Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is preparing to launch a generational update for the Verna in the Indian market on March 21. The car manufacturer has now officially revealed the design of the new sedan through rendered images ahead of the launch. Although the production-ready version of the new Verna is yet to be revealed, the teased sketch designs give us a fair idea of what to expect from the upcoming version of the car. For a token amount of Rs 25,000, customers can book the new Verna at the nearest Hyundai dealership or Hyundai's official website. Once launched, the sedan will compete with models such as the 2023 Honda City, Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
The new Verna, in its sixth generation, has been developed using Hyundai's latest ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language. The 2023 Hyundai Verna's sporty front receives a new blacked-out grille with integrated LED headlamps and a sharp-looking bumper, with LED strips running symmetrically across the face of the car. The taillamps also have LED lighting. The side maintains the same sporty aesthetic as the front. Sharp character lines give the sedan a premium feel. Further, the diamond-cut alloy wheels also have a sporty appearance. The new Hyundai Verna stands out among mid-size sedans, thanks to its rising beltline and coupe-like rear end. Overall, the new-gen Verna is expected to be larger than the model it replaces, which is also somewhat obvious from the rendered images. And given all the changes, it will carry a premium over the outgoing version.
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The current 1.5-litre NA petrol engine, which generates a maximum output of 113bhp and 144Nm, and a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, which is expected to produce around 157bhp of maximum power and 253Nm of peak torque, will be available for the new Verna. The 1.0-litre three-pot engine with 118bhp and 172Nm, which is presently available with the sedan, will be replaced by the new turbocharged gasoline engine. Moreover, there won't be a diesel engine on offer with the new model, unlike the current-generation model.
The new Verna will come in four variations – EX, S, SX, and SX(O) – according to a statement from Hyundai. Seven monochromatic and two dual-tone colour options are available. The cost of the outgoing Hyundai Verna ranged from Rs 9.64 lakh to Rs 15.72 lakh (ex-showroom). We expect the 2023 Hyundai Verna to cost around Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
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