2023 Hyundai Verna that has been spied testing will be the sixth generation model, it will be loaded with features
Hyundai is readying the sixth generation 2023 Verna and it has been spied testing again, this time, revealing certain design cues. Following the traits of other Hyundais, it will sport the Korean maker’s new ‘Sensual Sportiness’ design language.
The biggest update is that the C segment sedan could sport ADAS features for the first time as Hyundai recently said it’s planning to introduce the said safety features in all of its premium offerings right from the Verna.
The test mule has new criss-cross dual-tone alloy wheels, most probably, diamond cut units. They are likely to be 16-inchers wrapped with 205 section tires. Unlike the previous iterations, the new one’s silhouette looks like a proper sedan with elongated boot and bonnet.
It also looks a little low slung for better road manners at high speeds. The blackened B pillar lends a sporty look at the sides while the rear sloping roof is complemented by a dedicated shark-fin antenna.
The front could get a trapezoidal grille with what Hyundai calls ‘a jewel design’ mesh. The company might also opt in for connected tail lamps at the rear on the lines of the ‘Sensual Sportiness’ design language.
Expect all-round LEDs on the car which will be loaded with features to the brim. Ventilated seats, wireless charger, remote connected tech, ambient light and sound, rain-sensing wipers, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto could be part of the package.
Codenamed BN7, Hyundai will most likely launch the car later this year in global markets while Indian launch will happen by early next year.
On the outside, it bears no resemblance to the existing fifth generation facelifted Verna sold currently in India. The rear features large tail lamps housed in separate housings for a meaner look.
The new model is expected to feature the same 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engines but with mild-hybrid technology and CNG. At least for now, there’s no information about a hybrid model in the works.
Gearbox options are also expected to be the same with both engines getting the option of a manual and an automatic. When launched in India, the new Verna will rival the Skoda Slavia, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and Volkswagen Virtus.