Hyundai Motor India previously announced its plans to revamp the Verna, and the firm has now confirmed that the 2023 Hyundai Verna will be officially launched in India on March 21. For the uninitiated, the automaker recently opened bookings for the all-new sedan for a token amount of Rs 25,000. The deliveries for the same are scheduled to commence in May this year. Interested buyers can book the sedan at their nearby Hyundai dealership. The 2023 Verna will be available in nine different colour schemes, seven of which are single-tone and two are dual-tone. According to Hyundai, three of them will have new paint jobs: Abyss Black, Atlas White, and Tellurian Brown. Moreover, the new-gen Verna will be offered in EX, S, SX, and SX (O) trim levels. Here is what to expect from Hyundai's upcoming mid-size sedan for those who are eagerly awaiting its arrival in the Indian market and curious about what the South Korean carmaker has to offer.
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We know that the new Hyundai Verna will have refreshed design elements thanks to teaser images. The design language of the vehicle is inspired by some of the most recent generation Hyundai sedans. The new Verna features twin-layer headlights with a distinct nose, similar to that seen on the current-generation Hyundai Grandeur, which is available globally, as well as a wide grille and several cuts and creases. Both the current Elantra sedan, which isn't available in our market, and the Tucson SUV have similar grille inserts. Furthermore, the new Verna features a full-width horizontal light bar that functions as an LED daytime running lamp, a feature previously seen on Hyundai models such as the Grandeur sedan and the Staria MPV. The taillights, which have crystal-like inlays and are connected to an LED light bar, give the Verna a distinct rear appearance. The light bar also gets two vertical extensions on both sides.
Speaking of the powertrain, the Verna sedan's four variants will be powered by a choice of two petrol engines and multiple transmission options. With the new model, Hyundai has dropped the diesel option. The first engine is a 1.5-litre gasoline engine with naturally aspirated fuel that is mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT that Hyundai refers to as Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). A 1.5-litre TGi turbo-petrol mill paired to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT will be the second engine available. It is important to note that these powertrains are E20 fuel-ready and RDE-compliant. Although engine power figures have not yet been disclosed, they may be comparable to the output of the current-generation Verna.
On the feature front, the 2023 Hyundai Verna will have a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, navigation, wireless charging, a sunroof, connected car tech, ventilated seats, rear AC vents, reclinable rear seats, and more. Safety features will be updated as well, with four airbags as standard (6 in top-spec trims), ABS, EBD, traction control, stability control, a reverse camera, and possibly ADAS.
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The new Hyundai Verna will also be more expensive than the current generation model, which starts at Rs 9.63 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 15.72 lakh (ex-showroom). Hyundai Verna 2023 pricing is anticipated to start at around Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and increase to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-spec variant. When it launches, the new Hyundai Verna will rival the likes of the recently updated Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Honda City, the Volkswagen Virtus, and the Skoda Slavia.
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