Hyundai India Reveals New Verna's Concept with its Expected Launch in 2017
BENGALURU: Hyundai India displayed a new concept car in Auto China 2016 with the launch of next-generation Hyundai Verna. The company is planning to release the car in china first before launching it in other markets. New Verna will be available in all marketing circuits by 2017, where the company is selling its current sedan model.
The company gave Verna a sportier look than the current models by leveraging its recently evolved philosophy of Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design. The new Verna is featured with all new headlamps, new bumpers, and big hexagonal grille. Other updated design includes all new LED taillights, blackened C-pillar, sloping roofline and others. The concept of the model is inspired from the latest style package along with resembling the latest Elite i20 in multiple ways. The concept of 2017 Verna is loaded with Hyundai DNA that is clearly visible from its smooth character line. The company made big changes at the front end panel of the car for resembling it to i20 design.
The current model of Sedan came into the Indian market in the year of 2011 and it got revamped in 2015. Despite receiving huge appreciation, Hyundai Verna was not able to regain the customer base because people preferred Maruti Ciaz and Honda City over Hyundai’s sedan. Before the launch of the new generation Honda City the roots of Hyundai Verna were widespread in the market and after the launch of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, things became worse for them. Ciaz grabbed the number 2 position in the market in its first month of launching.
Hyundai did not reveal their exact vehicle specifications, but it is expected that its India-based model will retain the current model’s powertrains of 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol. Considering Hyundai Verna 2017 an advanced version of the current car in the market, it is expected that it will be slightly more costly than the current version.