|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||1368cc||Manual||100PS @ 6000RPM||135NM @ 4000RPM||19kmpl|
|petrol||1591cc||auto||123PS @ 6400RPM||154NM @ 4850RPM||17kmpl|
|diesel||1582cc||auto||128PS @ 4,000RPM||265NM @ 1,500-3,000RPM||22kmpl|
|diesel||1396cc||Manual||90PS @ 4000RPM||224NM @ 1,500-2,750RPM||24kmpl|
The new-generation Hyundai Verna is one of the bestsellers in its segment. In its new avatar, it looks smarter than all its predecessors, more premium, and is available with diesel and petrol engine variants, mated to automatic and manual gearbox options.
The current-gen Hyundai Verna looks upmarket and substantial on the outside. The Blacked out B-pillar, electric sunroof, shark-fin antenna and chrome door handle look quite upmarket. Dimensionally, the new-gen Hyundai Verna is 4,440 mm long, 1,729 mm wide, 1,475 mm height and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. The face of the sedan gets modern looking styling elements like a cascading front grille and projector headlamps along with LED DRLs and fog lamps. The car sits on smart looking 5-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels which are covered in 195/55 section tyres for better handling and road grip. Rounding off the rear are smart and savvy LED tail lights and a steeply raked rear windscreen.
The 5th generation Hyundai Verna has a premium cabin which offers many segment-first features. One of them which is very relevant for a hot country like ours is the in-built cooling system for the front seats. The sedan also gets a wireless phone charger, which is a first for the segment. Storage is not a big problem in the new-gen Verna as it comes with glass holders, bottle holders, a cooled glovebox and space under the front armrest. Comfort for rear passengers is decent, given the fact that legroom isn't much.
There's a rear windscreen which keeps the sun out and a hands-free boot release function. Infotainment is taken care by a 7-inch touchscreen system which is Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatible. Audio quality is great, courtesy of an Arkamys enhanced sound system. Steering mounted controls and an automatic climate control system with rear vents, complete the picture. A sunroof is also offered on higher trim levels.
The 5th-gen Hyundai Verna gets the standard driver and passenger side airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking camera with sensors and automatic headlamps. Top-spec trims get side and curtain airbags and rear defogger with timer.
The new generation Verna offers four engine choices - two petrol and two diesel engines. The 1.4-litre petrol engine produces 100 ps of power and 132 Nm of peak torque which comes mated to 6-speed manual transmission. The sedan is also available with a 1.6-litre petrol engine which will churn out respective power of 123 ps and 151 Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre petrol unit comes paired with both 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes.
On the other hand, the sedan is also offered with diesel motors, of which, the 1.4-litre unit produces power and a torque figure of 90 ps and 224 Nm. This motor is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. The 1.6-litre diesel engine cranks out 128 PS, 265 Nm and offers the choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.
In terms of efficiency, the 1.4- litre petrol motor is rated for 19.1 km/l. The 1.6-litre petrol engine offers a claimed 17 km/l for its automatic and manual variants. The 1.4-litre diesel engine is rated for 24 km/l, while the bigger, 1.6-litre motor promises 22 km/l for both its manual and automatic gearbox options.
Hyundai Verna price starts from INR 7.92 Lakh to INR 12.88 Lakh.
Compact SUVs and premium hatchbacks have been taking it away from sedans, cutting into their long standing popularity big time. After a couple years of inactivity, however, three boxes have been hitting it back and the next-gen Hyundai Verna is a proper attack which will want to sully stilettos and put a lock on those tailgates. So we went through everything that is being boasted about on paper and then took the car out in the real world to figure out if the next gen Verna has filled out some of those cavities which existed between its many shiny features.