We’d already told you that the new gen of the Hyundai Verna is on its way to Indian shore soon. Coming August, Hyundai will launch the car in India, but the company has already teased the car and given us an opportunity to look at what to expect. What we can see in this teaser image are the LED-DRLs, which are much similar the ones of the Elantra and of course the overall front design of the 2017 Hyundai Verna too takes inspiration from the big brother. The 2017 Hyundai Verna follows Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. As a matter of fact, the 2017 Hyundai Verna was also marked testing in India a little months agoThe Hyundai Verna 2017 will be going up against its traditional rivals which are the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Skoda Rapid. There’s a lot that’s new in the car and in fact with the new generation, the car is new. The company has updated the chassis of the Hyundai Verna 2017 by making use of high-strength steel which makes it lighter and stronger. Along with the chassis, the suspension of the car too gets a few tweaks.
We were told by the folks at Hyundai, that driving dynamics is an area where there’s been significant development and we saw it put into practice with the Elantra and also the facelifts of the Xcent and Grand i10. Hyundai has increased the wheelbase of the new generation Verna by 10 mm and the overall length of the car by 15 mm. The width of the car has also gone by 29 mm. This means that the new car will be roomier than the model currently on sale in India.
Despite the increase in dimensions, the weight of the car has increased by a mere 10 kg which is quite good. Expect a whole bunch of alterations to the cabin of the Hyundai Verna 2017 too and we might see a 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system which has smartphone combination options as well, so yes, there’s going to be Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. As far as price is concerned, Hyundai will try and keep it competitive. Presently the Verna is priced between Rs.7.95 to Rs.13.17 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and we do not think a substantial change here. Going by experience, though, we feel that the base variants of the new generation Hyundai Verna will undercut the current prices.