The South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has unveiled the next generation Verna at the recent Chengdu Motor Show in China in September. According to the reports, the all new generation Verna is stated for its India launch in the second half of 2017. Additionally reports also indicates that the Verna also might come with a mild hybrid system.
For now the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is the only sedan with a mild hybrid system that sells in decent numbers, which could be the reason for Hyundai to launch its Verna sedan with mild hybrid system. The mild hybrid system of the Verna will be identical to the Ciaz hybrid. Just like the Ciaz the sedan from Hyundai will not get a pure hybrid setup, which utilizes power from force induction motor supplemented by electric engine .
Verna mild hybrid will utilize the energy created while slowing down the vehicle to recharge the battery. While slowing down, kinetic energy will be changed over to electricity and will charge the battery. This generated energy will diminish the load on the motor by giving momentum while accelerating from standstill. Combined with the start/stop system, and an integrated starter motor, the car will also provide better mileage. However, Hyundai has not confirmed anything about which variant will get the mild hybrid tech.
The car measures 4,380 mm in length, 1,728 mm in width and 1,460 mm in height, thus making it 5 mm longer and 28 mm wider than the outgoing model. The new gen Verna also comes with 30mm more wheelbase, that frees up larger space inside. Hyundai has has also updated the interior with all-black upholstery. The Elantra inspired dashboard houses a large touchscreen infotainment system.