Hyundai Verna (2014)
QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
|Engine Displacement||1396 cc|
|Maximum Power||88.8 Bhp @ 4000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||219.96 Nm @ 2750 rpm|
|Engine Description||1.4L, DOHC CRDi|
|No. of Cylinders||4|
|Alternator Management System (AMS)|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Overall Length||4370 mm|
|Overall Width||1700 mm|
|Overall Height||1475 mm|
|Turning Radius||5.20 metres|
|Front Track||1495 mm|
|Rear Track||1502 mm|
|Seating Capacity||5 (2 + 3)|
|Number of Seating Rows||2 Rows|
|Number of Doors||4 Doors|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||43 litres|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Suspension||McPherson strut with Coil Spring & Stabilizer Bar|
|Rear Suspension||Couple Torsion Beam Axle|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Alloy Wheels||R16 Diamond cut Alloy Wheels with 2 tone finish|
|Tyre Size||195/ 55 R16|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Steering Mounted Controls||Yes (Audio Controls)|
|Cabin Filter||Yes (Cluster Ionizer)|
|Rear AC Vents|
|Remote Fuel Filler|
|Vanity mirror||Yes (Driver & Passenger Side)|
|Air Conditioner||Yes (Automatic)|
|Keyless Entry||Yes (integrated on folding key with trunk open function)|
|Power Steering||Yes (Electric Power Steering with Tilt Function)|
|Rear Defogger||Yes (With Timer)|
|Engine Start/Stop Button|
|Rear Washer & Wiper|
|Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror||Yes (Electro-Chromic)|
|Rain Sensing Wipers|
|Power Windows||Yes (with Driver Side Auto Down, Time Lag)|
|Remote Boot Release|
|MID (Multi Information Display)|
|Chrome Front Grille|
|Body Coloured Outside Mirrors||Yes (Electrically Foldable)|
|Body Coloured Bumpers|
|Door Black out Tapes|
|Chrome Exhaust Pipe|
|Outside Rear-view Mirrors||Yes (Electrically Adjustable)|
|Rear Garnish||Yes (Two Tone)|
|Chrome Door Handles|
|Glove Box Cooling|
|Dual Tone Interiors||Yes (High Gloss Black & Woodgrain Interiors)|
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
|Clutch Lock System|
|Automatic Emergency Unlock|
|Rear View Camera||Yes (with Display on ECM)|
|Parking Sensors||Yes (Rear Side)|
|Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts|
BRAKING & TRACTION
|Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)|
LOCKS & SECURITY
|Speed Sensitive Door Autolock|
|Gear Shift Indicator|
|Front Fog Lights|
|Darkness Sensing Headlamps|
|Interior Room Lamp||Yes (Front Map Lamp)|
|ORVM Turn Indicators||Yes (LED)|
|Number of Speakers||4|
|Bluetooth Compatibility||Yes (with steering mounted call controls)|
|Music System Hand Remote|
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
|Front Centre Armrest||Yes (Sliding with Box)|
|Front Seat Back Pockets|
|Rear Headrest (Adjustable)|
|Folding Rear Seats|
|Rear Centre Armrest||Yes (with Box)|
|Driver Seat Adjustment||Yes (Manual)|
Hyundai Verna (2014) Review
Expert Review by Maxabout
The New Hyundai Verna is a perfect definition of style, luxury and power. Known for following a fluidic sculpture, the car redefines the harmonious blend of beautiful interior and sporty exterior. With the Verna, you seem to be riding on a natural rhythm of life that blends well with its adorable style and luxury and sporty look. The new Verna will definitely attract your attention by just its mere presence. Hyundai, the car manufacturer of the Verna is a South Korean company that firstly introduced the Verna in 2006. The company created the Hyundai Verna to compete with other vehicles of the C+ segment like the Fiat Linea, the Maruti Suzuki Sx4 and the Volkswagen Vento. By just looking at its new looks and almost complete modern features, it is quite certain that the Hyundai Verna will not only compete but may also outrun other cars in its segment.
Hyundai India has updated the Verna sedan, which now comes with host of comfort and styling features. The new models will now feature all-new headlamp units with integrated day-time running LEDs plus new set of alloy wheels. As far as interior is concerned, it comes with back-lit power window buttons plus steering mounted audio controls. The 5th change is that the sedan will now come with steel rim for the spare wheel instead of alloy wheel.
The new Hyundai Verna offers a sporty exterior with better-quality and two toned headlamps, L-shaped fog lamps, front hexagonal grille and a sleek and fashionable bonnet. The all new design is inspired by the Hyundai RB. Adding eye-catching looks of the Verna exteriors are the stylish and electrically adjustable side mirror with turn lights, 16 inch alloy wheels and fog lights, chrome finish dual exhaust pipes, chrome plated door handles with big tail lamps and bulky stop lights. Moreover, the Hyundai Verna features horizontally-mounted turn indicators and reverse lights for added sporty looks to the sedan.
The South Korean car manufacturer has always been praised with its exquisite and elegant interiors. This new Hyundai Verna is not an exception when it comes to exceptional interior designing. Its interior has been created to provide comfort, luxury and it has safety measures such as the fashionable central “V-shaped” console with an integrated audio system, 6 SRS airbags, ABS and EBD (top model) for the front seat driver and passenger, front and rear seat belts and adjustable steering wheel. The sedan also includes ample leg room both in the front and the rear with spacious headrest. When applying reverse gear, the rear camera displays the view in the centre rear view mirror. You can also see faux wood finish in the entire cabin. The overall plastic materials used in the interior are of good quality. The top end variants of the Verna features a standard push button start with key-less entry. There are also standard auto folding mirrors on this variant with an auto-light centre rear view mirror. This variant also has 6 air bags and is said to be the first vehicle to have this safety feature in its segment. Like its former versions, the Hyundai Verna is a 5-seater sedan except that its ergonomic design makes it more comfortable for both driver and passengers. The new Verna encompasses a more comfortable driving seat with low height rear passenger seats for added comfort and enjoyment of the journey.
Comfort and Convenience
When it comes to comfort and convenience, the Hyundai Verna comes with perforated leather upholstery in high-end variants. The adjustable height of the driver’s seat is also an added convenience to support the thigh and back of the driver. Not only that, it provides good back support with sufficient thigh rest and ample space for the passengers. When we are speaking to the rear seats, the Verna is famous for being known as a good comfort provider for all its passengers. Since the vehicle is a 5 seater, it can easily accommodate 3 occupants with its rear seats that have 3 headrests that have the ability to be adjusted. Unlike with its previous versions, the armrest in the middle is added providing extra comfort for the occupants. It also includes power steering, power window and automatic climate control systems for additional comfort while heading out on a long journey.
Dashboard and Storage
The new Hyundai Verna is surprisingly awesome with its dual toned dashboard. Similar to the i20, the steering wheel of the Verna allows the driver to adjust the height of the steering. The car also includes audio and Bluetooth control buttons on the steering wheel to provide easy access to the driver. Its “V” shaped central console is integrated with a single zone climate control, an MP3/FM player and a built-in unique air purifier. It also holds additional exciting features like a cooling glove box for storing chocolate or bottled water or whatever else can fit. Aside from the presence of this exciting feature in the glove box the Verna offers cubby holes to store cans, shades, glasses and other items.
The Hyundai Verna’s “V” shaped central console includes an MP3/FM player for added entertainment while driving. The audio system is 2DIN dash integrated one with USB and auxiliary ports so one can connect their iPods and other audio devices as well, it also features speed sensing auto volume function. For added perfect audio quality, the music system comes with 4 speakers plus 2 tweeters and steering mounted audio controls also. The dash integrated music system also holds superb accessories baggage. With audio and Bluetooth controls, the Verna provides you with enough ways to entertain yourself and feel good while driving.
Engine and Gearbox
As far as engine is concerned new Verna gets four new engines - 2 petrol and 2 diesel. The 1.4 litre petrol generates maximum power of 106 Bhp with max torque of 135 Nm. The 1.6 litre petrol generates max power of 122 Bhp with maximum torque of 156 Nm. The 1.4 litre diesel develops max power of 90 Bhp with maximum torque of 224 Nm. The 1.6 litre diesel develops maximum power of 126 Bhp with max torque of 265 Nm. The 1.6 L petrol engine has 2 two transmission modes: the automatic transmission and the manual transmission mode
Acceleration and Performance
As mentioned earlier, the Verna is available both in petrol and diesel versions. With regards to the petrol engine variants, they are equipped with a five speed manual gearbox wherein no vibrations can be felt even at high speeds of 140 kmph. When it comes to its top variants, the Verna is capable of delivering a speed of 0 - 60kmph in impressive 4.87 seconds for 1.6 L petrol engine and in 4.71 seconds for the 1.6 L diesel engine. This is definitely a great deal for people who are passionate with fast driving and a sporty look. Needless to say, Hyundai has put a favorable amount of power to Verna that makes it capable of delivering an ideal maximum mileage. The car is also equipped with an ECO mode indicator which helps in providing maximum fuel mileage if your RPM and speed is lower than the ideal figures.
The Hyundai Verna provides some relief to the customer’s budget with its mileage of 15 -17 kmpl and the fuel tank capacity of about 43 Litres. However, the mileage, average and fuel economy differs as per the configuration of each variant.
In terms of safety, the New Hyundai Verna is certainly loaded with modern and advanced safety features as compared with its previous versions. This new Hyundai version includes 6 total air bags: 2 curtain airbags that is almost the same length as the cabin, 2 side airbags and 2 for the driver and front passenger. The head and chest airbags and front and rear passenger air bags are the new generation of safety features, which are not found in a car of this segment. The vehicle also includes fog lamps and disk brakes or drum brakes depending on the variant. There are also front and rear seat belts that are made up of high quality materials for keeping the safety of the front and rear passengers in case of any collision. Aside from the mentioned safety features, there are also added safety features that are the first in this segment such as: a door unlocking feature whenever there is an impact, door locking when the car reaches certain speeds, clutch locking system and camera for reversing. The above safety features mentioned indeed makes it clear to say that Hyundai Verna is one of the safest vehicles in its segment.
Suspension and Brakes
The Hyundai Verna features a MacPherson Strut front and Torsion Beam Axle rear suspension. The brake system attached to every model will depend on the variant. For the 1.4L petrol or diesel models, they incorporate front disks and rear drum brakes. On the other hand, the 1.6 L petrol or diesel models are fitted with disc brakes both in the front and the rear wheels as well. As an added safety measure for the passengers, all the top variants of the Hyundai Verna include ABS (Anti-lock braking system) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) systems.Whatever the variant it is, Hyundai integrates braking systems that will always ensure the complete safety of the occupants as well as the driver.
Ride and Handling
In terms of handling, the Hyundai Verna provides an easy to park and steering indicator feature with lightweight steering wheel and tyres with good hold. To add safety measures for the occupants, the vehicle comes with handling features such as reverse parking sensors for easy parking, key-less entry to avoid unauthorized access, reverse camera to avoid unwanted scratches, ABS (Anti-lock braking system) and auto folding electric mirrors. The Verna is specifically designed for the Indian market and for Indian roads as well. Therefore, it rides perfectly both in the city and in the rural places. According to road test experts, this Hyundai’s new addition has a turn radius of 5.2 m that allows the easy turns of the car even in crowded places.
Hyundai Verna is available in ten variants: 1.4 petrol, 1.6 petrol, 1.6 petrol SX, 1.6 petrol SX Option, 1.6 petrol SX Option Automatic, 1.4 diesel, 1.6 diesel, 1.6 diesel SX, 1.6 diesel SX Option and 1.6 diesel SX Option Automatic.
Hyundai Verna is available in six attractive shades: Crystal White, Carbon Grey, Stone Beige, Purple Fantasia, Sleek Silver and Phantom Black.
Hyundai definitely wants to get the market sales of the C+ Segment for the Indian market through the creation of the new Hyundai Verna. With its sleek exceptional looks, modern technology, and excellent safety features, this Sedan has a lot of great things that makes it capable of competing with the other vehicles in its segment. According to certain Hyundai reviews, this vehicle is fully loaded with all safety, luxurious and state-of-the-art features.
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