Hyundai is planning to introduce a smaller engine with a 1.4-litre capacity for the recently launched Hyundai Verna. The fifth-generation Verna was launched on August 22 this year with a 1.6-litre engine on both diesel as well as petrol trim on offer.
It seems as if the South-Korean auto-giant has a backup plan to cut down on the increased taxes post-GST implementation. The latest sedan is expected to offer a smaller engine in both petrol and diesel variants and the prices are expected to go down by Rs. 1 lakh from the larger engine version.
The 2017 Hyundai Verna offers a premium looking interior with decent space. The dashboard looks fit and fine with a 5-inch or a 7-inch LCD display, depending on the trim level. It gets access to both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is also the first in the segment to feature ventilated front seats. The driver's assistance features include reverse parking camera, keyless entry, cruise control, etc.
The India-bound model is designed based on the K2 platform and the new fluidic body language looks highly appealing. The exterior design comes equipped with projector headlamps and daytime running LEDs. The new version looks far better than its predecessor with an impressive looking side profile. The car runs on 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, which adds sportiness to the aesthetic.
The next-gen Hyundai Verna is offered with a 1.6-litre engine in both the diesel and petrol variants. The petrol version churns out a maximum power output of 121 bhp and a peak torque of 151 Nm, while the diesel unit develops a maximum power of 126 bhp against a peak torque of 260 Nm. For transmission, both the engines to comes paired with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
The new Hyundai Verna price is Rs. 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base variant and competes directly with the segment toppers like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City.