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Next-generation Hyundai Verna spotted testing ahead of 2022 reveal

Tuhin Guha Updated: November 24, 2021, 07:26 PM IST

The next generation of the Hyundai Verna, also sold as the Accent in numerous global markets, has been spotted testing under camouflage for the first time. The sedan is expected to make its debut in its home market of South Korea before it launches in other markets such as India.

2022 Hyundai Verna exteriors

The heavily camouflaged prototypes don't reveal much but it is apparent that the next Hyundai Verna will sport a much sharper look. The Verna is expected to follow the latest Sensuous Sportiness design theme that first debuted on the Sonata globally and has since made its way to the new Elantra also. So expect the 2022 Verna to sport a large wide grille which merges with heavily detailed lighting and bodywork with numerous cuts and creases. The rear can also be expected to sport wide two-part taillamps with full-width lighting.

2022 Hyundai Verna interiors, features

The 2022 Hyundai Verna is expected to carry river an improved version of the current car's platform, which should free up more interior space. Expect to see a dash with a wraparound effect and a slated centre console and a pair of floating screens. The latest Hyundai tech and convenience features like ADAS, connected car tech, ventilated seats, 360-degree camera and a sunroof should be feature highlights.

2022 Hyundai Verna engines, specifications

While international-spec cars may get more electrified powertrains, the Verna in India is expected to carry one with its current set of engine and gearbox options. in the present Hyundai Verna, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine makes 116PS of power and 144Nm of torque whereas the 1.0-litre turbo unit ups this to 121PS and 172Nm. The naturally aspirated engine comes mated with a 6-speed manual as standard and a  CVT option is also available, the turbo petrol engine gets a 7-speed DCT gearbox only. The 1.5-litre diesel engine pairs with a 6-speed manual that makes 116PS and 250Nm, a torque converter automatic is also offered with the diesel engine.

2022 Hyundai Verna expected launch date, rivals

The 2022 Hyundai Verna should launch in India by mid to late 2022 and will rival the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and upcoming cars like the Skoda Slavia, Toyota Belta and Volkswagen Virtus. Prices should see a Rs 40,000 to 50,000 increase over the current car.

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.31 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10.9 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
100
Max Torque(Nm)
145
Mileage
17.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.2 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
105
Max Torque(Nm)
225
Mileage
26.82 Kmpl
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