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Hyundai Verna Facelift Official Review. Positives, Negatives of New Verna 2017

Hyundai Verna Facelift Official Review. Positives, Negatives of New Verna 2017

Hyundai Verna 2017 Model Facelift Edition Official Review. Review the USP, Strength along with Weakness of New Hyundai Verna against Honda City


Hyundai New Verna 2017 Official Review - Positives, Negatives

Hyundai Verna was launched as Global Sedan and in Indian Market in 11 Years is now up the 5th Generation Verna - which is more Spacious, More Stylish with More Advanced in Performance and Aura

Here is Brief Review of New Hyundai Verna Facelift Edition


Drive, Handling, Performance –

Positives - Build on all New K2 Platform on which Hyundai Elantra is made. Hyundai known for Offering Light Controls, Expect Light Steering, one among lightest Clutch, Smooth Gear Shifts. The Brakes are very effective in City Drive and if Drive, Handling in City Drive is talking Point then expect Hyundai Verna Petrol to be close Par to Honda City

Powerful 1.6 Litre Engine in Petrol and Diesel Fuel is Refined. To - add on Convenience is 6 Speed Automatic Transmission is also been offered in which is just immaculate especially the Diesel Automatic. The Visibility Factor is also good enough as compared to other cars in Segment.

In Diesel – it even feels better with the Pep, Torque and thanks to excellent sound damping – Hyundai 1.6 Litre Diesel Engine NVH – Noise and Vibration feels lowest in the segment. More credits to peppy acceleration along with Light Controls makes it no brain turner for those having maximum in City drive.

Whether Manual or Automatic - you can enjoy in Drive, Handling, Performance without any Lag in New Age Verna.

Overall Performance of Car is more than Satisfactory in Drive and Handling in both Petrol and Diesel Engine

Negatives – Somehow the Steering Grip on High Speed on VW Vento and Skoda Rapid still remains as benchmark. The Steering direct appeal on high speed in Competition cars remains top notch and may be pick for those loving Enthusiast Taste.



Positives - Absolute at Par with the Best in Suspension Dynamics. Ground Clearance seems good for City Roads, Highway Drive. The Suspension can take on Urban Roads at ease, Stability is good and expect overall satisfactory ride if driving on good roads. The Sedan in Suspension set up in Mid Sedan Segment is at par with the best

Negatives – Verna is compliant on most of the roads, but if expect to drive on bad roads, potholes – may be should look at Hyundai Creta instead of Verna as SUV Appeal of Raised Ground Clearance and Wider Tyres



Positives: Hyundai always excels in Styling Elements and expect no different in 3rd Generation Verna too, which is setting new standards.

Addition of Sunroof along with Voice Command Infotainment with All New Projector Headlights with LED DRL, Projector Fog Lights, Impressive Side Profile with all New Signature Alloy Wheels with Rear Fascia appeals. Extensive Chrome Package with Chrome Finish in Grille, Chrome on Fog Light, Chrome Door Handles along with Stylish Alloys, Stylish Rear Light with Top of Line Modern Features as 7 Inch AVN, Push Button Ignition can be mind blowing for someone who is upgrading from a Hatchback or Compact Sedan to New Age Verna

Negatives: Somehow the Front Grille looks close similar to as seen in Hyundai Xcent and although feels good – but does not make it class apart and differentiation with Xcent seems missing on Frontal Looks.

 Hyundai Verna Color



Positives : Typical Hyundai Interiors with Dual Tone Black and Beige. It feels good to be in Interiors by seeing  7 Inch Infotainment, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Rear AC Vents, Instrument Cluster. In overall – Interiors feels good to be but on first looks the feel factor is same as in Outgoing verna

When you raise looks upwards, a big change is addition of Sunroof in Sx Plus Diesel Automatic and Sx Option Top End Model

Also the Touchscreen Infotainment now comes with Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility along with even Voice Command Technology. More controls on Steering Wheel along with Cruise Control function gives a feel of Modern Fully Equipped Gadget Car

Ventilated Seats as the First in Segment along with improved Rear Seat Legroom gives more Comfy Seating in the Car

Negatives : It feels good, but no Wow appeal in Hyundai Verna. The Seats, Looks in Interiors feels just okay - nothing extra-ordinary. We still feel that Honda City leads in from Dash Point, Leather seats, Plush Seating and has better interior feel than Hyundai Verna


Space Factor, Seating

Positives: The space as claimed is marginally improved with enhancement in Legroom, Headroom. The Car Feels good enough, Comfy and Spacious for Urban Family of 4 Adults and 1 Kid.

However the talking point is Hands Free Boot Open Facility which can open Boot through Smart Sensor along with good 480 Litre Boot Space 

Negatives: although the Legroom, under thigh Support feels good but 3 Issues in Seating - 

1. Rear Seat Headroom feels Limited. If you have Chidren or Family Members with Good Height, Rear Seat Headroom seems slight tougher

2. Rear Seat Legroom Feels very Ordinary when compared against Honda City and Maruti Ciaz

3. Coming Out of Verna - the egress Factor does not seems very comfortable. Mind your Head while coming out of it

Hyundai Verna can be ideal if looking for 4 Adults, as sitting on rear middle row seat seems slight conjested due to Rear AC Vents taking away space. Its Ciaz which feel spacious but Honda cIty still remains as the most spacious car considering Legroom, Space feel factor. 



Positives - Hyundai Verna comes with ABS, EBD, Dual Airbags as standard and Verna Ex comes with Impact Sensing Auto Door Lock, Speed Sensitive door Lock, while Top End Diesel Automatic and Verna Sx Option comes with 6  Airbag Safety with Good Body Build – reinforcing Safety Aspect

Negatives – Hyundai should have stepped us as leader by offering in ESP, Hill Hold Assist, Traction Control – but sadly these advanced Safety Handling features are still missed in New Verna



Hyundai India has revamped in Service Schedule last year of New Age Cars, and New Verna is much more Affordable to maintain. Also – Hyundai is expanding spare parts retail counter – for easy availability of spares to customers

Below is Change in New Age Hyundai Verna Service Schedule

Hyundai Service 

It means lower maintenance, lower cost of Ownership of New Age Verna


Final Recommendation - When Can Verna be Good Buy

If caring for a Urban Car with Top of Line Features, Light Easy Control of Clutch, Gear  Shift, Powerful AC, Modern Advanced Features, Spacious, Comfortable yet Practical Car with Responsive Petrol and Very Responsive Diesel Engine with Segment Best Engine NVH Levels in a Package with one among Low Maintenance – you cant go wrong with Verna

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