The Indian C-Segment of midsize sedans has been highly popular and very competitive. Many great premium sedan models fight in the C-segment of India offering superior choices to the midsized sedan buyers of the country. Lately, the competition in this particular segment is becoming more intensified, as several car majors are updating their products in this segment. In the past few months, the Indian C-segment witnessed the launch of the new updated Volkswagen Vento and the refreshed Skoda Rapid.
The Verna has been one of the most popular sedan models in the Indian C-segment ever since its launch owing to its alluring styling and great features list. However, later it lost its crown of segment leadership back to the iconic Honda City and then to the Maruti Ciaz. Now, while most of the rival models are coming in their updated or facelift versions, the Hyundai Verna sedan will be launching in its all new avatar. The new generation Hyundai Verna is expected to launch soon in India that is expected to happen in the latter half of this year.
The all new Hyundai Verna had its global debut in China in 2016 and was recently introduced in Russia. The new generation Verna comes with mild cosmetic updates which include newly designed front and rear bumpers, new stylish alloy wheels and a revised boot lid. However, the interior design of the new Verna is almost identical to the outgoing model with the same interior layout, excepting a few additional switches and controls on the centre console.
The India-bound all new Hyundai Verna’s exterior as well as interior is likely to be very similar to the Russian-spec model. Nevertheless, the new-gen Verna will be coming with new dual-tone beige upholstery in order to increase its appeal for the customers.
The India-spec new Verna car is not expected to be behind in terms of equipment list either, and is likely to comes with options of touchscreen displays similar to the ones offered on the Hyundai Creta SUV; namely a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the mid-level trims and a 7.0 inch system along with navigation on the top-end models. The car will also offer steering wheel mounted controls, climate control system and pushbutton engine start/stop system, while top trims would also offer sunroof and larger alloy wheels.
The global models of the new-gen Hyundai Verna come only with petrol engines, while for the Indian market, the sedan is likely to carry forward the current engine range of a 1.4L and 1.6L petrol and diesel units along with the addition of a mild hybrid technology.