The first round of teasers for Hyundai’s impending next-generation Verna car has been unveiled. The all-new Verna, codenamed BN7i internally, will go on sale in May 2023. The new Verna is now available for booking at a price of Rs 25,000. Along with the teasers and booking information, Hyundai also revealed Verna’s powertrain and variants.
New things in 2023 Hyundai Verna
Though Hyundai has yet to completely introduce the 2023 Verna sedan, teaser photographs suggest that the future edition of the Verna sedan features a split headlight design, full-width LED DRLs, and sharp aesthetics. Other distinguishing design elements include diamond-cut alloy wheels and a broad front grille.
Furthermore, the future 2023 Hyundai Verna will be available in 7 single-tone and 2 dual-tone exterior colour options, including the new Tellurian Brown, Atlas White, and Abyss Black exterior colour options.
Moving on to the sides, the new Verna has more cuts and creases than its predecessor and looks more like a sporty notchback than a traditional sedan. Expect more creases on the doors and fenders, as seen on other Hyundai cars marketed in other countries.
The upcoming 2023 Verna sedan is expected to include a larger touchscreen infotainment system, a fully digital instrument cluster, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, ventilated front seats, connected car tech, smart boot lid, wireless smartphone charger, electric sunroof, and a few other features.
Furthermore, we anticipate that the next 2023 Verna car will be equipped with ADAS. This feature is anticipated to be available only on high-end versions, along with a slew of other active safety technologies such as Auto Emergency Braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and others.
Powertrain of 2023 Hyundai Verna
Along with partially showing the new Verna’s appearance, Hyundai India also revealed the new sedan’s powertrain information – two 1.5-litre petrol engines. The first is a brand-new 1.5-liter direct injection turbo-petrol engine with roughly 160hp. This engine will be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT transmission. This engine will eventually replace the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine in most Hyundai-Kia cars in India, including the Creta, Seltos, and Carens.
The Verna’s entry-level engine will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol with either a 6-speed manual or an IVT CVT automated transmission. This engine is intended to be the same one that currently powers the Creta, Seltos, and Carens.
The next-generation Hyundai Verna will not have a diesel engine option, making the midsize car segment petrol-only because no other competitor offers a diesel engine. Hyundai has also verified that the engines in the new Verna will be RDE and E20 (20% ethanol blend) compliant.
In terms of trim levels, the new Verna will be available in EX, S, SX, and SX(O). The 1.5-litre TGDI engine is expected to be available on higher models, while the 1.5-litre NA unit will be accessible on lower trims.
Pricing and Launch information of new Hyundai Verna 2023 model
With bookings now open, Hyundai is expected to unveil further details on the new Verna in the coming days, with a pricing announcement before May of this year. The new Verna is expected to enter series production in the coming months and will be a much stronger competitor to the VW Virtus, Skoda Slavia, impending facelifted Honda City sedan, and ageing Maruti Suzuki Ciaz than its predecessor. Expect the new Verna to be more expensive than the previous model, owing to the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine.