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 in the second half of this year. We have compared the upcoming model with the current one. Read our New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs old model comparison to find out what has changed.
New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Model Comparison – Exterior Design Comparison
The new 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 with Hyundai’s new signature cascading grille design, 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. The version coming to India differs from the one sold in China in terms of design.
The new Verna 2017 model 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 new 2017 model looks more mature and has a more pronounced three box profile.
New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Model Interior Design Comparison
The interior of the new Verna features 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 new 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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New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs old Model – 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 engines 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 is likely to come with a 6-speed automatic instead. The China-spec Verna gets 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|
New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Model – 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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New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Model – 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 new 2017 model Hyundai Verna is bigger than the current car in terms of overall dimensions. An increase in wheelbase will translate to an increase in legroom. It is also wider than the outgoing model, which means new Verna’s rear will be more spacious.
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New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old 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 new 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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