Hyundai has just confirmed Level 2 ADAS features for the all-new Verna – as we had reported previously – along with several other features as standard like six airbags, three-point seatbelts and reminder for all seats, and all-wheel disc brakes. In the run up to the global unveil on March 21, Hyundai has been drip feeding new details about the Verna – previously, Hyundai has also shown us a glimpse of the car’s all-new infotainment screen and digital instrument cluster.
- New Verna to get 17 Level 2 ADAS safety features
- Six airbags will be standard fitment on all trims
- Also includes ESC, hill start assist, front parking sensors
New Hyundai Verna: ADAS and safety features
ADAS, arguably, has been one of the biggest talking points of the new Verna. Hyundai has now revealed that the Verna will come equipped with front and rear radars, sensors and a front camera to allow for Level 2 ADAS functionality, meaning it will not only detect obstacles, but also initiate corrective actions and warnings. Hyundai claims that the system will work in all climatic conditions.
The ADAS suite will include features such as forward collision warning, blind spot collision warning, blind spot collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane following assist, leading vehicle departure alert, rear cross traffic collision-avoidance assist.
Apart from ADAS, other safety features on the Verna include ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, ESC, hill-start assist, electronic parking brake and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
New Hyundai Verna: dimensions
The new Hyundai Verna will measure 4,535mm in length, 1,765mm in width and 1,475mm in height, making it longer and wider than the outgoing model, although its height remains the same. It will also have a 528-litre boot, which is 50 litres more than its predecessor.
New Hyundai Verna: powertrains
Hyundai will offer two 1.5-litre petrol engines with the new Verna – a 115hp naturally aspirated unit and a 160hp turbocharged unit. The former will be available with the lower variants, while the latter will be reserved for higher variants. While both engines will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, the NA unit will get a CVT and the turbo-petrol will get a DCT as an option.
New Hyundai Verna: variants and rivals
The next-gen Verna will be offered in four trims – EX, S, SX and SX (O). Expect it to be priced roughly Rs 60,000-1 lakh more than the current model, depending on the variant. Once launched, it will rival the facelifted Honda City, Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
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