Hyundai Verna is all set to be back with a bang! With the concept version of the next generation model revealed earlier this year, the car is set to make a re-entry sometime next year. However, folks at AutoHome, a Chinese automotive news website, has published uncamouflaged images of its production version!
Following the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the car has a very close resemblance of the concept model. The head lamp cluster, bumpers, and wheels have been scaled down. The grille too has been marginalised to make it a bit more toned down. This seems to be the entry level variant sporting halogen lights. Hopefully the higher trim levels will get a projector and daytime running LEDs.
If we talk about powertrain, the new Verna is expected to carry the same engines as that of the present versions. However, a bit of tuning can be expected to spruce things up a bit. In the present state the petrol is available in a 1.4 litre with 107 PS of power and a manual transmission and a 1.6 litre mill with 123 PS and an option of a 4 speed auto and a manual gearbox. Diesel options include a 90 PS 1.4 litre with a manual and a 1.6 litre mill churning out 128 PS. The second mill also gets an option of a manual and a 4 speed auto unit.
Also expected are fog lamps and a sunroof for the higher variants! The report adds that the new Verna measures 4,380 mm in length, 1,728 mm in width and 1,460 mm in terms of overall height. The wheelbase too has been extended by 30 mm to make it equivalent to one in its key rival, the Honda City. Standing at 2,600 mm, the new Verna will possibly have better interior space management with more legroom.
Expect the new Hyundai Verna to hit the streets next year.