New Hyundai Verna’s stunning design revealed! Bookings open, launch next month
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is all set to introduce a generational update for the Verna in the Indian market next month, and ahead of the launch, the carmaker has now finally revealed the design of the new sedan through rendered images. Do note that the production-ready version of the new Verna is yet to be revealed, nonetheless, we expect it to be polarising as the rendered version.
That said, the new-gen Verna will be designed as per Hyundai’s latest Sensuous Sportiness design language, which will lend it a split-headlamp setup up front, with a large radiator grille dominating the face. A full-width LED DRL strip divides the bonnet and the front bumper, while the Hyundai emblem is placed on the former.
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Moving to the sides, the 2023 Verna features some strong character lines, especially on the rear doors. The sedan features a sloping roofline with diamond-cut alloy wheels, along with sharp-looking LED tail lights. While the rear-end design is yet to be revealed, we expect the tail lights to be joined together with an LED bar running across the width of the tailgate. All in all, the new-gen Verna is expected to be larger than its predecessor, which is also somewhat evident from the rendered images.
The new Verna will be offered with two petrol engine options, including the current 1.5-litre NA petrol motor that puts out 115 PS and 144 Nm, as well as a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that will likely produce around 159 PS of maximum power and 253 Nm of peak torque. The new turbocharged petrol engine will replace the 1.0-litre three-pot unit (120 PS/172 Nm) that is currently on offer with the sedan. Unlike the current-gen model, no diesel engine will be offered with the sedan.
The 2023 Hyundai Verna will carry a premium over the outgoing version owing to all the changes, but will continue to rival the likes of Skoda Slavia, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Virtus as well as the Honda City – which is set to receive a mid-life facelift on March 2. A base price of about Rs 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom) can be expected from the updated Hyundai sedan. The new-gen Verna is set to launch in India on March 21, with bookings already open.
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