The new “Verna” is designed in the style of “sensual sportiness” and is fundamentally different from its predecessor. The sedan received a full-width front LED strip, below which are located the horizontal main headlights, inscribed in a complex interweaving of bumper and grille architecture.
The side part, especially in the area of the rear fender, can become an object for enemies of the Korean car industry: against the background of such intricate stamping, the much criticized “X” on the sidewalls of Lada Vesta seem to be just harmless fun from the designer. The rear has only been partially revealed so far: in previous teasers, the Koreans showed off new lights with glass graphics and L-shaped elements.
In addition to a completely new appearance, the new Hyundai Verna / Solaris received a 160-hp turbocharged engine. and 260 Nm, which replaced diesel in the range. It is aggregated with a 6-speed “mechanics” or a 7-speed “robot” with a dual clutch. Also in the range the “aspirated” 1.5-liter with a capacity of 113 hp has been preserved. and a torque of 144 Nm, which is available in tandem with a manual or CVT gearbox.
Indian media predict that the new generation of “state employees” will cost 60 thousand rupees (54 thousand rubles) more than its predecessor, so they ask for 1,049,000 rupees (about 939,000 rubles). Dealers are already accepting pre-orders, the start of sales will be announced next month.
Soon the premiere of the ninth generation Hyundai Sonata will also take place, the appearance of which has also ceased to be a secret: the paparazzi filmed the sedan while working on the promotional materials for the novelty.
Photo: Hyundai press service.