The next-gen Verna model will see a series of updates including updated engines, new features, and ADAS technology. This will help the car to compete against cars such as Honda City, Skoda Slavia, and VW Virtus.
This upcoming Hyundai sedan will feature a design language called Sensuous Sportiness, which is inspired by the global Elantra and Sonata. This includes a wider grille that merges into the headlamps, a fastback-like tapering roof, and angular tail lamps.
The new 2023 Hyundai Verna is expected to be the first sedan in India to offer ADAS technology. It will be a level-2 system offering features like blind-spot collision warning, lane keeps assist, safe exit warning, driver attention warning, etc. It would also pit it against the Honda City e:HEV Hybrid which is the only sedan in this segment to offer ADAS.
ADAS systems use embedded vision to improve safety in cars, trucks, and SUVs by reducing accidents and injury rates. They are often referred to as “active” safety systems because they take action beyond simply providing a warning.
While ADAS are becoming more common, the technology itself remains relatively new and is still being developed. Ultimately, they will help to reduce the number of deaths on the road and improve the driving experience of drivers.
These technologies will rely on multiple inputs to provide information such as when the vehicle is in its blind spot or when it is drifting out of its lane. It will also need to be able to take control of the steering or braking when required.
Hyundai has been spotted testing the next-generation Verna on Indian roads and it seems that the vehicle is getting an all-new look. The test mule has a redesigned front that features a new grille and headlamps. There are also LED strips running across the face of the vehicle.
It looks much more upmarket than the current model, and it has a redesigned taillight that is connected by an LED light bar. The rear is a coupe-like design that adds a sporty touch to the car.
The Hyundai Verna is expected to make its global debut at the 2023 Auto Expo and it will come with an all-new design and a feature-loaded cabin. It will be bigger than the existing model and will offer more space inside the cabin.
As for the exterior, the new Verna will get a redesigned front with a parametric jewel pattern grille that is influenced by Tucson. It is also likely to get a new front bumper and split headlamps.
In addition, the sedan will also get a shark fin antenna, high-mounted stop lamps, aerodynamic ORVMs, and dual-tone alloy wheels. It will also get a sloping roofline and a coupe-like rear end.
Hyundai will be introducing a completely new model in the Verna lineup in 2023. According to reports, the sedan will come with a sloping roofline and sportier rear bumper that looks inspired by its global-spec sibling Elantra.
It is expected to carry a slew of cosmetic and feature upgrades. Among them, the sedan will have a redesigned front grille, sharper LED headlamps, a reshaped rear bumper, and new alloy wheels.
In terms of design, the new Verna will have a coupe-type rear profile that is more in line with the latest Sensuous Sportiness styling philosophy applied to other models like the facelifted Venue and upcoming Tucson. It will also feature a pair of new split LED tail lamps, crystalline elements at the rear bumper, and diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin, we expect to see a completely new layout for the dashboard and instrument binnacle. The latter will sport a continuous dual-screen setup that will have a slim band of air con vents underneath.
Improved Fuel Economy
For starters, we can expect the new Hyundai Verna to come with improved fuel economy. This can be done by tweaking the engine and transmission, as well as using mild-hybrid technology to help improve efficiency.
The Hyundai Verna is currently available with a 1.4-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual and an automatic gearbox. Both of these engines are refined in their manners and have sizable power on tap.
In terms of drivability, the Verna feels good to drive in the city and is easy to handle in traffic. The clutch is light and the gear ratios are stacked close to each other, making the car feel very responsive.
The 2023 Hyundai Verna is rumored to have a dual-screen setup for its infotainment and instrument cluster. This is a step up from the single-screen setup we’ve seen on cars like the Mahindra XUV700 and premium Mercedes models.
The new Verna is also expected to offer a more spacious interior, especially for rear seat passengers. This would make it more competitive against segment-leading sedans such as the Honda City, Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia.
Besides a redesigned dashboard, the new generation Verna will have a new range of connectivity features and an advanced infotainment system. This will include an updated 8-inch touchscreen display, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, BlueLink connectivity, and connected car technology.