With the leaked images revealing the model days ahead of its debut, the next generation of Hyundai Verna was officially revealed at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show in China earlier this week showcasing its striking new design language. In-line with other models from the Korean car maker’s family, the new generation of Verna looks a lot more executive in design, giving the flamboyant lines a miss and closely resembles to the concept that was unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in April this year.
Based on the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the new generation Hyundai Verna is angular and has a striking resemblance to the recently launched all-new Elantra sedan.The bold trapezoidal grille takes centre stage at the front with massive chrome finished horizontal slats, while the swept back headlamps are reminiscent of the ones on the existing model, only sharper. The cluster, however, does come shod with projector lights, LED DRLs, while the bumper gets angular fog lamps.
The new generation Verna’s side profile continues to retain the coupe-like roofline, but you do get a redesigned C-pillar, while the rear gets a toned and well sculpted design with the wraparound LED tail lights giving it a significant edge. You also get an integrated lip spoiler into the boot-lid and a clean looking bumper with reflectors on either end. The new Hyundai Verna measures 4380mm in length, 1728mm in width, 1468mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2600mm, all of which makes the sedan much larger than the outgoing model. In fact, the new version gets its wheelbase extended by 30mm, making for improved rear seat legroom.
On the inside, the influence from the new Elantra is evident on the next generation Hyundai Verna. The all-black cabin looks premium and gets brushed silver finish all over. A large 8-inch touchscreen display houses in the centre console and will come equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options, while other features will include auto climate control, cruise control, sunroof, push button start and much more. It is likely that the India-spec Verna will retain the same layout, but could get a host of changes with respect to features over the Chinese model.