So got my New Hyundai Fluidic Verna SX(O) Black CRDi on 13th June 2012. The day was indeed special for me because apart from the arrival of Verna my son passed 10th std exams in distinction. The Maharashtra SSC result which was long expected was out on the same day. So we had a double celebration that day which was indeed a memorable one for me and my family.
Now I have been exploring the car for the past few days. Have done about 300 kms running with her. Here I would like to share my views about the car. Please bear with me as I am not a good writer.
Before finalising the decision to go in for Verna we had TDed Vento. A very short TD for a couple of times. Liked the car. Good decent looks. Good handling. Also tried the Fiat Linea. But it was out of the race that day itself.
Then we visited the Hyundai showroom for Verna. Actually we had decided to go in for Verna the day it was launched but were put off by the long waiting time that time which was aboout 4-6 months.
Here are the features which I liked about the car,
- Super quiet engine.
- Futuristic design with lot of curves.
- Liked her in black in which the alloys and the chorme door handles really stand out.
- The supervision cluster facia and the MID ( Facia looks much upmarket then the Vento.
- 6 airbags.
- Auto folding ORVMs. I am having a TATA Indigo SX with her electric ORVMs still working fine but broken and tied in place only because they could not be folded.
- Fantastic FATC ( Fully Automatic Temperature Control )
- Good Fuel consumption. The MID is showing FE 17.5 with 100% city driving and A/c on all the time.
- Mine is the SX(O) with the smart key which is very convinient to use. Though took time getting used as every time to start or stop my hand goes for the ignition key.
- Speed sensing auto door lock.
- One more thing appreciated over Vento. All the wheels including the spare wheel are alloys. Vento has not only steel spare wheel but is also a 14 " which is 1" less then the other wheels.
- Good music system. Both of my mobiles get connected. Only thing you can use only one phone at atime.
- The interior and leather seats are neat and well laid out. You feel fresh once you get inside. I am a fan of beige interiors. Good combo of beige and black.
- On the move the cabin is well insulated from the engine noise. The common rail engine is barely heard. Low tyre noise.
- Very light and easy electric power steering at city driving.
Feature I did not like or missed on Verna
- Twin headlights like on the new I20. I am thinking of swapping those as visually both appear to be in same shape in future.
- The fog lamps are good. Look great. But you have to switch them off manually where as in my Indigo the fog lamps switch off automatically once you switch off the head lights or when the ignition is switched off.
- Would have loved if I could have connected more phones at the same time as in Manza or othe cars.
- The rear seat is a bit low and the windows are a bit high for our family. Perhaps we will get used to it. Just feeling it because we had Indigos for the last about 10 years.
- Had a chance to driver her at speeds over 100. I thought the car is ver different at these speeds. Though the roads were bumpy the car did behave in a funny manner. My Indigo is much better on the same roads. But I think once I get used to the new car will be able to handle her better. But I think on good roads high speeds wont matter. Will let you know.
- The car does not have a anti intrusion device. Missed it.
- The one touch is only on driverside and for down only. Vento has it on all the doors up & down.
All said and done. I am happy with her. You just cant get perfect 10. And this leads for innovation.