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In spite of being a no-show at this year’s Auto Expo, the next- generation 2023 Hyundai Verna looks all set to make its market debut in the last month of the current fiscal. The all-new version of the traditional Honda City-rival seems to be in the last phase of testing even as it refuses to shed any of that heavy camouflage. Ahead of the launch, the C2-segmenter was recently near Delhi-Faridabad border by one of our friends. The introduction of the new Verna should carry the momentum of action started by the introduction of the Skoda Slavia and VW Virtus.
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Going by the visuals we’ve come across so far, the 2023 Hyundai Verna seems to be a tad larger than the current version. The increased dimensions will play an important role wit helping the new model take on the likes of 5th-gen Honda City and the Skoda Slavia-VW Virtus duo. In terms of aesthetics, it looks like the new sedan will be a mini-me Elantra, especially when viewed from some angles. Safety expect the new model to offer traditional Hyundai styling cues such as an aggressively-styled front-end, bold creases and diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The Sensuous Sportiness theme of the 2023 Hyundai Verna should actually help the sedan become the most flashy option in its class. The front-end will feature a wide grille neatly integrated with a well-sculpted bumper. The sleek LED headlamps would complete the sharp look of the facade. The rear-end will feature LED headlamps connected together by an LED light strip. Inside, the C2-segmenter will look and feel a fair bit like the latest Tucson. It would feature an all-digital speedo cluster along with a widescreen touchscreen infotainment unit. The highlights of the equipment list would include Level-1 ADAS, 360-degree camera, Bluelink, Ventilated Seats. Ambient Lights and electric sunroof. The carmaker is expected to have a high focus on safety and could offer at least 4 airbags as the part of the standard equipment list.
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2023 Hyundai Verna Specifications
2023 Hyundai Verna will offer 1.5-litre petrol and Diesel engine options. In fact, in spite of the ever-tightening emission norms, the sedan will continue to be the only C2-segmenter to offer a Diesel engine option. Meanwhile, the petrol motor will be a segment-leading turbocharged mill producing 160PS and 260Nm. It will come mated to a 7-speed DCT. This is the same engine that will replace the 1.4-Turbo option on the Creta. A less powerful 1.5-litre petrol unit in a naturally-aspirated avatar could be offered as the base engine option in the interest of competitive pricing.