Hyundai has begun testing the new-generation Verna sedan in the country. The model’s first prototype was recently caught on camera in South India featuring heavy black camouflage. The all-new Verna will make its global debut towards the end of this year and its India launch is likely to happen sometime next year. The South Korean automaker might showcase the vehicle at the 2023 Auto Expo.
In the mid-size sedan segment, the new 2023 Hyundai Verna will have some new rivals such as the Skoda Slavia and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus. The latter is slated to launch on 9th May 2022. It will also continue to take on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City. Here’re key details we know so far about the new-gen Hyundai Verna.
As mentioned above, the test mule was heavily camouflage covering most of its design details. Though, we know that the sedan’s new model will feature Hyundai’s latest ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language. Some of its design bits will be inspired by the Elantra. The new 2023 Hyundai Verna will have a split headlamp setup with integrated LED DRLs and merging grille. It will also feature a fastback-like tapering roof and angular taillamps (similar to the new Elantra). Compared to the current generation, the new one will be slightly bigger. Read – Hyundai Stargazer MPV Coming Soon
A few significant changes will be made inside the cabin as well. The new-gen Hyundai Verna is likely to come with a bigger touchscreen infotainment system, a fully digital instrument cluster and a larger panoramic sunroof. The dashboard design could be all-new, while the entire interior layout will remain unchanged.
Reports suggest that the new 2023 Hyundai Verna will come with the 1.5L petrol and 1.5L turbo diesel engines boosted with mild hybrid technology. With an aim to comply with the CAFÉ standards, the company will equip it with the brake energy regeneration and automatic start/stop technology. Both manual and automatic gearboxes will be on offer.
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