KOZHIKODE: Despite a slight spike in the number of super car lovers of the country, the ordinary ones didn’t lose their sheen and identity.
There have been a few that made a name in the market of sedan cars, and Hyundai Verna obviously is one of those.
Earlier, Verna, in its fluidic form, had taken the mid-size sedan market by storm. It upset the market leader, brought back small queues outside the Hyundai dealerships and got Hyundai back in the fray after the not-so-pleasing previous-gen Verna.
But now, the Korean car firm launched the facelifted 2015 Verna in the Indian market priced in the range of Rs 7.74 lakh-Rs 12.20 lakh.
Though it’s not a new-generation car, it has was given quite a handful of design and mechanical tweaking.
Of all the exterior changes made to the car, the most obvious one is the new front fascia. The car is given larger projecwwwtor head-lamps,
bumper that looks new and redesigned, dual-slat chrome grille, new boomerang shaped fog-lamps and a bigger airdam.
The rear profile, on the hand, gets some cosmetic make-up in the form of new LEDs on tail lamps, new reflectors on the bumper and some others features that also appear to be adding to its glamour. The side profile, however, remains without any change.
The car has received a few new features in the cabin like 1 GB internal memory with audio player, a slightly more comfortable rear seat with revised armrest with twin cup holder.
The firm has given an ‘ergo lever’ on the edge of the front passenger’s seat that allows the rear passenger to extend the leg room by moving the seat forward or backward.
Hyundai has also addressed the mechanical problems its old cousin had. The old car was always hated for having too-soft suspension and a light steering.
The company has tweaked its rear suspension and made the steering heavier than before.
So, with a stiffer suspension and heavier steering, the car has certainly gone better in terms of driving comfort that will go a long way in changing the minds of the naysayers of Verna.
The sedan continues to come with the same engine options - 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel. The transmission options on offer are - 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.