Leaving behind all the anticipations from the upcoming Chengdu Motor Show, the South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai has revealed the next generation Verna in China. The carmaker has also displayed the new sedan as a concept version at the earlier concluded 2016 Beijing Motor Show. With information available, the sale of this car will commence in China later this year by replacing the ongoing version, however, the India-spec model will make its way sometime in mid next year.
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Following the details, the latest-gen Verna sedan is based on the Hyundai’s 2.0 Fluidic Sculpture architecture philosophy, which is also used to perform its duty in the Elantra, but sadly ditched by its 2016 version launched recently in the Indian car segment. In terms of design, it is more or less identical to the Beijing concept, albeit, the cluster comes attached with projector lights and DRLs.
The carmaker has also improved some parameters in terms of the dimensions, which measures 5 mm longer in length, 15 mm lesser in height and 28 mm broader in width as compared to the earlier one. Now the car stands at 4380 mm, 1460 mm and 1728 mm respectively. Besides, it has also come up with around a 30 mm longer wheelbase and measures 2600 mm.
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Talking about the cosmetic features, it has got swept back projector headlamps along with LED daytime running lights, large hexagonal grille, revamped front bumper, etc at the front, while the rear end flaunts boot-lid spoiler, LED tail lights, and also a reshaped rear bumper. Most of the changes will be seen inside the cabin that is inspired from the latest 2016 Elantra including a large touchscreen display that might also get featured with other supportive applications.
The powertrain will include four engine options consists of both petrol and diesel trims. The specification of the petrol engine comprise a 1.4-litre motor generating 106 bhp of power with 135 Nm of torque and a 1.6-litre VTVT unit, which makes out 121 Bhp of power and 155 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the oil burner will be powered by a 1.4-litre CRDi mill that fires out 89 Bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque and a 1.6-litre CRDi trim good for 126 Bhp of power and 259 Nm of torque. Where the former is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the latter is coupled to a 6-speed manual. Moreover, a 4-speed automatic unit is also offered with both the engine options.
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