Korean automaker Hyundai will launch the next-gen Verna in India in mid-2017. The new model was officially launched at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show. The next-gen model looks bolder and stylish than the existing one.
The design of the new Verna is based on company's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. Outside, the car sports a new large hexagonal grille, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED brake lights, restyled C-pillar, sporty bumper with stylish fog lamps and a spoiler sculpted on the boot lid.
The ‘baby Elantra' will be available with two engine variants: a 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre engine. The smaller capacity one produces 100bhp and the other 123bhp. The power will be sent via a 6-speed manual and an automatic gearbox.
The unveiled model at the auto show features a full black interior with silver trim. Inside, it gets an HVAC vents, automatic climate control, 8-inch touch screen and start/stop button.
The next-gen model is 4,380mm long, 1,728mm wide and 1,460mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm, which makes it much larger than the existing model. One of the advantages of this longer wheelbase is that now the rear seat legroom has increased.
When it hits the Indian market, the 2017 Hyundai Verna will compete against the likes of Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the compact sedan segment.