Originally Posted by vvivek85
When it comes to looks Hyundai is surely doing something different in each and every model which they are releasing. Since the inception of the fludic design Hyundai has always excelled in looks department. IMO
tail lam looks similar to the 5th gen Elantra. Thumps up to the team, hope this car takes Verna back on track
Yep, Agreed when it comes to looks, Hyundai have always lunged forward. If you compare the current Hyundai's with ones in 2000's, there is a revolutionary change.
But, considering other factors, Hyundai are behind Japanese/Germans/American Cars. For Me, Hyundai cars are just about Looks & Features. Don't get me wrong, they do make competitive products but they fall short when compared to segment. I have the i20 which was bought last year. Apart from being new entrant into the market, it was the best car at that time (Note- I have used Best, which is inferior and low down compared to Perfect).
I had researched lots of cars under 10 lakhs. Choices were very few. There was the common Swift, not so popular Micra/Pulse & Punto, Old Polo, Fleet Choice Etios Liva. Apart from these there weren't any other cars. Now you have Jazz, Figo, Baleno which are near perfect cars. Hence I had no choice but to buy the i20. Although I do like it, but its more of a trendy looking, feature packed car. The Diesel mill is slightly better and apart from these, the car lags behind compared to competition. Believe it or not, its the most thirstiest car in our garage. It gives 13.5 overall (Tankful Method), which is bad. So, this is a disappointing car for me.
Coming back to topic, the New Verna looks more mature, upmarket. But it will have its work cutout. The segment is very competitive, and if Hyundai wants to taste success, they should offer what the competition offers at the lower price then them. Something which won't happen I guess.
Because each of the cars in this segment offer something unique to buyers
1. CIAZ - Mild Hybrid, Aftersales, Pricing and Good Quality.
2.CITY - Features, Space, Comfort, Performance, Efficiency, Resale
3. RAPID/VENTO - DSG, TSI Engine, Performance, Dynamics
So, Hyundai Verna has to match these in order to become successful.