendsetter and game changer product creating new benchmarks in its segment exceeding customer aspirations. The Next Gen Verna bookings are almost double of our monthly target, we thank our customers and reaffirm our commitment for an early delivery to the first 10,000 customers before Diwali.”
The new Hyundai Verna is available in E, EX, SX and SX(O) variants. The vehicle is available in a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine option. Built on a new K2 platform, the car manufacturer claims that the new Verna has a superior body structure that is built with 50 per cent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) that grants it superior safety. The vehicle competes against the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Skoda Rapid in India.
Going forward, the new Hyundai Verna is expected to witness further growth in sales around the festive season as it is strategically priced in comparison to the Honda City and the Skoda Rapid in India. Moreover, the brand has been present in India for quite some time now and has established that level of confidence and trust with customers.