The all-new Hyundai VERNA 2023. Hyundai Verna was first introduced way back in 2006, it has been in the Indian market for more than 17 years and now it gets a new avatar in the market and the most powerful and best-equipped version of the sedan to date with premium features like radar-based ADAS.
Verna comes in the C-segment sedan and directly rivals Honda City, Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The 2023 Verna gets a whole lot of new goodies and technology with it so let us have a look at what it offers.
Hyundai Verna 2023 – EXTERIOR DESIGN:
The all-new 2023 Verna comes with a new exterior design. It gets a new front, side and rear profile. So this time it is a totally fresh update, it is following the new design language. The design might be like it or hate it for some but the cuts and creases are sharply present. It gets a continuous LED strip in the front and the LED headlamps get merged with the newly updated grill.
The indicators are Halogen so we can see a mix-match combination happening. it is a nice touch by Hyundai by giving both headlamps and indicators as LED. It even gets a Functional air curtain at the front to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
The characteristics on the side are very different. There are cuts and creases and new designs for the alloy wheels as well. The new design for the alloys is very different from what we have seen earlier and with Diamond Cut 16-inch Alloys, it looks quite dope on them. It is equipped with front and rear disc brakes in Turbo Only. The roof gets a kind of sloping roofline at the C-pillar which makes it quite attractive from the rear.
The rear again gets a new style of design language. With the continuous LED DRL in the H-shaped design language, joining both the tail lamps, it gets a new design altogether. The continuous light treatment is also seen on other siblings like the Venue or in the updated Grand i10 Nios. It gets real exhaust and a single tip for both petrol and Turbo petrol. The Overall rear styling is different in the Sedan segment and a head turner. There is a crystal element effect happening in the taillamps which are quite different from what we can see on its siblings.
It is offered in 7 single-tone colours and 2 dual-tone option is only on the turbo variant and the interior gets 2 colour options to choose from.
Let’s have a look at what it offers inside.
REAR SEAT EXPERIENCE:
The rear seat has always been a complaint in the Verna due to less knee room but now it has improved a lot and the rear AC vents are still there to pamper the rear seat passengers. The recline angle is also pretty much decent enough and the seating is quite low. A good amount of knee room, leg room and under-thigh support has improved quite a lot from the previous generation. There is a centre hump which makes the third passenger a little uncomfortable in the centre. There are 2 headrests at the rear so we can say that two passenger gets a head at the rear and centre armrest with cup holders as well. It even gets rear manual curtains to pamper the rear passengers.
Now let us jump on the front seats and see what is present over there.
FRONT SEAT EXPERIENCE:
The front dashboard is altogether a new unit. Dual 10.25-inch panoramic screens are present where one is the infotainment and the other is the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster is kind of similar to what we see in the updated Venue. It now gets a new Switchable type of infotainment and Switchable type of climate controller which is a first-in-segment feature. In the turbo variant, it gets metallic pedals and red inserts as well. There are 64 colours for ambient lighting, equipped with a wireless charger, plenty of cupholders and for music enjoyment. It gets 8 speaker BOSE system. A powered adjustable driver seat is being offered which is the first in the segment. It gets front ventilated and heated seats and smart electric sunroof and a smart trunk. The turbo variant even gets Paddle shifters which are first in the segment. It gets a cooled glove box as well.
With a total of 17 Level 2 – ADAS features, the all-new Hyundai VERNA 2023 creates a new precedent for this segment with Hyundai SmartSense.
Hyundai Verna 2023 – Fuel and Efficiency:
The all-new Hyundai Verna 2023 gets the same 1.5L Naturally aspirated petrol engine, producing 115 BHP and 144 Nm torque. This is the same that we see on the CRETA as well and is continued with the RDE norms compliant and E20 ready. It returns an efficiency of about 18-19 Km/L and is offered in an IVT and Manual transmission.
What is new in the Verrna is the 1.5 L turbo petrol engine which is the most powerful in the segment. It produces a massive 160 BHP and 253 Nm torque. Since it is very powerful in the segment, it offers powerful mileage as well. The claimed mileage is about 20-21 Km/L which is surprisingly quite more than that of the naturally aspirated engine. It gets all 4 discs in the turbo version but the normal get the drum brakes.
The 17 ADAS features are
- Foreward collision
- Blind spot collision ( avoidance assist and collision warning )
- Lane keep assist
- Lane departure warning
- High beam assist
- Leading vehicle departure alert.
- Rear cross-traffic collision warning
- Lane follow assist
- Smart cruise control
- Safe exit warming
- Driver attention warning.
The additionals in the turbo are the electronic parking brake, all 4 discs and the common are ESC, VSM, hill start assist, Parking sensor in the front and rear, all seat seatbelt reminders and Highline TPMS, emergency stop signal and 3 point seatbelt for all the passengers.