Two engine options will be on offer at launch – a 123hp, 1.6-litre petrol generating 245Nm torque and a 1.6-litre, 128hp diesel. Hyundai has also announced that both these motors have been tweaked to deliver better fuel efficiency than the earlier Verna. The new Verna will come with a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual gearbox, both of which are standard on the petrol as well as the diesel engine.
Standard USB/aux and Bluetooth connectivity is expected to be standard, and the car’s cabin is expected to improve on the noise, vibration and harshness front.
Replying to a question on hybrids, Koo pointed out that the company will not look at launching any mild hybrid models due to withdrawal of government incentives.
The 2017 Hyundai Verna will be available with two engine options: a 123 PS 1.6 litre Dual VTVT petrol and a 128 PS 1.6 litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine. The engines will come mated to a six speed manual transmission as standard while a six speed automatic transmission will be available as an option.