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What’s new in the 2018 Hyundai Verna?

The brand-new Hyundai Verna 2018 has been awarded the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2018 and is selling in good numbers in India. The premium sedan comes with a lot of new features and has also improved in the ride and handling department. The four-wheeler comes with an attractive look along with a host of quality features. The Hyundai Verna mileage is pretty good considering its engine size.  The Hyundai Verna price is competitive, which has made it one of the bestselling Hyundai cars in India.

Following are some of the major highlights that will help you to have a clear idea about the sedan and whether it’s a suitable buy for you or not.

Design

The brand new Hyundai Verna features a new design language and is based on the ‘K2’ model. It shares some of the styling cues with the Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle comes with the same trapezoidal grille. It looks similar to the Xcent subcompact sedan.

The Hyundai Verna adorns the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy and as a result, a has got a bit more angular lines. It gives the sedan a premium feel.

The Verna features LED daytime running lights, fog lamps, LED tail lamps and projector headlamps. The top-end variant of the vehicle rides on diamond cut alloy wheels of 16-inch.

Interior

The Hyundai Verna gets an optional dual-tone finish inside the cabin and the base gets a dark grey paint job. The vehicle comes with soft touch plastics on the dash. Also, the vehicle contains aluminium on the centre console. The high-end variants come with leather wrapped seats and door pads.

The vehicle also features a touchscreen infotainment system of 7-inch, which now supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Safety

The all-new Verna gets some modifications done in the basic structure. More steel has been provided to make the solidity better. The top-trims of the vehicle come with ABS with EBD, ESC, etc. It features two-airbags at the front as standard, while the top variants of the car get six more airbags with ISOFIX child seat anchorages.

Engine and Handling

The brand-new Hyundai Verna comes with both petrol as well as the diesel variants. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is capable of churning out a maximum of 121 bhp power along with a peak torque of 130 Nm. Its diesel variant derives the power from a 1.6-litre engine, which can make up to 126 bhp of power and 245 Nm of peak torque.

Both the engines have a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the buyer has an option to opt for the 6-speed automatic transmission. To make the tuning fine and also to offer more stability at highways, the vehicle has been given a Motor Driven Power Steering System (MDPS).

Verdict

The brand new Hyundai Verna is an all-rounder sedan and offers a great value for its price. It is giving a tough competition to the likes of the VW Vento, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and the Skoda Rapid. The Hyundai Verna Price starts from around Rs. 8 lakh.

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