Hyundai Verna: compact sedan for India

The Hyundai is already in its sixth generation. This takes design cues from the large Hyundai and Genesis sedans.

Hyundai Verna – very few people will have the “Aha, I know him” lights on. But if you then bring the model name Accent into play, at least the older readers should nod knowingly. The Verna has been around since 1994 and is now in its sixth generation. In Europe it was offered as an Accent until 2010, when it was replaced by the i30.

Only with petrol engines

In India, the compact sedan is now being launched in a new edition. With a length of 4.54 meters, a width of 1.77 meters and a height of 1.48 meters, it will be significantly larger than its predecessor. Nevertheless, the Verna sorts itself just below the Elantra/Avante, which is offered on other markets. With a wheelbase of 2,670 millimeters, the interior offers space for five passengers.

In terms of design, the Verna follows the Elantra/Avante, but mixes in a good dash of Grandeur, Kona and Staria. The typical Hyundai radiator grille is combined with ultra-flat LED headlights and a connecting LED light strip at the front. The rear view is characterized by an LED light strip that also runs across the entire width with vertically held ends. There are also LED lights with a crystal look under the high tear-off edge. A sharply rising line and strikingly flared, angular wheel arches characterize the silhouette of the four-door car.

Displays dominate the cockpit

In the modern cockpit, two displays, each up to 10.25 inches in size, behind a common glass pane dominate. The monitor in front of the driver bundles all relevant displays and data, the touchscreen is the control center for the operating functions and the infotainment system. Additional controls can be found on the two spokes of the leather steering wheel. Leather also covers the seats as standard, which in turn promise an amazing amount of luxury with heating and air conditioning.

The safety features include six airbags and ESP as standard. An electronic parking brake, central locking, a parking assistant and a hill start assistant are also on board. Hyundai bundles other driver assistance systems in the Smart Sense package, which is only available for the top equipment variants.

Two petrol engines on offer

When it comes to engines, customers can choose between a 1.5-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine, also with four cylinders. The sucker is combined with a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT transmission. A six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission are available for the turbo engine. The sucker provides 115 hp and 144 Nm of torque, the turbo engine swings up to 160 hp and 253 Nm.

The new Hyundai Verna is available in India in four equipment levels. The prices start from the equivalent of around 12,200 euros. The top model costs around 19,500 euros. In India, the new Verna meets competitors such as the VW Virtus , the Skoda Slavia or the Honda City.


Hyundai is launching the sixth generation of the compact sedan Verna in India. In this country, the Verna was until 2010 as an accent in the program.


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