Hyundai Fluidic Verna Review

By Nishanth   |  February 19, 2014


Hyundai introduced the “Verna” brand into India in 2006 that became a major hit and went on to win many awards and recognitions including the BS Motoring ‘Performance Car of the Year 2007’. Then in late 2010 came the facelifted version of the Verna, renamed as Verna Transform, which actually ceased to live up the hype. Just when the customers were about to write the car off from the Indian market, Hyundai India went back to its drawing board to come out with a car that would be luxurious, powerful, fuel-efficient and loaded with features.  The new Hyundai Verna has uninterrupted curves and a coupe like sporty profile, that engages the viewer’s senses through its mare presence. The New Verna gets only very minor changes which distinguish it from the previous generation Fluidic Verna such as LED daytime running lamps, projector headlights and blue backlight illumination for the steering mounted controls. The New Verna is packed with winning attributes including outstanding performance, impressive fuel efficiency, time-tested quality, and high degree of reliability. Offering sleek good looks, advanced technology and groundbreaking safety features, this Sedan is a cut above the rest, and a revolution ahead. The new Verna is equaled to as the next level of automotive excellence. The New Verna is available in a range of attractive colours including Sleek Silver, Carbon Grey, Stone Beige, Phantom Black, Crystal White, and Purple Fantasia.

Powertrain & Performance

The new Hyundai Verna, with innovative technology at its heart, it is a treat to drive. Hyundai New Verna commits to deliver unmatched power and outstanding performance with its refined and powerful engine technologies. Equipped with a choice of four engines, two petrol and two diesel, it is available in six petrol variants and seven diesel variants. The Hyundai new Verna comes with two petrol engines, 1.4 VTVT (variable timing valve train technology) that generates a power of 105.5 bhp @ 6300 rpm and a torque of 135.3 Nm @ 5000 rpm, while the 1.6 VTVT churns out a power of 121.3 bhp @ 6300 rpm and a torque of 154.9 Nm @ 4200 rpm. The diesel 1.4 litre CRDi VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) engine generates a power of 88.7 bhp @ 4000 rpm and a torque of 219.9 Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm, while the 1.6 CRDi VGT engine pumps out a max power of 126.3 bhp @ 4000 rpm and a torque of 259.8 Nm @ 1900-2750 rpm. Compliant to Euro V emission norms, the engine provides unmatched performance and outstanding fuel efficiency. Both the petrol engines are equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the diesel engines are mated to 6-speed manual transmissions. However, the top end petrol and diesel variants of the Verna are available with an option of 4-speed automatic transmission. The MacPherson strut suspension paired with coil springs and couple torision beam axle, constitutes the front and rear suspensions of the gas type shock absorbers fitted in the car that help improve performance, drivability, and handling. The suspension setup on this car also has been modified to improve the ride. This also offers greater stability and improved traction. The power assisted rack and pinion steering adds more joy and thrill to the driving experience.

Build & Styling

As mentioned above in the overview, the new Hyundai Verna is a product of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture Philosophy. The Hyundai new Verna is possibly the best-looking Hyundai in the country today. The new Verna is sharp, aggressive, focused and tremendously stunning. It seems that Koreans design philosophy is finally in-sync with the European design philosophies. The new Verna with its flowing design looks contemporary and eye pleasing. The new Verna is a bold looking car with coupe-like features coupled with tastefully selected alloy wheels that give Verna a sporty stance. The headlights of the new Verna pretty much resembles the new Hyundai i10’s headlamps, Hyundai’s hexagonal grille, L-Shaped fog lamps makes the new Verna look very sporty. The interior of the new Verna is also European in nature while compared to the old outgoing Verna Transform. The interior quality is spruced up loaded with dark wood making the most of the dimpled dashboard. The headroom, legroom, knee room in the new Verna is quite spacious and certainly gives you a big car feel. The electrically adjustable and power folding outside mirrors with turn indicators is a first in its class and adds convenience to the interiors of the new Verna. Hyundai New Verna has many first in the segment it can boast off such as supervision cluster with blue illumination, Clean air cluster ionizer for that clean air when you on the AC, Parking camera and sensors and so on. The new sedan spells improved definitions of elegance, luxury, and functionality. In the interior, the new Hyundai Verna gets 2 DIN audio system and Bluetooth with steering mounted controls apart from the hand held remote control. The new instrument cluster with clear dials and blue LED illumination makes it easier to read important information. Luxury is recrafted by adding in plush leather upholstery in the top end variant of the sedan while the rear armrest and sliding front hand rest are some of the unique features added in the new Verna. With features such as six airbags, disks for brakes in all the four wheels, keyless entry, reverse camera, electric folding mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, a cooled glove box, USB/iPod ports, climate control and so on, the New Hyundai Verna is a treat for the customer. Hyundai has always focused on safety and security aspects of their car. The new Hyundai Verna is also equipped with safety features such as height adjustable seat belts, anti lock brakes (ABS) and EBD. The Hyundai new Verna comes with collapsible steering column, central locking system, childproof rear door locks, front fog lamps, and clutch lock system. The new Verna offers all-round protection with six airbags. Two curtain airbags running along the length of the cabin, 2 side airbags and two for the driver and front passenger. Rear Parking Assist System is a new feature in the new Verna as the visually guided parking system in the electro-chromic mirror where a camera can assist you to park our car.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Clean Air Cluster Ionizer
    • Supervision Cluster with Blue Illumination
    • Power Folding Outside Mirrors with Turn Indicators
  • Cons

    • A slight body roll in the heavier 1
    • 6 litre engined cars