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The stunning NEW Hyundai Verna

Last updated on: May 18, 2011 10:56 IST

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Hyundai Motor India Ltd, which launched the luxury mid-size Fluidic Verna sedan recently said the company had received 5,000 bookings for the car within five days of launch.

H W Park, managing director and chief executive officer, said, "The Verna has many first-in-segment features and our customers have received the new version with unparalleled enthusiasm."

HMIL is looking at selling 45,000 units of the car within a year.


Image: Fluidic Verna.

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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.


Image: Interior view of Fluidic Verna.

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The 16-inch alloy wheels give the new Verna a bold new stance.

Bold rear bumper (with reflectors) add on to the sporty look of the car.


Image: 16-inch alloy wheel.

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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.

Image: Engine start/stop button.

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The new Verna, available in petrol and diesel variants, is tagged between Rs 699,000 and Rs 10.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The base line petrol version is considerably cheaper than the Honda City, which is priced upwards of Rs 815,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The Volkswagen Vento, in the meantime, is tagged between Rs 699,000 and Rs 923,000.


Image: Fluidic Verna.

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In the new Fluidic Verna customers will enjoy unmatched audio experience.

Image: 2-din audio system.

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The car is loaded with fabulous infotainment system which supports Bluetooth connectivity and comes with features like Radio/CD/MP3/USB/Aux-in/i-Pod connectivity for unlimited music access.

Image: USB, iPod etc.

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To make driving pleasurable in summers it has a Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) system with a cooled glove-box.

Image: Cooled glove-box.

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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.

Image: Cluster ionizer.

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The rear end of the car is fitted with dual chrome tipped exhaust which adds on to the sporty feel.

Image: Dual exhaust.

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On the front, the Fluidic Verna displays the next generation hexagonal grille, eagle eye headlamps with wide air dam and distinctive 'L' shaped fog lamps that enhances the overall look of the car.

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The car's futuristic design sports a coupe like side profile which is further refined by elegant and continuous character lines.

Image: Eagle-eyes head lamps.

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Fluidic Sculpture design is further accentuated by premium features like chrome plated 2-tone rear garnish and stylish new tail lamp cluster.

Image: Rear view of Verna.

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The fluidic design concept extends to the interiors too with a Y shaped crash pad and comfortable and spacious interior seating.

Image: Y shaped crash pad.

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Other thoughtful convenience features for the driver include driver's side front and rear power windows with auto down and time lag function, electrically adjustable and foldable mirrors, tilt steering, electro chromic inside rear view mirror and steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity that minimises driver's effort.

Image: Bluetooth handfree plus steering mounted audio sysem.

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The centre front armrest comes with segment first sliding function, whereas both front and rear armrests have storage space for enhanced convenience.

Image: Rear seat armrest with hand audio remote.

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The car boasts of features which are specially developed for India.

The interiors have luxurious elements and textures including two-tone beige and black high gloss interiors with wood finish.


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The new Fluidic Verna pioneers a host of premium and futuristic design elements based on the Fluidic Sculpture Design Philosophy.

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HMIL has introduced six diesel variants of the Verna, priced between Rs 809,000 and Rs 10.75 lakh.

The pricing points are slightly higher than those for the Volkswagen Vento (diesel), tagged at Rs 799,000 and Rs 923,000.

The company expects 65-70 per cent of the sales to filter in from the diesel variant. Honda City has only a petrol version.


Image: Fully automatic airconditioner.

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The longer wheelbase (2570mm) generates ample leg space and the wide seats offer comfortable seating.

Image: Height adjustable headrests.

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The new Fluidic Verna will be 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,
  • Te 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.

Image: Diesel engine.

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Hyundai has always led the way when it comes to ensuring safety and security in its vehicles.

The new Fluidic Verna is packed with an array of necessary safety features and effective safety technologies to enable occupant's safety.

It has been awarded a Five Star Safety Rating by  C-NCAP (China- New Car Assessment Program) making it one of the safest mid-size sedan.


Image: The luggage compartment.

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The new Verna is equipped with first in class 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.

Image: 6 airbags for occupant protection.

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Hyundai is also the first to come up with 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.

Image: Rear proximity warning system with camera.

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The philosophy of 'Fluidic Sculpture' also guarantees safety and stability of the car. In order to ensure over-all strength and safety, the body of new Fluidic Verna is built with high strength steel.

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One of the essential safety features brought in by Hyundai in this segment is the automatic unlocking of the door on collision which facilitates quick exit of the occupants.

Speed sensing auto door lock prevents accidental opening of the door while moving which adds to unparallel safety while driving.

The car is also equipped with a clutch lock system which adds to the safety of the car when parked.


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The interiors feature an array of luxurious elements and textures including leather upholstery to give the car an elegant look and feel.

Image: Height adjustale seatbelts.

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The upper end of the mid-size segment has been seeing increased competition in recent months.

While Maruti Suzuki introduced a diesel variant of the SX4 in February, US-based car maker Ford is planning to launch the global Fiesta in July.


Image: Fuildic Verna's rear parking assist system.

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The new Verna will be available in a range of 6 exciting new colours with 8 trim options.

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The super-efficient 1.4 litre petrol engine gives a mileage of 17.43 kmpl (ARAI figures) while the 1.4 litre diesel version clocks 23.5 kmpl making the new Fluidic Verna the most fuel-efficient car in the segment.

Image: Fluidic Verna.

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