Hyundai Verna Long Term Review, September 2023 Report

The Hyundai Verna's availability in a bunch of different powertrain options really spoils one for choice, and while we were happy with the naturally aspirated petrol motor that we seemed to be enjoying, a taste of the turbo-petrol version left us wanting more.

By Kapil Vashist | on November 16, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Okay, yes, I know I said in my last report that the Hyundai Verna is impressive with the way it drives. And with the great chassis setup and the suspension tune that Hyundai has given it, the Verna is a car that will have you grinning ear to ear whenever you drive it. While I still stand by all I said, there has been, err… a bit of a development. You see, I have got so used to the impressive driving abilities of the Verna that at this point I am left wanting for more. And since I have already driven the Hyundai Verna Turbo a couple of times for separate stories is not really helping!

Our naturally-aspirated test unit makes a meaty 113bhp of power, which in all honesty is more than enough for everyday driving conditions. But that raspy 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged unit is being missed. Call me greedy but having experienced 158bhp in the Turbo would spoil anyone, after all, the Turbo Verna is the most powerful car in its segment!

Comparing these two versions of the Verna really is a matter of the heart versus the grey matter that our brain has named, well… the brain. If we go by logic, which I have tried my best to do so in the past month, the Verna 1.5 MPI triumphs over its faster sibling. But if we listen to the heart, there is no chance that you would want to pick anything else over the Verna Turbo. And it’s not just performance that I am left wishing for. Maybe, throw in red disc brakes, blacked-out alloys, dark interiors with red accents and maybe some sporty pedals, and it would just be great! Hold on a second.

Also Read:

Hyundai Verna Long Term Review, August 2023 Report

Hyundai Verna Long Term Review, July 2023 Report


When it came: June 2023

Current odo reading: 7,751km

Mileage this month: 788km

Fuel efficiency: 13.2km/l

What’s good: Good Enough Performance!

What’s not: Want Even More Performance!

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