The current generation Verna was a game changer for Hyundai helping the Korean manufacturer to the top spot in that particular segment. Although it is still a very competent product, the Verna has lost out to newer competition. Hyundai has officially unveiled the 2017 Hyundai Verna and will bring it to India some time next year. We have compared the upcoming model with the current one. Read our Hyundai Verna old vs new comparison to find out what has changed.
Hyundai Verna Old vs New – Exterior Design Comparison
The 2017 Hyundai Verna builds on the current model while incorporating design touches that are in line with Hyundai’s Fluidic sculpture 2.0. Showcased as a concept a few months back, the production spec model features a new hexagonal chrome grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and a rear end reminiscent of the new Elantra sedan. The bonnet seems flatter now and the sedan looks much wider than the outgoing model.
At the back, the boot gets a much cleaner profile as the number plate moves to the bumper. The new Verna gets split tail lamps that look much sleeker than before. These new tail lights could get the LED treatment as well. Other additions to the exteriors include new alloys wheels, new rear view mirrors. Overall, the 2017 model looks more mature and should appeal to a much wider audience.
Hyundai Verna Old vs New – Interior Design Comparison
The interiors of the new Verna feature simpler and more elegant lines in comparison to the current model. The steering wheel design is similar to the Elite i20’s and the centre console takes inspiration from newer Hyundai models. The 2017 Hyundai Verna gets a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system and black interiors with silver highlights. We Expect additional features such as navigation, reverse parking camera, sunroof etc. to find their way into the cabin of the upcoming Hyundai Verna. The current model is often criticised for its cramped cabin and claustrophobic rear seat. The new 2017 Hyundai Verna should be more spacious than the current car.
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Hyundai Verna Old vs New – Specifications
The current set of 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engines are likely to be carried forward to the new 2017 model Verna. These engine churn out 89 bhp – 220 Nm and 126 bhp – 230 Nm respectively. Manual transmission variants get a 6-speed gearbox while the 1.6 diesel can also be had with a 4-speed automatic. However, the new model should come with a 6-speed automatic instead. According to reports, the China-spec Verna will get 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol units. However, the petrol variants of the upcoming Verna could utilise a new 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit. This particular motor will come with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
|New 2017 Hyundai Verna Petrol Specifications|
|Engine||1.4-Litre Petrol; 1.6-Litre Petrol|
|Max. Power||106 bhp; 121 bhp|
|Peak Torque||135 Nm; 158 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual; 5-Speed Manual/6-speed Automatic|
|Kerb Weight||~ 1050 KGs|
|Fuel Mileage||19 KMPL; 18 KMPL|
|New 2017 Hyundai Verna Diesel Specifications|
|Engine||1.4-Litre Diesel; 1.6-Litre Diesel|
|Max. Power||89 bhp; 126 bhp|
|Peak Torque||220 Nm; 260 Nm|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual; 6-Speed Manual/6-speed Automatic|
|Kerb Weight||~ 1100 KGs|
|Fuel Mileage||25 KMPL; 24 KMPL|
Hyundai Verna Old vs New – Mileage Comparison
|Model||2017 Hyundai Verna||Current Hyundai Verna|
|Petrol Mileage||18-19 KMPL*||17.4 KMPL^|
|Diesel Mileage||24-15 KMPL*||23.9-24.8 KMPL^|
If the current set of engines are carried over to the new Verna, which is highly likely, they could be re-tuned for better fuel efficiency.
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Hyundai Verna Old vs New – Dimensions
|2017 Hyundai Verna||Current Hyundai Verna|
|Length||4380 mm||4375 mm|
|Width||1728 mm||1700 mm|
|Height||1460 mm||1475 mm|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm||2570 mm|
The 2017 model Hyundai Verna will be bigger than the current car in terms of overall dimensions. Increase in wheelbase will translate to increase in legroom. It will also be wider than the outgoing model, which means new Verna’s rear will be more spacious.
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Hyundai Verna Old vs New Comparison Verdict
Obviously, the new 2017 Hyundai Verna looks a lot more promising than the current model. The new model will address the issues of the current Verna while retaining all the desirable traits that make this sedan a compelling buy. The upcoming model could very easily challenge for the top spot once again.
- Design – The new model looks grown up thanks to a more mature design, increased dimensions and cleaner lines. The interiors look better and should witness an improvement in quality.
- Features – The Hyundai Verna has always been a feature rich offering. The new model will get additional equipment such as a touchscreen infotainment system, sunroof, etc.
- Specifications – We expect Hyundai to carry forward the same engines the current model. However, the new 2017 Verna could get an all new 1.4-litre turbo petrol with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
- Price – Prices of the Hyundai Verna could witness a slight increase across the range. However, Pricing will continue to remain competitive.
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