The Korean car manufacturer dropped a teaser recently giving us some clues to the Verna's design. It looks identical to the 2017 Hyundai Accent for North America and Solaris for Russia. The car has grown in size compared to the outgoing model. The international-spec sedan measures 4,385mm in length (+15mm), 1,729mm in width (+29mm) and 1,450mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,580mm (+10mm).
The upcoming Verna will come with a dual tone black beige colour theme. We expect the top-end variant to feature push-button start, keyless entry, automatic climate control and rear AC vents. Furthermore, there will be a seven-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice control and satellite navigation. Ventilated seats will be a segment-first feature. Additionally, this range-topping version will also get leather steering, gearshift knob and seats, parking sensors, reverse camera, ABS with EBD and six airbags.
The 2017 Verna will come powered with choices of 1.6-litre petrol or diesel engines. These will be tuned to churn out more power and better fuel efficiency than its predecessor. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a new six-speed automatic gearbox as well.
Like the outgoing Hyundai Verna, this renewed model will go up against the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid and VW Vento. We are expecting the prices to start at Rs 8 lakhs (ex-showroom). Variant-wise pricing will be announced tomorrow at the launch event. Stay tuned.