Verna is a popular sedan by Hyundai Motors India Ltd. first launched in India in the year 2006. Till date several variants and face-lifted version of the car has been launched in the market: in the following year, 2007, the company introduced Verna CRDi SX, in 2009 the company launched new Verna, the first diesel Automatic in the segment, in 2010, Hyundai launched Verna Transform and the latest in the segment is the launch of Hyundai Fluidic Verna in 2012.
Based on the Fluidic Sculpture design the car is a combination of excellent features and advanced technology. Ever since its launch the charismatic car has won several accolades and awards like `Performance Car of The Year 2007` by Business Standard Motoring, `Car of the Year 2007` by Overdrive magazine, `Best Value For Money Car 2007` by CNBC TV 18 Autocar Auto awards and the latest in its kitty `Reader`s Choice Mid-size Car of the Year` at Top Gear Awards 2011The major competitors of Hyundai Verna are Ford Fiesta, Skoda Rapid, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Maruti SX4 and Fiat Linea.
The new Fluidic Verna comes equipped with 2 different types of engine options namely 1.4 L and 1.6 L and is available in both petrol and diesel versions. The 1.4 L DOHC VTVT Petrol 5 Speed Manual with 4 cylinders and 16 valves has a displacement of 1396 cc and can churn out maximum power of 107 PS @6000 rpm and maximum torque of 13.8 kg.m @5000 rpm. The 1.4 L DOHC CRDi Diesel 6 Speed Manual with 4 cylinders and 16 valves has a displacement of 1396 cc and can deliver maximum power of 90 PS @4000 rpm and maximum torque of 22.53 kg.m @1750-2750 rpm.
The 1.6 L petrol engine comes in both the automatic as well as manual transmission. The 1.6 L DOHC VTVT Petrol 5 Speed manual and 4 speed automatic comes with 4 cylinders and 16 valves and has a displacement of 1591 cc. Both the engines can deliver a maximum power of 123.05 PS @6300 rpm and maximum torque of 15.8 kg.m @4200 rpm. The 1.6 L DOHC CRDi VGT Diesel with 6 Speed Manual transmission engine and 1.6 L DOHC CRDi VGT Diesel 4 Speed Automatic transmission engine comes with 4 cylinders and 16 valves and has a displacement of 1582 cc. Both the engines can churn out a maximum power of 128.08 PS @4000 rpm and maximum torque of 26.5 kg.m @1900-2750 rpm.
The 1.4 L petrol engine can deliver a mileage of 17.43 kmpl while the 1.4 L diesel engine can deliver mileage of23.50 kmpl. The 1.6 L petrol engine can deliver a mileage of 17.01 kmpl where as the 1.6 L diesel engine can deliver mileage of 22.32 kmpl.
When it comes to looks, the charming and youthful design makes the vehicle stand apart. The Hexagonal Chrome Grille in the front imparts an air of regal splendor to the vehicle. The eagle eye headlamps sport a two-piece black bezel design that that looks quite luxurious. The built-in fog lamps add an added style to the vehicle. On the side, the car has a body coloured Electric outside mirror with in-built LED turn indicators and chrome pull type outside door handles that looks very elegant. The 15” steel or 16” alloy wheels with attractive spoke patterns impart a different statement to the vehicle. Moving on to the rear, the rear chrome garnish not only highlights the rear profile of the car but also adds to the car`s style quotient. The rear also has combination lamps for visibility illumination and chrome dual exhaust type that adds to the sporty look of the car.
Step inside and you will see a metallic-hued and ergonomically appealing interior. The vehicle has plush, beige leather upholstery on seats as well as the door pads. The headroom and legroom are spacious enough for comfortable seating in the front as well as rear. The adjustable headrests add to the comfort. The dashboard design looks good with the premium console and instrument panel. The 3-spoke steering wheel can be adjusted electrically as per the driver’s convenience besides it also has most of the controls with Bluetooth connectivity. The car also boasts of several features like Rear View Camera with Display on ECM, Rear Parking Sensors, Bluetooth Connectivity with Steering Mounted Call Controls, Air Conditioner, Clean Air (Cluster Ionizer), Electro-Chromic (Auto Dim) Inside Rear View Mirror (ECM), Electrically Adjustable Outside Rear View Mirror, Electrically Foldable Outside Mirror, Driver Information Display, Front Seat Back Pockets, Sunglass Holder, Theater Diming Interior Lamp, Front Map Lamp, MT Shift Indicator, Alternator Management System and 2 DIN MP3 Player with AUX-in & USB with audio hand remote etc.
In terms of safety, the Hyundai Fluidic Verna consists of dual airbags, airbags – side and curtain, ABS with EBD, rear disc brakes, impact sensing auto door unlock, speed sensing auto door lock, front fog lamps, clutch lock system, central locking system and immobilizer.
Overall Hyundai Fluidic Verna consists of a perfect combination of excellent features, charming design and excellent engine which the other vehicles in the segment lack.
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Hyundai Fluidic Verna is a Sedan car. It comes with Diesel and Petrol engine. Hyundai Fluidic Verna is available in 13 variants.