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Hyundai launches new Verna in 4 variants.

Posted on: February 10, 2009

Hyundai Motor India on Monday announced the launch of the new Verna with luxurious interiors and improved exterior features to further enhance its appeal to customers. With prices (ex-showroom) ranging from Rs 637,700 to Rs 865,350, the new Verna has been introduced in four variants and six new colours.

Commenting on the launch, H S Lheem, managing director, HMIL, said, “Hyundai Verna is a proven success in India and the new variant which also comes with an automatic transmission
– a first for this segment — will further enhance customer delight and satisfaction. With the launch of the new Verna, we have once again raised the competitive bar for style, performance, safety and driving dynamics in India’s mid-size car segment.”

The new Verna range includes two petrol variants – 1.6 VTVT & 1.6 SX VTVT – and two diesel variants – 1.5 CRDi VGT & 1.5 SX CRDi VGT. In addition, Hyundai has also introduced automatic transmission in VGT SX variant, making it the first diesel A/T in its segment. Developed for a demanding segment of Indian consumers, the automatic version provides economy of diesel and the convenience of an automatic transmission
in the same package.

According to the company, the 1.6 litre petrol variant develops an impressive 103.2PS@5500 rpm as maximum power and 14.9 kgm@3000 rpm of maximum torque. The 1.5 litre diesel variant develops a whopping power output of 110 ps@4000 rpm and an impressive torque of 24 kgm@1900 – 2750 rpm. The top end diesel variant will be available with both a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission.

While the engine and the mechanicals remain the same, the new Verna brings in a host of new features. It offers, for instance, aerodynamic styling on the exteriors with a stylish new radiator grille, electrically adjustable ORVM, new chrome insert in waistline moulding, rear chrome garnish and a new full wheel cover for enhanced visual appeal.

The interiors of the new Verna boast several significant design revisions with premium, sophisticated new fabrics and detailed improvements in quality and finish. The audio console has been upgraded too and boasts of a high fidelity 2 DIN Music System with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters. It also incorporates safety features like ABS.

To add to these features, the new Verna comes in six new colours to choose from: Blushing Red, Stone Black, Crystal White, Champagne Gold, Sleek Silver & Deep Ocean Blue.

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