As Hyundai ramps up the launch of the 2023 Hyundai Verna, the automaker has confirmed new features for the upcoming sedan. Hyundai has been consistently dropping new teasers over the last few weeks, as the Verna gets closer to the launch date. Set to go on sale on March 21, deliveries for the Verna will be rolled out by the last week of April.
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2023 Hyundai Verna: New features revealed
Inside the cabin, the 2023 Hyundai Verna will get a twin-screen infotainment and digital cluster setup, similar to the one on Ioniq 5. This 10.25-inch is an update over the 8-inch touchscreen on the current Verna. The sedan also gets switchable type infotainment and climate controller, which is a first for the segment. Other additions include heated and ventilated front seats and an 8-speaker sound system by Bose. The current Verna features an Arkamys sound system.
Outside, the 2023 Hyundai Verna gets a wider grille than its predecessor. It stretches across the width of the sedan and has a design pattern which is similar to the one found on Hyundai Tucson. The Verna also gets a split headlamp setup along with a sleek light bar that runs across the edge of the bonnet. The bonnet also features pronounced lines running across its length.
Hyundai has also confirmed a new diamond-cut alloy wheel design for the new Verna. The sedan will rest on a wheelbase of 2,670mm and will be 1,765mm wide. This makes the new Verna 36mm wider than the outgoing model, with a 70mm longer wheelbase. The bootspace capacity on the new Verna is 528 litres. Buyers can also expect an ADAS package on the sedan.
The 2023 Hyundai Verna will come in two engine options – 1.5-litre MPi Petrol and 1.5-litre Turbo GDi Petrol. The latter produces a maximum power output of 160hp and can be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT. This engine is currently found on Creta, Seltos, and Carens.
The 1.5-litre MPi Petrol engine puts out 115hp and can be mated to a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. The new Hyundai Verna will be made available in four trims – EX, S, SX, and SX(O). The MPi engine will feature on entry-level trims while the higher trims will get the turbo petrol engine. Both engines are compliant with the upcoming BS6 Phase II norms.
Bookings for the new Hyundai Verna are currently open at a token amount of Rs 25,000. While there is currently no word on the pricing, expect it to cost Rs 1 lakh more than the outgoing model. Upon launch, the 2023 Hyundai Verna will rival the likes of Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia, Honda City, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.