Hyundai staged the world-premiere of its all-new Verna at the 2010 Beijing Automotive Exhibition. Developed over a five-year period the new Verna is built on an all-new platform and is expected to be launched in India by the end of the year. The new Verna is powered by the new generation Gamma gasoline engine, featuring multiport fuel injection. The 2011 Verna measures 4340mm in length, 1700mm in width, 1460mm in height, and has a longer wheelbase of 2570mm.
Featuring all-aluminium construction for weight-saving, the 1.6L DOHC Gamma delivers 90.4Kw@6300rpm and 155Nm of peak torque @ 4200rpm through a smooth-shifting four-speed automatic transmission. A variety of enhancements have been done to the engine including Continuously Variable Valve Timing, a smart alternator and air conditioning compressor plus the adoption of motor-driven power steering. Verna hugs the ground with a new low-floor platform and a sloping roofline both of which contribute to Verna’s impressive aerodynamics and superior fuel economy. Special ultra-high tensile strength steel has been applied to the car to enhance the overall stiffness of the body structure for superior crash protection: