After making its big appearance at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show as a concept, Hyundai’s next generation Verna sedan was recently spotted in its production guise. Expected to make its official debut later this year, the new-gen Verna was seen at what appears to be a showroom warehouse. The car looks production ready and was seen with all the proper badging and without any camouflage, which indicates the car might go on sale sooner than we think.
Next-Gen Hyundai Verna Concept
Obviously the production version comes with a host of changes compared to the concept car, but most of them are limited to the exteriors features. The overall design and silhouette of the car remains unchanged but you do get to see some practical bits like the horizontal slats on the large hexagonal grille instead of the gaudy diamond like pattern seen in the concept car. The sleeker headlamps design of the concept has been replaced by a larger wrap around cluster with black accents and LED lamps. The bumper shape has been toned down a little and now the car get sleeker, horizontal air intakes instead of the large inlets seen in the concept.
Dimensionally the car will be 4,380 mm in length, 1,728 mm in width and 1,460 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. The side profile of the test mule looks largely similar to the concept version right from the smooth character lines to the ORVM design. What’s different here are the wheels which are a bit less sporty compared to the ones we saw in the concept along with some other small bits. The rear profile comes with sleek wraparound tail lamps, large boot lid, and well-sculpted bumper. Other features seen on the higher variant include chrome door handles, a sunroof, ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and new alloy wheels.
In terms of powertrain options the global model will get a 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines that are good for 100bhp and 123bhp respectively. The India-spec version though will continue to use the same petrol and diesel motors that power the outgoing version. Expect the car to go on sale in India in the later half of 2017.