Ever since the arrival of Skoda Slavia and VW Virtus, the mid-size sedan segment has come alive. The next-gen 2023 Hyundai Verna should now up the hea.
The next-gen 2023 Hyundai Verna might be some time away but the digital automobile renderers are beginning to design it based on the current design language of the brand along with the spy images. Verna has been a crowd favourite in our market for a long time. However, it has always faced stiff competition from Honda City. With the segment now comprising of products like Skoda Slavia and the upcoming VW Virtus, Hyundai will need to go all guns blazing with the 2023 Verna to remain at the top of the segment.
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Next-Gen 2023 Hyundai Verna
This video shows the digital iteration of the Hyundai Accent, which is our Verna sold in the international market. The overall layout is derived from the other Hyundai models that are sold abroad. As a matter of fact, the massive front Parametric Grille is a typical design cue of Hyundai that is seen on many models across the globe. The upcoming 2023 Hyundai Verna will wear the same grille. The LED DRLs positioned on the bonnet are sleek while the LED headlamps are tucked away at the bottom along with a massive C-shaped fog lamp housing finished in black. The bonnet features a sloping design towards the front and creases. The side profile highlights the elegant alloy wheels and black side pillars with a chrome belt running underneath the window line.
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Along with that, the door panels sport characteristic creases and distinct design making the sedan look attractive. The sloping roof and shark fin antenna complete the contemporary silhouette. The tail-end is quite appealing too which sharp split-LED taillamps, boot lid-integrated spoiler and sporty bumper. All in all, the 2023 Hyundai Verna is expected to take a lot of design cues from this rendering as it is based on the actual design philosophy of the Korean car marque.
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While there has been no official announcement from Hyundai, the powertrains options will most likely continue as they are in the existing model. This means that the 2023 Hyundai Verna could come with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 115 PS and 144 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 115 PS and 250 Nm and a powerful 1.0-litre direct-injection turbo petrol making 120 PS and 171 Nm. The naturally aspirated petrol engine comes with either a 6-speed manual or CVT, the 1.5-litre diesel comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic and the 1.0-litre turbo petrol comes with a sole 7-speed DCT transmission. It would be interesting to see if Hyundai decides to electrify it with a hybrid option.