Hyundai India is all set to launch the 2017 Verna facelift in the country. The new sedan has already been spotted several times on the roads as a test mule wearing camouflage. It is being learnt that the South-Korean automaker would launch the 2017 Hyundai Verna facelift on August 22, 2017 in the Indian market. And, the company has also started teasing the sedan at its social media handles with the first image being released today. The new Hyundai Verna would be locally assembled at the Chennai production facility with more focus on exports than domestic sales.
Speaking about the 2017 Hyundai Verna, it would measure 4385mm in length, 1729mm in width and 1450mm in height, while having a wheelbase of 2580mm. It would be 15mm longer and 29mm wider than the ongoing model, while the wheelbase has been extended by 10mm. The company engineers have worked their heart out on suspension and Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) systems. As for the cabin, the dashboard and seat upholstery would be in dual-tone black and beige theme with a 7-inch Audio/Video/Navigation (AVN) touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, there would be a new instrument cluster, multi-information display, leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic ‘Clean Air’ climate control feature on offer in the sedan.
As far as safety is concerned, the Hyundai Verna facelift would boast of dual front airbags and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard features, while the range-topping grade SX (O) is expected to feature 6-airbags, including side and curtain airbags. Mechanically, it would be available with the same set of 1.4L and 1.6L petrol and diesel engines with 5-speed manual and 6-speed manual transmissions, respectively. However, as for the automatic variants, the company might replace the 4-speed gearbox with the new 6-speed unit, which is lighter and better performer. The new Hyundai Verna mileage might get a bump if Hyundai opts for the mild hybrid technology. New Hyundai Verna would challenge the likes of Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento in the Indian market.