Hyundai dealers have started accepting the bookings for the next-gen Verna in India. The fifth generation Verna gets an all new K2 platform which claims to offer superior ride as well as handling over the current generation model. The vehicle also comes loaded with new technology and get advanced set of features. The next-gen Hyundai Verna will be launched in India on 22nd August 2017.
The next-gen Hyundai Verna will continue to be offered in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version gets a 1.6-litre dual VTVT engine that generates 120bhp of power. The diesel version will be powered by a 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine that generates 125bhp of power. Both the engines are available in six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission options.
The new model gets projector headlamps and LED tail lamps. Hyundai claims that the new-gen Verna gets a Super Body Structure frame which is built out of 50 per cent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). The front suspension uses McPherson strut with coil springs and gas shock absorbers along with a front stabilizer, which claims to help reduce body roll when cornering. The car manufacturer further claims that the rear suspension geometry has been modified with vertical angled rear shock absorbers and coil springs on the coupled torsion beam axle which offers stable and comfortable ride. The standard Motor-Driven Power Steering System (MDPS) has been tuned to provide superior feedback while cornering and at high speeds to offer precise handling response and a confident drive. The front wheel caster angle has been reportedly modified to further enhance the steering feedback to the driver at highway speeds.
Speaking of features and safety, the next-gen Verna gets 16-inch alloy wheels, seven-inch touchscreen with smartphone app, front ventilated seats and rear AC vents. The new model will get beige and black interior theme, six airbags, impact sensing door unlock and ABS with EBD. Post launch, the next-gen Verna will compete against the likes of Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in India.