New Hyundai Verna rear design leaked ahead of March 21 debut

    The new Verna looks equally stylish from the rear as it does from the front three quarters; will come with petrol engines only.

    Published On Feb 25, 2023 07:41:00 PM

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    Hyundai will take the wraps off the all-new Verna next month and the brand has already announced several details of the car, and has revealed its styling from the front three quarters. We’ve got our hands on a new spy shot today where the next-gen Hyundai Verna, sold as the Hyundai Accent in some international markets, can be seen from the rear three quarters, giving us a first look at what the production-spec sedan would look like.

    1. New Hyundai Verna to be feature-laden
    2. Expected to get ADAS and more tech
    3. Will be petrol only

    New Hyundai Verna: rear looks as stylish as the front

    The car has been seen in South Korea in its production spec, most likely on a commercial ad shoot. The badge on the car says Hyundai Accent since the Verna is sold as the Accent in multiple left-hand-drive markets, including the Middle East and South Korea. For India and a few other right-hand-drive markets, the same sedan (Codename: BN7) is popularly known as the Hyundai Verna.

    The undisguised spy shot confirms the unique tail-lamp design and also the connected LED light bar that gets crystal-like inserts. The tail-lamps get two vertical extensions on each side, which look striking. The new Verna’s rear sort of protrudes, especially the part above the tail-lamp that also houses a big Hyundai logo, which looks like the new 2D iteration that is currently seen on the Grand i10 and the Aura facelift in India.

    The reverse lamps seem to be housed in separate units at each corner below the tail-lamps and are split into three horizontal lines. The rear bumper gets its share of textures, cuts and creases and gets a body-coloured faux skid plate that also houses the third stop lamp. While that set-up looks new, it remains to be seen if the India-bound Verna gets the same layout.

    New Hyundai Verna: new 1.5T petrol, no diesel

    The next-gen Verna will get a new 1.5-litre direct injection turbo-petrol good for 160hp, mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. The same engine will also see duty on most Hyundai-Kia models in India like the Creta, Seltos and Carens, and replace the existing 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine.

    The entry-level engine option will be the 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol carried over from the outgoing Verna, paired to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. Both the engines will be RDE and E20 (20 percent ethanol blend) compliant. The new Verna, however, will not get a diesel engine and, with this, the midsize sedan segment will go on to be petrol-only as its rivals do not offer a diesel engine either.

    New Hyundai Verna: variant details and pricing

    Along with confirming acceptance of bookings, Hyundai has announced that the new Verna will be sold in EX, S, SX and SX (O) trims. We expect the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine to be available on the higher trims, with the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine used in the lower ones. Expect the new Verna to be priced around Rs 60,000-1 lakh more than the outgoing sedan.

    New Hyundai Verna: rivals in India

    The new Verna will continue to rival the existing midsize sedans that include the Volkswagen VirtusSkoda Slavia, the upcoming Honda City facelift as well as the recently updated Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

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    What do you think about new Verna's design? Let us know about it in the comments section below. 

    Also see:

    Hyundai Creta EV takes shape ahead of 2025 launch

    Hyundai refreshes almost entire SUV, car line-up ahead of RDE norms

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