New Verna reviews are out :
We got behind the wheel of the diesel in both the manual and automatic gearbox version, so lets start with the manual first. The impressive figures on paper when it comes to power and torque figures have always translated well to tarmac in the Verna and this generation is no different. Power delivery is smooth and kicks in as low as about 1200 rpm going all the way up to about 4000 rpm. There is no sudden jerky delivery either - but linear and smooth, a trait that the Verna has always had in the past too. The big other noticeable factor in the new Verna is the level of refinement. It might not be revolutionarily quiet but it is most certainly one of the most quiet diesel sedans in its class. The Verna also scores high when it comes to vibrations and harshness with levels low enough to be invasive especially in cruising conditions.
Seems like they have dropped the 1.4 L engines, not confirmed .Sun roof available in top end variants.
segment first features:
*Cooled seats .
*6 speed TC ATs
The facelift looks more like previous generation sonata ! cool.
Apparently the big question is how it would fair in the market?
A segment which holds a history to support only 2 cars at a time, now the major sales being enjoyed by CITY & CIAZ with an average of 4.5K to 5K for both !
Honda has been continuously updating & refreshing the CITY. Maruti seems like on a lazy attitude with lethargic powertrains & SHVS benefits. Will it knock out CIAZ/CITY ? or will be a DOD or will cannibalise the siblings CRETA & i20?
Facts & figures on Hyundai & Verna:
*India is 3rd largest market for Hyundai after China and US. Contributed 14.5% to overall volumes in H1 2017,have sold a total of 3,72,982 units in the first half.
*Hyundai targeting 10,000 deliveries of new #NextGenVerna before Diwali.
*New #Verna gets eco coating tech in air-con evaporator for odour control which Hyundai says is a world first.
*All-new 5th generation #Verna built on new 'K2' platform comes 6 years after 4th gen model.
*Cruise control, smartphone connectivity, rear curtain, rear a/c vents, ventilated seats, sunroof, voice commands, 6 airbags in new #Verna.
*The company has so far sold 3.17
lakh units of the sedan in the country since the introduction of the model in 2006. Globally, around 88 lakh units have been sold.