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Subsequent-gen Hyundai Verna: new spy photographs reveal recent particulars | Autocar India

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All-new Verna to sport design cues from newer Hyundai fashions, and will include mild-hybrid petrol engines.

Hyundai is readying the next-gen Verna, which can probably see a world debut later this yr. The automobile might be launched in India someday in 2023, though Hyundai is but to make an official announcement.

New Hyundai Verna: anticipated design cues

Whereas the brand new spy pictures nonetheless present a closely camouflaged automobile, we will guess sure particulars of the brand new Verna’s design. Hyundai will redesign the sedan with its newest ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, which has been seen on the new Elantra and Sonata offered internationally, in addition to on fashions just like the upcoming Tucson and facelifted Creta SUVs.

Whereas the take a look at mule appears to be like unmistakably like a Verna, a more in-depth look reveals that the brand new automobile could have fairly just a few design cues from the latest-gen Elantra that’s but go on sale in India. The brand new Verna will characteristic a large grille design that extends out and merges with the headlights, which might be double-layer items, one thing very distinctive for this section. From the aspect, the brand new Verna appears to have a fastback fashion design.

On the again, it seems to have angular tail-lights that might be linked by a reflective strip, very like the present China-spec Verna. Additionally it is prone to be barely larger than the outgoing mannequin.

New Hyundai Verna: anticipated engine choices

Not a lot is understood about what is going to energy the brand new Verna. Nevertheless, it’s possible that the sedan will proceed with the present 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. Each items might use mild-hybrid know-how with automated start-stop, brake regeneration, not solely to enhance gas effectivity but additionally to fulfill the upcoming and extra stringent CAFE norms. It might even get a powerful hybrid choice just like the upcoming Honda Metropolis Hybrid.

Gearbox choices are anticipated to be the identical, with each engines getting the selection of a handbook or an automated. Smaller, turbocharged petrol engines could be a part of the line-up later. Moreover, Hyundai could introduce the N-Line model with extra energy and reworked suspension.

New Hyundai Verna: India launch timeline

The all-new Hyundai Verna will make its world debut in direction of the top of this yr, so we would see the launch of the brand new sedan in 2023. Nevertheless, Hyundai is but to make an official announcement. The brand new Verna will compete with different midsize sedans just like the Skoda Slavia, Honda Metropolis, Maruti Ciaz and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus. Costs of the current-gen Verna begin from Rs 9.19 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Final yr, the corporate stated it’ll make investments Rs 4,000 crore to launch six Electrical Automobiles (EVs) in India by 2028. This yr, the corporate is ready to launch 4 new SUVs, together with the all-new Tucson premium SUV.

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