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New Hyundai Elantra India launch on maintain in favour of recent Verna | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

The brand new Hyundai Verna might be considerably bigger and extra spacious than the outgoing mannequin.

The seventh-generation Elantra was internationally revealed in 2020, and whereas its SUV counterpart, the Tucson, has simply been launched in India, there’s no signal of the chief sedan. It’s seemingly that can proceed for some time as our sources within the firm have advised us that Hyundai is prioritising the brand new Verna for our market. The carmaker says that the brand new Verna might be considerably bigger and extra spacious than the outgoing mannequin, and subsequently believes that it might cowl each the midsize and government sedan section.  

  • New-gen Hyundai Verna more likely to be launched subsequent 12 months 
  • Will get a protracted checklist of apparatus together with ADAS tech 

New Verna to tread on each midsize, government segments

The brand new Verna wanted to develop in dimension as it’ll now cater to many extra markets together with the US, the place patrons desire large-sized automobiles. Furthermore, the added area will assist it higher compete with rivals– the Honda MetropolisSkoda Slavia and the Volkswagen Virtus midsize sedans. With its larger dimension, high-levels of apparatus and extra energy, Hyundai feels that the upper variants of the Verna will get rid of the necessity for a seperate government sedan mannequin.

This section in India is sort of useless with only one mannequin – the Skoda Octavia. With the Octavia’s price ticket already crossing the Rs 30 lakh mark and the brand new Tucson crossing the Rs 35 lakh mark, there can be an opportunity that the brand new Elantra can be priced out of rivalry. It’s a danger Hyundai will take solely after seeing how the upper (and dearer) variants of the brand new Verna are accepted.

New Hyundai Verna: what we all know to date

The following-gen Hyundai Verna (codename: BN7) was noticed testing in South India a few months in the past. The heavy camouflage hid the design of the brand new mannequin effectively, however sure styling cues prompt that the brand new Verna’s design is more likely to be closely impressed by the brand new Elantra. It should comply with the newest ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language with a large grille that merges with the headlamps. 

The spy photos additionally prompt a fastback-like styling with a tapered roof, much like the earlier Vernas. On the rear, it’s anticipated that the brand new Verna will function angular tail-lamps, much like the brand new Elantra. By way of tools, the brand new Verna is anticipated to get a protracted checklist of options, together with ADAS know-how. 

For the Indian market, the brand new Verna is anticipated to proceed with the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, and Hyundai might additionally add the extra highly effective 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine from the Creta. Particularly because the Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus each get the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engines. Gearbox choices are more likely to be carried over unchanged and a smaller turbo-petrol engine might be added to the line-up later. 

The brand new sedan is more likely to make its world debut someday this 12 months and an India launch is anticipated in 2023.

New Hyundai Elantra particulars 

The brand new Elantra includes a putting ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme with fascinating components just like the cascading grille and T-shaped LED tail-lights. The brand new-gen sedan is predicated on Hyundai’s K3 platform, which, the carmaker says, is lighter in comparison with the outgoing mannequin. The brand new Elantra can also be 56mm longer, 51mm decrease and 26mm wider, with a 20mm enhance in wheelbase, which has resulted in additional room for passengers.

Internationally, the Elantra will get a 2.0-litre petrol engine paired to a CVT gearbox, and, for the primary time, Hyundai is providing it with a hybrid powertrain – 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine with a 32kW electrical motor producing a mixed 139hp and 264Nm of torque. Final 12 months, Hyundai unveiled the Elantra N powered by a 276hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.

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