Hyundai Unveils ‘The Next Gen VERNA’ in India

Chennai: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s 2nd largest car manufacturer and leading passenger car exporter today, unveiled the much-awaited Super Performer Brand – The Next Gen ‘VERNA’ with SUPER BODY STRUCTURE. Hyundai Motor India breaks new ground with its 5th Generation game-changer sedan slated for launch on August 22, 2017.

The Next Gen Verna is a technological marvel developed with Futuristic Design, Dynamic Performance, Super Safety and New Technology & Advanced Features. The Superior performance of Next Gen Verna stems from vehicle’s SUPER BODY STRUCTURE frame built out of 50% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS).

Speaking at the Showcase, Mr. Y.K Koo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “ We are proud to announce the unveiling of the most awaited and aspirational Next Gen Verna for the Indian market. The 5th generation Next Gen Verna is a true expression of a Superior Sedan crafted with perfection and excellence in Engineering. Next Gen Verna will create a disruption in the sedan segment with its benchmark features and performance for customers’ delight. Verna has a rich legacy and has a strong presence in more than 66 Countries for over 8.8 Million customers across the world and 3.17 lakh units in India.”
The Next Gen Verna is a result of our numerous Product Clinics and Rigorous Product tests on various terrains in India and worldwide. Our R&D Centre in Namyang (S. Korea), Chennai and Hyderabad has put extreme efforts to make this a world-Class sedan for Product Supremacy and utmost customer satisfaction, he added.”


The Next Gen Verna with ‘SUPER BODY STRUCTURE’ is built on Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) body structure including Hot stamping Applications that enables the sedan for superior performance and unmatched safety ensuring Best-in-Class body rigidity, Structural Changes, and Crash Performance. The Rigid and Responsive Chassis and improved impact Harshness offers Superior Road feedback to the driver for a confident driving experience. The SUPER BODY STRUCTURE ensures adequate weight control thus enhancing both performance and fuel efficiency.

The Next Gen Verna has outstanding low NVH characteristics by the use of enhanced sound absorption materials and STRONG BODY STRUCTURE (AHSS) and improved engineering of design. Multiple measures have been taken to contain NVH to barely perceptible traces such as engine and transmission mount design change, implementation of tunnel insulator, extensive application of foam filler in cavity etc.

Superior Ride & Handling

The Next Gen Verna is engineered to deliver superior ride and handling for utmost driver confidence and enthusiastic driving experience. The 5th Generation Verna is built on the All New K2 platform thus enabling precise tuning of key suspension components for enhanced cornering and high-speed stability, superior ride comfort and precise handling performance, making it the Next Gen Sedan optimized for Indian conditions. The rear suspension geometry has been modified for a stable and comfortable ride for rear passengers by a vertical angle of rear shock absorbers and coil springs on the coupled torsion beam axle.

The front suspension uses an optimally designed McPherson strut with coil springs and gas shock absorbers along with a front stabilizer to help reduce the body roll when cornering. The standard Motor-Driven Power Steering System (MDPS) has been tuned to provide superior feedback while cornering and at high speeds thus delivering precise handling response and confident drive. The front wheel caster angle has been modified to further enhance the steering feedback to the driver at Highway speeds.

Engine and Transmission

The Next-Gen Verna is equipped with the most powerful powertrain options with a choice of two power packed 1.6-liter Dual VTVT petrol and 1.6 liters U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine. The engines with advanced 6 Speed Manual and 6 Speed Automatic Transmissions have been tuned to provide superior low and high-speed performance to suit city & highway driving with high fuel efficiency.

The Best-in-Class powerful 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine offers 123PS power with high fuel efficiency and 1.6 liter U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine offers best in segment 128PS power.

Bookings Open: The booking for Customer starts today at all the dealerships across India.

About HMIL: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the second largest car manufacturer and leading passenger car exporter in India. It currently has ten car models across segments – Eon, Grand i10, Elite i20, Active i20, Xcent, Verna, CRETA, Elantra, Tucson and Santa Fe. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality, and testing capabilities.

HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 87 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 480 dealers and more than 1,260 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.

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