Hyundai Verna – a stylish car fur city and highway drive – AutoPortal India finds out
When the Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) introduced the Hyundai Verna in 2006, the mid-size sedan became an instant hit for its attractive looks, plush interior, sheer power, unmatched fuel economy and specious truck.
However, as time passed by, the company felt the need to make some necessary cosmetic and technical improvements to sustain in the competitive market. After plenty of research, the company launched a new version of Verna both in petrol as well as in diesel called the Fluidic Verna 4S. The New Hyundai Verna comes with more style, safety, speed and sophistication.
At first look, the Verna may appear like the earlier version but at closer observation, one will find some significant changes like a new bumper, front grill, headlamps and a new bonnet. The new features such as projector headlamps, new fog lamp, reversing camera, pure keyless entry and go, rake and reach steering etc are really appreciable.
The interior of this stylish car is one of the best in this category. It have superbly built and well positioned leather seats with ample leg space in the front for the driver and co-passenger and at the rear. Suspensions of Hyundai Verna are superbly designed to readily soak up all the bumps and potholes without any major jerks to the occupants. In short, sedan can be called a vehicle with a combination of style, sophistication, super Performance and good safety.
The base model is the Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.4 VTVT petrol with an ex-showroom price of Rs 7.75 lakhs and top end car is the Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 CRDi SX AT diesel carrying an ex-showroom price of Rs 12.22 lakhs.
The 1.4 liter, four cylinder, VTVT engine develops a power of 107 PS at 6,300 RPM and top torque of 13.8 kgm at 5,000 RPM, while the 1.6 CRDi SX AT diesel engine produces an impressive 128 PS of power at 4,000 RPM along with pinnacle torque of 26.5 kgm at between 1,900 to 2,750 RPM. The 1.6 diesel engine also comes with the option of a 4 speed auto transmission.
The powerful engine, both petrol and diesel, with enough horsepower and torque combined with smooth gear shifts gives the driver real thrill to drive the vehicle. The power can be felt the movement you put the car in the first gear, slowly release the clutch and press the accelerator.
The ARAI rated duel efficiency for the 1.6-petrol engine is 15.74 kmpl. The fuel efficiency rating for the 1.4-liter diesel stands at 24.8 kmpl while the 1.6 diesel delivers 23.9 kmpl to the liter.