2023 Hyundai Verna: India’s Small Sedan

Loaded with Ventilated Seats and Dual Screens

Hyundai said goodbye to the Accent in the US after the 2022 model year, but the compact car is still alive in other markets. Presently entering its sixth iteration, the economical family sedan has been unveiled this recently week in India, where it embodies the title of Verna. Although lower in size than the Elantra, it isn’t a super small-sized car ; at 178.5 inches (4535 millimeters) long and a market-leading wheelbase of 2670 mm (105.1 mm), it proves to be a preeminent midsize vehicle.

Sitting atop the B-segment Aura in Hyundai India’s lineup is the all-new model. It checks in significantly bigger than its predecessor and has a width of 69.5 inches (1765 mm) and a height of 58 inches (1475 mm). The ride utilizes 16-inch alloy wheels along with 205/55 R16 tires. Its styling harkens back to the more robust Elantra but also sports a wide LED light bar that’s reminiscent of the Kona crossover, Staria minivan, as well as the soon to be released Sonata facelift.

The inside of the 2023 Verna is impressive for such an affordable car, with substantial 10.25-inch displays, cozy heated and cooled front seats, class-leading leather furnishings, charming ambient illumination, and 2-tone style. Worth noting are the power sunroof, adjustable electronic driver’s seat, wireless charging pad, plus paddle shifters. Hyundai holds its commitment to put usually used features in physical buttons by including many controls on its center console.

“A 1.5-liter gasoline engine is the source of power for this vehicle, offering 113 hp (84 kW) and 106 lb-ft (144 Nm) of torque which is sent to the front axle through a six-speed manual gearbox or an ‘Intelligent Variable Transmission’ (IVT). If you opt for the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, you’ll be rewarded with 156 hp (117 kW) and 187 lb-ft (253 Nm) of torque, plus the option of either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.”

Available in India with four different options, the latest Hyundai Verna is valued around $13,200 as per current conversion rates. The most expensive one retails for a price of $21,000 and buyers can choose from a wide selection of added features such as black roofing, metal pedals, and other enhancements. Irrespective of the selected version, each automobile is equipped with six airbags, rear disc brakes, tire pressure monitoring system, hillstart aid and electrical parking brake.

It is anticipated that a matching variant of the Accent will shortly arrive in several different nations, with the exception of the US.

Source: Hyundai

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