Hyundai Motor unveils all new 'Fluidic Verna'

The new Verna bears Hyundai’s new design philosophy of ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ which boasts of futuristic looks, luxurious interiors, cutting-edge technology and premium appeal.

Speaking at the launch event HMIL MD & CEO H W Park said, “The Verna has been a trendsetter since it was first launched in 2006. We are confident that the all-new Fluidic Verna will create a new benchmark and raise the bar for the upper mid size cars in India. The launch today further reinstates our commitment to provide the best-in-class design, quality and technology to our customers here.”

The car boasts of features which are specially developed for India. One of the unique features of the Fluidic Verna is the cluster ionizer which improves the quality of air inside the cabin by producing ion-plasma that traps bacteria and other impurities and comes into operation automatically as the AC is switched on.

The fluidic design concept extends to the interiors too with a Y shaped crash pad and comfortable and spacious interior seating. The longer wheelbase (2570mm) generates ample leg space and the wide seats offer comfortable seating. The interiors feature an array of luxurious elements and textures including leather upholstery to give the car an elegant look and feel, the company said.

Engine and transmission


The new Verna is available with four engine options - 1.4 litre VTVT delivering 107PS@6300rpm of maximum power and 13.8Kgm@5000rpm of peak torque, the petrol 1.6 litre VTVT engine with 123PS@6300rpm maximum power and 15.8@4200rpm peak torque, the Common Rail diesel 1.4 litre CRDi with 90PS@4000rpm max power and 22.43kgm@1750 – 2750rpm of peak torque and the diesel 1.6 litre VGT CRDi, with range topping 128@4000rpm max power and 26.5kgm@1900-2750rpm of peak torque.

Both the 1.6 litre petrol and the diesel engines are mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission while the manual transmission option is available with all the four engine options. The super-efficient 1.4 litre petrol engine gives a mileage of 17.43kmpl (ARAI figures) while the 1.4 litre diesel version clocks 23.5kmpl making the new Fluidic Verna the most fuel-efficient car in the segment, the company said.

The new Verna is equipped with 6 airbags for occupant protection as a passive safety feature while the EBD (Electronic Brake force distribution and ABS (anti lock braking system) provide the much needed active safety systems to help the driver control the car better.

It aso has rear parking camera (with display on the inside rearview mirror) in the mid-size sedan segment along with reverse parking sensors which helps in ensuring safe and easy parking of the car.

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