The 2023 Hyundai Verna has been in news for a while. But this time, the new Verna is making headlines with its recently leaked spy images. The latest camo-free spy shots of the upcoming car have been surfaced online from South Korea. The new car features the name 'Accent' on its tail gate. This means that it is sold as the Hyundai Accent in international markets. While, it is named as the Hyundai Verna in the Indian market. The company has officially confirmed the launch of the next-generation Hyundai Verna on March 21 in the country. The bookings for the same are already underway for a token amount of Rs 25,000. Hyundai cars are known to create a modern, young, and global appeal.
Starting from its design, the new Hyundai Verna features a ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language with several styling cues that are borrowed from the brand's existing models sold in India - the Hyundai Tucsan and the Hyundai i20. The new Verna embraces a sunroof and sports a parametric jewel-pattern grille, a split LED headlamp setup, and a double-layer headlight that can be seen on the Hyundai Grandeur. Additionally, it also gets a new bonnet and a new grille flanked by sharp LED headlights on either side.
The new spy shots of the 2023 Hyundai Verna also show a slim tail-lamp with a full-width LED light bar and vertical extensions with fog lamps. Moreover, the new car gets multi-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels. The rear bumper with a honeycomb design has a body-coloured faux skid plate and sharp trims.
As can be seen in the spy shots, the upcoming sedan features the larger rear door and rear quarter panel, making the car look wider. Among other features, the car also offers a shark-fin antenna and a stop lamp that sits behind the windshield.
The next-gen Hyundai Verna uses a 1.5-litre turbo petrol-engine that is enough for 157bhp. This engine comes paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. Also up for offer is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. The same engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT gearbox. Both engines from Hyundai will be both RDE- and E20-compliant.
The new sedan will be available in 4 trims - EX, S, SX, and SX(O). You can expect the prices to go slightly higher than the outgoing Verna, which is priced between Rs 9.64 lakh and Rs 15.72 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, the new Verna will go up against the likes of the upcoming Honda City facelift, the Volkswagen Virtus, the Skoda Slavia, and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.