Hyundai’s mid-size sedan, Verna will soon welcome its new generation avatar around April 2023. The C-segment sedan space in India has recently seen the entry of the VW-Skoda siblings, namely the Virtus and Slavia respectively. The arrival of these more powerful and premium offerings from the German automaker has forced Hyundai to step up its game with its new generation Verna.
This new generation sedan has been in the works for some time now and the automaker is now seen testing it on the country’s roads as various test mules draped in deep camouflage have been spotted on multiple occasions. Despite the camouflage, we’ve managed to make certain elements of the car, such as its integrated taillamp design element, look similar to the facelifted Venue and the new Tucson. But here’s something new, a fresh set of spy shots of the Verna test prototype reveals that it will now sport ADAS!
The latest spy shots give us a clear look at the sedan’s front bumper-mounted radar module that will house the Advanced Driver Assistance System. The system will be calibrated to our road conditions, unlike the Tucson case. This will make the Verna the third Hyundai in the country to come equipped with ADAS tech after the Tucson SUV and the upcoming Ioniq 5 electric crossover. Interestingly, the Creta facelift is also said to be equipped with the same ADAS module as the new Verna.
Although, we don’t expect the Verna to have Level 2 autonomous features like the Tucson, which is much higher in the price range than this sedan. The ADAS tech will enable the all-new Verna with features like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, etc.
Other updates: Interior, exterior, powertrains, etc.
The Verna will carry over existing features such as a 360-degree parking camera, power seats, a digital instrument cluster, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system from the Creta. The Verna will follow the brand’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design philosophy and borrow its design cues from the new Elantra.
As of now, the current gen Verna is powered by a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine from the location, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Due to the upcoming RDE (Real Driving Emission) norms, the Korean automaker will either discontinue the 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Verna lineup or upgrade it to meet the same norms as its other products. will do Honda may also carry over the 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor from the Creta in the new Verna to take on its rivals – the Vertus and Slavia with their 150hp, 1.5-litre TSI engine.
Hyundai is also expected to offer multiple transmission options with its Verna, such as a 6-speed manual, iVT, 7-speed DCT, and an optional iMT transmission as well.