The 2017 Hyundai Verna has made its world debut at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show today. It will go on sale in China first, before entering other markets in 2017.
The 2017 Hyundai Verna measures 4,380 mm long, 1,728 mm wide, 1,460 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. Compared to the outgoing model, its wheelbase has been extended by 30 mm, thus increasing leg room for rear passengers.
It features an all new exterior styling inspired by Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, comprising of a large hexagonal grille, sleek headlamps with projector lighting, LED DRLs, sportier bumpers with angular fog-lamps, LED tail-lamps, redesigned C-pillar and a molded spoiler.
The interior has also been revealed, incorporating design cues from the new Hyundai Elantra. The China-spec model has an all-black interior with silver trim around the center console and HVAC vents, automatic climate control, 8 inch touch-screen AVN system and engine start/stop button.
In China the 2017 Hyundai Verna will offer an option between 1.4- or 1.6-liter petrol engines developing 100 hp and 123 hp respectively. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, while a 6-speed automatic gearbox is available as an option. The Verna will likely be offered with a 1.4- and 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engines options for markets such as India.
Hyundai Verna is one of the most popular entry level sedans in China and is currently priced between 73,900 yuan (PKR 11.42 lac) to 106,900 (PKR 16.52 lac). The price for the new model is yet unknown.
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Hyundai was popular in Pakistan with their Santro hatchback & Shehzore trucks during the previous decade. Though they did launch the expensive Sonata sedan & Coupe layer on but they failed to make an impact in the market. Dewan having announced their possible return in Pakistan, has finalized an agreement with SsangYong Motor of Korea as well in process of negotiations with Kia Motors, which is part of the Hyundai Motor Group.
It is yet to be seen whether Dewan will work on to bring the likes of Hyundai Verna in Pakistan which is an attractive entry level sedan option and can compete well with the handful of existing options.
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