South Korean carmaker Hyundai is reportedly set to launch its new Verna in India as early as in August this year, say emerging reports. Hyundai has already started testing the new Verna on the Indian roads and the model was caught on camera quite a few times.
Now a report of CarandBike, citing sources close to the development, claims that the launch of the new Verna in India has been scheduled towards the end of August 2017. However, the company is yet to reveal the launch time-frame of the new Verna.
In its new avatar, the Verna is expected to host a number of changes inside out. On the exterior, Hyundai's new Verna is expected to get a new cascading front grille and sweptback headlamps along with new front bumper and fog lamps similar to the Elite i20. The interior of the Verna sedan is also likely to be updated with features such as a new infotainment system, automatic climate control and many more. In its new avatar, the cabin is likely to get all-black upholstery. The layout has been inspired by the Verna's bigger sibling Elantra.
The new Verna will be based on the company's Fluidic 2.0 philosophy and is expected to measure 4,380 mm in length, 1,728 mm in width and 1,460 mm in height; this is 5 mm longer and 28 mm wider than the current model. The new version is also expected to have a 30 mm wider wheel base. On the safety front, expect the new Verna to offer ABS and dual airbags as standard accessories across the range.
Under the hood, the Verna is likely to carry over the same engines from the current model. Currently, Verna comes with 1.4-litre diesel and petrol engines and 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines. The 1.4-litre petrol engine develops 104-bhp torque while the 1.6-litre petrol version will churn out 121 bhp. The 1.4-litre diesel produces 89 bhp, while the 1.6-litre diesel will belt out 127 bhp of power.