Hyundai India is all set to launch the 2017 Verna sedan in the Indian market in and around August this year. However, prior to the official launch, we have managed to capture the updated sedan in a video during its test runs in Delhi-NCR. Though, the facelifted sedan was sporting thick camouflage but still the alloy wheels and rear end. The exterior styling of the India-spec sedan would be largely inspired from the fifth-generation Hyundai Accent which was unveiled at the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February.
Adorning Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, the 2017 Hyundai appears more curvy and sharp than previous-generation models. Though, as far as dimensions are concerned, it is likely to be same as the Accent sedan with length, width and height measuring 4385mm, 1729 mm and 1,450 mm, respectively. It would have a wheelbase of 2580mm. As evident from the spy-shots, the new 2017 Verna would flaunt wraparound headlights and LED daytime running lights. It can be seen riding on newly-developed 17-inch alloy wheels, while the rear end boasts of LED tail-lamp cluster. Though, the interior is not visible in the spy-shots, but the new sedan is expected to get a dual-tone black and beige interior with several new features in form of automatic climate control with Cluster Ionizer, new instrument dials with a larger MID, 8-inch touchscreen AVN system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and start/stop button.
Mechanically, the 2017 Hyundai Verna facelift would be introduced in both petrol and diesel fuel trims with the same set of powertrains. The engine line-up includes 1.4L MPI petrol engine, 1.4L U2 CRDi turbocharged diesel engine, 1.6L MPI petrol engine and 1.6L U2 CRDi turbocharged diesel engine. Currently, the diesel engines are offered with a 4-speed automatic transmission, but it could change with the new-generation model as Hyundai might equip it with Creta's 6-speed unit. The mileage of Hyundai Verna could be slightly more than the current model's 24.80kmpl for the 1.4L CRDi turbodiesel, 23.90kmpl for the 1.6L CRDi turbodiesel, 17.40kmpl for the 1.4L MPI petrol and 17.01kmpl for the 1.6L MPI petrol.
2017 Hyundai Verna facelift would challenge the likes of Maruti Ciaz, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid in the Indian market. The prices are expected to be almost similar to the current range, which starts at Rs. 7.95 Lakhs and goes as high as Rs. 13.17 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi). It would be locally developed at the company's production facility in Chennai identical to its predecessor, while being exported to several global markets.