Hyundai has launched the all-new 2023 Verna sedan in the Indian market, with introductory prices starting at Rs 10.9 lakh (ex-showroom). This latest offering from the South Korean carmaker will go up against some of the most popular sedans in India, including the Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
One of the most striking features of the new Verna is its updated design language. With sharper body edges and deep creases, the sedan has a futuristic look that is sure to turn heads on the road. The front of the car features a new parametric grille and a lightbar that connects both headlamps, while the tail lamps offer a connected lightbar on the top-end variants. The sedan is available in both turbo and non-turbo variants, with the former offering blacked-out alloy wheels and red brake calipers.
The cabin of the new Verna has also been updated, with the turbocharged variants featuring an all-black color scheme with red highlights on the AC vents, while the naturally-aspirated variants come with a dual-tone black and beige dashboard for seats. The car also comes with a two-spoke steering wheel, which is a first in the segment and adds to the sporty feel of the vehicle. The dashboard of the top-end variant comes with features like electronic parking brake with auto-hold for the DCT automatic variants, while the manual transmission variants will offer the regular manual handbrake. The top-end variant also comes with 10.25-inch dual screens that work as an infotainment system and an instrument cluster.
The all-new Verna is also packed with features, including multiple driving modes, parking assist features, and ventilated front seats. Hyundai is also offering ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) features with the new Verna, making it the third vehicle from the brand to get autonomous features after the Tucson and Ioniq5. The ADAS includes features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane exit warning, autonomous emergency braking, and many more such features.
Under the hood, the new Verna will drop the diesel engine option and come with two petrol engine options. The naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine produces a maximum power of 115 PS and is available with both manual and automatic transmissions. The more powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine generates a maximum power of 160 PS and gets both 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic DCT. The turbo petrol variant can go from 0-100 Kph in just 8.1 seconds, making it the quickest car in its segment.
With its updated design, feature-packed interior, and powerful engines, the all-new 2023 Verna sedan will splash the Indian market. Hyundai has already started accepting bookings for the new Verna, with about 8,000 pre-bookings received so far.