Hyundai has launched the much-awaited sedan–the sixth-generation Verna–in the Indian market. The all-new Verna is offered in four variants: the EX, the S, the SX, and the SX(O)–with two petrol engine options: a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine. The new sedan comes with new design, advanced safety features, and new powertrain–at a starting price of INR 10.90 lakh.
The all-new Verna takes its design inspiration from the brand’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ philosophy. The front fascia features a black chrome parametric grille integrated with LED headlamps with cornering lamps, and above it lies a horizontal LED light bar and DRLS. And On the rear, the sedan gets parametric connected LED tail lamps and a “VERNA” logo embedded on the connected LED tail lamps. The car has been offered in seven mono-tone colours: Starry Night, Tellurian Brown, Atlas White, Abyss Black, Typhoon Silver, Fiery Red, Titan Grey, and two dual-tone colours: Fiery Red Black and Atlas White Black.
Inside, the Verna’s turbo-petrol variant gets a sporty black interior with red accents and a dual-tone black and beige interior for the sedan’s naturally-aspirated petrol engine variants. The dashboard features a two-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel and a dual screen setup that includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 10.25-inch digital instrument console. Other notable interior elements are its leather-upholstered seats, ambient lighting, and smart electric sunroof.
The sixth-generation Verna is offered in two petrol engine options: a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. The 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine–mated to either a six-speed manual or CVT (iVT)–generates a peak power of 154 hp at 6300 rpm and a peak torque of 143.8 Nm at 4500 rpm. Meanwhile, the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine generates a maximum power of 214 hp at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 252 Nm at 1500-3500 rpm. And for transmission, the engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT.
|Engine||1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol||1.5-litre turbo-petrol|
|Displacement||1497 cc||1482 cc|
|Peak power||154 hp at 6300 rpm||214 hp at 5500 rpm|
|Peak torque||143.8 Nm at 4500 rpm||252 Nm at 1500-3500 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual or iVT||6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT|
|Fuel tank capacity||45 L|
Rear: Drum/ Disc (only for SX(O) Turbo DCT)
The new Verna comes with advanced safety feature such as level-2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) technology that includes features such as forward collision warning and avoidance, blind-spot collision warning and avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, safe exit warning, smart cruise control with stop and go, lane following assist, high beam assist, and leading vehicle departure alert. Other safety features are its ABS with EBD, 6 airbags, HAC, ESC, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), immobiliser, central locking, electronic parking brake, and speed alert system.
As for convenience, the sedan comes with notable features such as power windows, cruise control, ventilated and heated front seats, height adjustable driver’s seat, paddle shifters, AC, rear AC vents, power steering, wireless charging, Type-C USB chargers, luggage lamp, and electrically adjustable ORVMs.
2023 Hyundai Verna price in Nepal
The sixth-generation Verna has been launched in four variants and two petrol engine options in India, at a starting price of INR 10.90 lakh and it goes up to INR 17.38 lakh. The sedan competes with the likes of the Honda City and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
As for its launch in Nepal, the fans can expect it to cost around a base price of 50 lakh here.
|Verna models||Price in India||Expected price in Nepal|
|EX||INR 10,89,900||Starting at 50 lakh|
|SX||INR 12,98,500-16,08,000 (depends upon colour scheme, transmission)|
|SX (O)||INR 14,65,900-17,37,900 (depends upon colour scheme, transmission)|
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