New Hyundai Verna is expected to break veils at the Auto Expo
Hyundai India is working relentlessly to maintain its current market position. The facelifted venue and i20 have had significant impacts on the auto market in 2022. Next year, the manufacturer is planning to maintain the momentum by introducing the facelift of their popular C-segment sedan, Verna, which would possibly debut at the auto expo 2023.
The much-loved sedan from Hyundai will undergo drastic changes on the facelift. Reports suggest that the next-gen Verna will be offered with updated engine options and multiple new features that could help it to put up a strong fight against arch-rivals like the Honda City, VW Virtus, and Skoda Slavia.
2023 Hyundai Verna: Expected Design Changes
The exterior would get extensive revisions in its design. A new front fascia is expected. There will be new (automatic) full-LED headlamps, a new set of wheels, revised grille design that resembles the one on the new Tucson, to state a few.
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2023 Hyundai Verna: Interior Changes
Coming to the interior, the sedan will get a more spacious cabin, an updated infotainment system with wireless smartphone connectivity (Android Auto and Apple Carplay), a better sound system, fully digital instrument cluster, 360⁰ camera, connected car tech and more. In addition to these, ADAS will also be on offer. The suite will include features like forward collision mitigation, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic assistance and driver attention monitoring.
2023 Hyundai Verna: Expected Powertrains
The new Verna will possibly feature 3 engines and both auto and manual transmissions: 1.5L petrol, 1.4L turbo petrol, and a 1.5L diesel, similar to those we see in the outgoing Creta, mated to 6-speed manual, 6AT and 7DCT. According to reports, the 2023 Hyundai Verna will also get a mild- hybrid setup with regenerative braking and idle start/stop, for better fuel economy.
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2023 Hyundai Verna: What It Could Mean?
If priced right, the next-generation Verna could bring the winds back into the C sedan space and could win over the Virtus and Slavia which are currently doing fairly well in the segment. If not axed, the diesel powertrain could add to its appeal. As it turns out, if pitched right, the new Verna could also eat slightly into the sales of C-SUVs (including the Koreans) like Kushaq, Taigun, and even smaller ones like the Brezza and Nexon with some of its variants.
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