Launch: New Verna comes armed with a 1.4-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine
The new Hyundai Verna is a dominant player in the midsize sedan segment and it has been clocking big numbers month after month. In fact, the car has received over 30,000 bookings and over 2,00,000 enquiries in India already and now with the introduction of the 1.4-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine, those numbers are only expected to go further north.
This vehicle offers a power output of 100 PS at 6,000 rpm and 135 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. With an ARAI-tested fuel efficiency of 19.1 kilometres to the litre, it is clear that the engine offers a fine blend of performance and efficiency. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission which should add to the joy of driving this car.
The brand is offering the 1.4-litre engine only in two variants, namely the E and EX trims and has priced the car quite aggressively. The ex-showroom price for the E variant is `7,79,990 while the EX-trim is offered at `9,09,990. Like all Hyundai products, these variants also offer enough creature comforts to keep you happy.
While manufacturer already offers the Verna with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, the new 1.4-litre variants bring it closer to a younger buyer’s budget and it goes without saying that they will also go head to head with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Having said that, the competition is going to be tough, however, it seems that carmaker is undoubtedly after a bigger piece of the midsize sedan pie and this move should help drive the numbers they need.