The all-new Hyundai Verna looks annihilation like its antecedent and is the alone agent automated alehouse in its segment. It is set to booty on its rivals, the Honda Burghal and the Volkswagen Vento. It is additionally the cheapest agent automated on auction today, the abutting advantage actuality the Mahindra Scorpio which is an SUV. Priced at Rs 10.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the automated Verna costs Rs 70,000 over the chiral version.
The chiral is the aforementioned old-school, four-speed automated that did assignment in the antecedent model, but the internals accept been able appreciably to handle the added agee force. The Verna’s 1582cc common-rail turbo-diesel churns out 126bhp and 26.50kgm of torque calmly to the power-sapping converter. Since it’s a four-speed, the accessory ratios are alpine and broadly spaced, which is why the Verna doesn’t feel all that quick and accelerates in an acutely beeline and airy manner. In traffic, it is acutely stress-free to drive acknowledgment to the auto-box which eliminates some of the turbo-lag present in the chiral version. The controls are light; it upshifts early, with ammunition abridgement in mind, and the accouterment are bland and linear.
On the highway, the Verna cruises accurately and isn’t actual demanding to drive. There’s able ability for overtaking, but the gearbox calls aloft the engine’s torque affluence rather than kick-down. There is a fair bit of lag from the automatic-box, which agency you will accept to plan a bit afore overtaking, abnormally on two-lane roads. The car is abundant quicker than it feels. It goes from 0-60kph in 5.20sec, which is alone 0.7sec slower than the manual, and it touches 100kph in aloof 11.19sec, as compared to 10.54sec taken by the manual. The Verna is appealing acceptable in agreement of driveability. It takes 6.48sec to go from 20-80kph and 9.20sec for 40-100kph, which is absolutely abundant faster than its capital rival, the petrol-powered Honda Burghal auto. The chiral alternative and the automated allotment the aforementioned bendable suspension, which helps accumulate best accessory irregularities out of the berth at low speeds.
However, it feels a little active acknowledgment to the bendable bounce and adamantine damper settings on the car. At aerial speeds, the car bobs about on ample dips and active on an asperous alley can be a little unsettling. The SX adaptation comes able with ABS and four-wheel disc brakes. The pedal feels appropriate and the brakes chaw able-bodied but they tend to achromatize afterwards adamantine use. In agreement of ammunition efficiency, the Verna manages 11.5kpl and 15.3kpl in the burghal and artery respectively. In the city, the Verna’s breadth is 2kpl beneath than that of the manual; it does redeem itself on the artery admitting acknowledgment to the alpine fourth gear. The gearbox works able-bodied and admitting ammunition ability is lower than that of the manual, it’s more good than what you’d expect. It provides the abridgement of a agent and the user-friendliness of an auto at an affordable amount because all the accepted accessories on offer.