Hyundai India launched the 2015 Verna 4S in the country yesterday and it flaunts company's latest Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy. It comes at a sticker price of R. 7.74 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi), while challenging the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sunny and Volkswagen Vento. Hyundai has come out with the first TVC of the new Verna sedan as it goes on sale from today.
2015 Hyundai Verna is unchanged and continues using the same set of petrol engines (1.4L & 1.6L) and diesel engines (1.4L & 1.6L CRDi). The transmission options on offer are - 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Though the biggest change is a more responsive steering wheel and tuned up suspension system, which were lacking in the previous generation model.
Hyundai Verna, once a leader in its segment, now faces fierce competition from the segment leader Honda City and the Maruti's latest offering Ciaz. Honda sells around 7000 units of the City on an average per month, ever since its launch in January 2014. On the other hand, the Ciaz clocks around 5000 units per month on an average. The older version of Hyundai Verna was struggling to stay alive in the competition as the company could barely manage to sell around 2000 units of the car monthly.
Nissan Sunny's sales aren't good either as it sells around 500 units in a month. Talking about the rest of the rivals, the figures are even not mentionable. But, with the 2015 Verna, Hyundai is confident of bouncing back and capturing the crown of segment leader, which was once owned by it.