Hyundai Verna (2014)

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 8,33,343 - ₹ 11,73,000
* Delhi. May vary.
Discontinued

USER OPINION

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 1396 cc
Fuel Type Diesel
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
Wheelbase 2570 mm
Turning Radius 5.20 metres
Front Track 1495 mm
Rear Track 1502 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5 (2 + 3)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 43 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
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
Tubeless Tyres
Tyre Size 195/ 55 R16
Full Wheelcaps
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)
EXTERIOR FEATURES
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)
Tinted Glass
Chrome Door Handles
INTERIOR FEATURES
Glove Box Cooling
Dual Tone Interiors Yes (High Gloss Black & Woodgrain Interiors)
Sunglass Holder
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Clutch Lock System
Automatic Emergency Unlock
Airbags 1 (Driver)
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)
Traction Control
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer
Speed Sensitive Door Autolock
Central Locking
INSTRUMENTATION
Gear Shift Indicator
LIGHTING
Projector Headlamps
Front Fog Lights
Darkness Sensing Headlamps
Interior Room Lamp Yes (Front Map Lamp)
ORVM Turn Indicators Yes (LED)
INFOTAINMENT
Music System
Number of Speakers 4
Tweeters
AUX Compatibility
USB Compatibility
iPod Compatibility
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
Leather Seats
Rear Headrest (Adjustable)
Folding Rear Seats
Rear Centre Armrest Yes (with Box)
Fabric Upholstry
Driver Seat Adjustment Yes (Manual)
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Body Type Sedan

Hyundai Verna (2014) Review

17 Feb, 2015 12:36 PM

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.

Exterior

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.

Interior

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.

Music System

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.

Mileage

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.

Safety Features

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.

Variants

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.

Shades

Hyundai Verna is available in six attractive shades: Crystal White, Carbon Grey, Stone Beige, Purple Fantasia, Sleek Silver and Phantom Black.

Verdict

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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