Hyundai has launched its all-new 5th generation 2017 Hyundai Verna in China thereby opening up the car to one of the largest car markets in the world.
The new Hyundai Verna packs some of the major design and cosmetic chances we have seen in the Verna series. The concept version of the new Verna was shown off for the first time in 2016 Beijing Motor Show early this year and months later it showed off the production version of the same car at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show in China.
The 2017 Hyundai Verna adopts styling cues from the Hyundai Elantra sedan and this gives the latest Verna an upmarket look. As a part of Hyundai’s new design language, the car comes with the new a new Cascading front grille, smooth character lines, sharp projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, and a muscular front bumper that houses a sleep central air dam and pentagonal LED fog lamps.
There are changes in the car’s dimensions as well as the new Verna is now 5mm longer and 28mm wider than the outgoing model and also gets a 30mm longer wheelbase. The side profile of the sedan has been revised with sloping roof-line, blackened C-Pillar. The rear profile, on the other hand, gets sportier taillamps with LED elements and all-new integrated spoiler.
Inside, the new-gen Hyundai Verna now looks a lot more upmarket and the pictures suggest that the fit and finish has improved as well. Among feature offerings, the top-of-the-line model gets a new dashboard layout, premium quality seats, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and an engine start/stop button. Other features include – new alloy wheels, door handles in chrome finish and tinted windows.
Under the hood, the Chinese-spec model comes with two petrol engine options – a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder motor and a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder unit. While the former churns out about 100bhp, the latter is good for 123bhp. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit.
The base variant of the new Verna is priced at RMB 72,800 while the top end variant will cost RMB 105,800.