The next generation Hyundai Verna will get subtly revised exteriors while the interiors will see comprehensive upgrades including rear AC vents.

2017 Hyundai Verna Spy Shot China
The new Verna won’t be dramatically different from the outgoing model

Ahead of the official launch later this year, the next generation Hyundai Verna was caught testing in China revealing a host of new details. Sporting heavy camouflage, it is believed that the all-new Verna will be getting a subtly revised exterior design without moving too far from the current language. The outgoing Verna (Verna 4S in India) was updated last year and is based on the automaker’s Fluidic Sculpture v2.0 design philosophy. As a result, the Korean carmaker needs to only tweak the design to ensure a fresh look.

Expect to see a revised grille and headlights while the side profile is largely the same save for the new rear quarter glass. While not visible, the rear has been reworked to reduce the visual bulk while the tail light cluster could see a redesign featuring LEDs. The biggest upgrade on the 2017 Hyundai Verna will be inside the cabin that is expected to be comprehensively reworked and will come loaded with new creature comforts.

As seen in the spy shots, the new Verna gets rear AC vents that have now become a segment standard feature while the upholstery has also been updated. Further, there will be a new instrument cluster loaded with more information and possibly the DTE function this time.

An updated touchscreen infotainment will also make it to the next generation Hyundai Verna and could possibly support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems along with built-in navigation. Mechanically, the Korean automaker has constantly made the effort to improve its products and hopes are high with the new Verna as well. Better stability and a less vague steering are surely some of the factors we’d like to see apart from improved handling characteristics.

Under the hood, the 2017 Hyundai Verna will be using the same powertrain as the current model, but tweaked for improved efficiency. Transmission options will see upgrades with a new 7-speed dual clutch automatic being on offer and will replace the outgoing 4-speed and 6-speed automatic units. The 5-speed and 6-speed manual gearbox options will also be on sale. While not confirmed, the India launch of the new Verna can be expected in the last quarter of 2016 or early 2017.

2017 Hyundai Verna Interior Spy Shot
The cabin will be more feature rich on the 2017 Verna, better materials as well
2017 Hyundai Verna Rear AC Vents Spy Shot
Rear AC vents have now become a segment standard
2017 Hyundai Verna Headlight Spied
The headlights get smoked treatment and will add a sporty touch to the new Verna
2017 Hyundai Verna ORVM Spied
The ORVM gets a more tapered design, will help improve aerodynamics
2017 Hyundai Verna Rear Axle Spied
Mechanicals will remain the same, but will be tuned for improved dynamics
2017 Hyundai Verna Side Profile Spy Shot
The 2017 Verna will continue with the existing engines
2017 Hyundai Verna Rear Spy Shot
The new 7-speed DCT unit will replace the 4-speed autobox on the new Verna
2017 Hyundai Verna Alloy Wheels Spied
The 5-spoke alloy wheels are also new on the 2017 Hyundai Verna

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