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Hyundai Verna Review: Hyundai Verna Transform - A new Verna

Hyundai Verna Transform - A new Verna

By Shiva Shankar; 10th July, 2010
Introduction

Hyundai Verna is a well known and one of the most successful sedans of India. Recently Hyundai has launched the updated and upgraded version of the same, titled Verna Transform.

Hyundai Verna

 

Exterior

Changes in the Verna Transform start from the front Bumper. Curves have been induced in the bumper suiting the new design of headlights, which somehow resembles the eye of an eagle. The combination of Head light and Curvy design of bumper does seem to be the main ingredient of the facelift version.

Other than this, LED lights have been introduced in the rear view mirrors giving a feel of owning a luxury car. Finally, new fog lamps have been introduced though these fail to grab attention.

In the rear portion, black inserts have been introduced for the bumper. The chrome plating inserts to exhaust pipe, chrome garnish, and new tail lamps give a significant change with an impression of fresh looks. 

Hyundai Verna

Interior

The Verna Transform carries some changes in the interior also. Blue LED illuminated instrument cluster provides enhanced visibility of the cluster. A somewhat unique element in this vehicle lies in providing arm rest to driver seat. Though it’s simple, it adds to the comfort of driving the vehicle for long distances.

A well designed dash with nicely placed 2 DIN Audio system with remote, AC Knobs, a clock, etc. and brown frames used for center console, power window instrument cluster etc all provide a higher sense of luxury than the earlier variant.

Further, the beige interiors, spacious leg room, comfortable rear seats give a good impression. Only negative point is the brown frames used which makes it seems to hearken back to the past rather than going forward.

With dimensions unchanged, the Transform remains a spacious and comfortable sedan. 

Hyundai Verna

Performance

The Petrol version comes with a 4 cylinder, 1599cc engine delivering power of 103.2 PS, Torque of 146 NM, and 5 Speed manual gearbox. The Diesel version comes with a 4 cylinder, 1493cc engine delivering output of 110 PS and torque of 235NM. It is available in 5 Speed Manual transmission and 4 speed Automatic transmission versions.

Hyundai Verna

Verna is color options include Champagne Gold, Deep Ocean Blue, Blushing Red, Sleek silver, Stone Black, and Crystal White. The Transform is available with Alloy wheel and steel wheel options. The rating of tyres is 175/70 R14 for steel wheel and 185/65R14 for Alloy wheel.  

The most boosting factor for Verna is the power and drive quality. The car has an excellent pick up, tough suspension, and the overall vehicle dynamics favor ride and handling.

In the newer version, there are hardly any changes in engineering, including engine, suspension etc. and the ride quality is equivalent to the earlier one.

 

 

Tech specs
Technical Specifications
 Make Hyundai
 Model Verna
Variant
Engine Petrol Diesel
Engine Capacity (cc) 1599 1493
Power (PS) 103 110
Torque (NM) 146 235
Gears 5/M 5/M
Ground clearence (mm) 170 170
Length (mm) 4300 4300
Width (mm) 1695 1695
Height (mm) 1490 1490
Wheel Base (mm) 2500 2500
Fuel Tank capacity (l) 45 45
Features
Features 1.6 VTVT 1.6 SX VTVT 1.5 CRDI VGT 1.5 SX CRDI VGT 1.5 SX CRDI VGT, AT
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
A/C Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alloy Wheels No Yes No Yes Yes
Woodgrain interiors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather wrapped steering wheel No Yes No Yes Yes
2 DIN MP3 Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sunglass Holder No Yes No Yes Yes
Driver seat armrest No Yes No Yes Yes
Keyless entry No Yes No Yes Yes
Fog Lamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobiliser Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ABS With EBD No Yes No Yes Yes
Average fuel efficiency 14 14 17 17 15
Ex Showroom price Bangalore 6.8 7.57 8.13 8.64 9.29
Onroad Price Bangalore 8.17 9.09 9.73 10.34 11.11
Competition
Specifications
Hyundai
Verna
Fiat
Linea
Chevrolet
Optra
Ford
Fiesta
Variant 1.5 SX CRDI VGT Emotion Pack 2.0 LT 1.4 Sxi
Engine Capacity (cc) 1493 1248 1991 1399
Power (PS) 110 93 121 68
Torque (NM) 235 203 314 160
Gears 5/M 5/M 5/M 5/M
Key Features
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes
A/C Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alloy Wheels Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather wrapped steering wheel Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 DIN MP3 Player Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sunglass Holder Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat armrest Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fog Lamps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobiliser Yes Yes Yes Yes
ABS With EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbag No 2 1 2
Average fuel efficiency 17 17 17 18
Ex Showroom price Bangalore 8.64 8.78 10.34 8.39
Conclusion

Hyundai Verna is already having a strong share in the sedan segment of range of 8 to 10 lac. The updated version with lot of improvements in interiors and (more so) in exteriors boost the confidence of customers going for the same. 

Hyundai Verna