Hyundai is getting aggressive. It has recently introduced the all-new Verna. It come with a big price cut but with a strategically reduced capacity engine. The all-new Verna is all set to give tough competition to its rivals like Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid. Here is all you need to know about New Hyundai Verna.
New Hyundai Verna Price
The all-new Hyundai Verna C-segment sedan got a new engine of slightly reduced capacity. This is done strategically to avoid the taxation bar of a luxury vehicle. The current version of Verna comes with an engine of 1.6 litre petrol and diesel versions which fall under the luxury segment attracting higher taxes. Now the all new Hyundai Verna will come with 1.4 litre engine capacity. This makes it possible to shift its position to mid-size car segment attracting reduced taxes under GST. As per the present government norms, all cars with more than 1500cc displacement fall under luxury vehicle segment attracting higher cess. The new Hyundai Verna with 1.4 litre engine will now qualify for lower cess while the Hyundai Verna with 1.6 litre engine.
The company by offering the new engine has been able to cut the cost of the Hyudai Verna from a base of Rs. 7.99 lakh (1.6 litre petrol, ex-showroom Delhi) to Rs, 7.79 lakh (1.4 litre petrol, ex-showroom Delhi). The prices of its rivals like Honda City S are at Rs. 8.71 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) whereas the Maruti Suzuki is at Rs. 7.76 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The reduced price tag for the new sedan, Hyundai Verna is expected to attract more buyers to the Hyundai showroom.
The current Hyundai Verna with 1.6 litre engine will also be available and will not be discontinued.
New Hyundai Verna Engine
The new 1.4 litre engine will be capable of delivering 106 Bhp peak power and 135Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated with 5-speed manual gear box as standard. The 1.6 litre engine in the current Verna was able to deliver little higher power. The 1.6 litre petrol engine delivers 122 Bhp-153 Nm and the 1.6 litre diesel engine pushes 126 Bhp-260 Nm. This difference is insignificant in terms of the output of the car and will not make much effect on the performance. The new Hyundai Verna will be offered with twin airbags and ABS as standard.
Hyundai is also expected to introduce the diesel version of the 1.4 litre Verna in the near future.
New Hyundai Verna Features
The all-new Hyundai Verna features include leather upholstery, climate control, projector headlamps with LED DLRs and sunroof among others. Honda City is the only sedan in the segment which gets sunroof.
Should you buy New Hyundai Verna
If you are a Hyundai fan, you would definitely love to posses the all-new Hyundai Verna with 1.4 litre engine and that too at a reduced price.