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Old 9th May 2006, 12:51   #91
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A review on the Verna from the Automobile Association of Singapore:

Hyundai drops its Accent for the all-new Verna, which retains the brand's reputation for quality budget motoring
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Hyundai makes cheap cars cheerful, that much is certain and the company's been steadily working away at upping the quality, look and feel of its products. So much so that if you haven't gone near a Hyundai in recent memory, chances are you'd be happily surprised by how far they've come if you did.

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Old 9th May 2006, 13:10   #92
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From the review in Autocar, I understand the petrol engines in the Verna perform better on paper than on the road. It's always the case with Hyundai. But they hoped that the CRDI mill will have the punch for the power freaks.

The new CRDI is developed inhouse by Hyundai whereas the current Accent engine is sourced from Detroit motors in US. What about the CRDI engine in Elantra? If the engine in Verna is the first inhouse development, I am expecting it to perform similar to the petrol engines...... paper tiger....

PS: This is just my opinion.
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Hey guyz,
Accent wont be phased out and Verna will be a totally new model. You can check this in various media reports...Verna is a fantastic car man... Auto car and Sorabzee are confused and they have been folled by Hyundai...

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dimensions of Verna:
168.5 x 66.7 x 57.9 ( inches)
wheel base= 98.4 in

4280 x 1694 x 1470(mm)

wheelbase= 2450mm

This is definately a BIG car, can anyone post similar figures for NHC, Aveo and Fiesta?
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but hyundai rarely makes marketing mistakes.
no offense meant, but hear's Hyundai's marketing mistakes,
  • Elantra
  • Tuscon
  • Terracan (It's forgotten by this time)
  • Sonata Embera
Rs.7 lakhs and above Hyundai has made marketing mistakes.The cars were good though.
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Hi There!...Any latest news of Verna? ..I am planning to buy its CRDi version but not sure if it will be available in sept. Any firm report on pricing?
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Hi There!...Any latest news of Verna? ..I am planning to buy its CRDi version but not sure if it will be available in sept. Any firm report on pricing?
i remembe someone quoting it at 8.25L
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That maroon car is the new Accent in international markets. So Hyundai plans to retain the current Accent in India, badge the new Accent as the Verna, slot it as entry level luxury car so that they can charge premium price for it?

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That maroon car is the new Accent in international markets. So Hyundai plans to retain the current Accent in India, badge the new Accent as the Verna, slot it as entry level luxury car so that they can charge premium price for it?
yah and why not! Skoda did it.

@yeis; saw teh new elantra? check it if you havent. And did you say..Esteem, Verna, Aveo and Fiesta???? hello!

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That maroon car is the new Accent in international markets. So Hyundai plans to retain the current Accent in India, badge the new Accent as the Verna, slot it as entry level luxury car so that they can charge premium price for it?
Well, I don't think so. Accent has already died, well almost and after launch of Verna it will die completely if Verna is priced somewhere in Accent's range. If Hyundai brings Verna as premium car then it would be a suicidal act. Accent has lost its pace and new Verna has to compete with Optra, Corolla, Cedia, Civic and their own Elantra! In my opinion, Verna is the answer for Fiesta, Aveo and Esteem etc. Despite of various reports, Accent is gonna replaced, my sixth sense's bid!
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i remembe someone quoting it at 8.25L
Thats what hyundai dealers are saying. Also Verna is to comepete with AVEO, City, Fiesta wheras Accent will continue to be sold to compete with Esteem, Ikon, etc.
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yah and why not! Skoda did it.

@yeis; saw teh new elantra? check it if you havent. And did you say..Esteem, Verna, Aveo and Fiesta???? hello!
NO! What's that special about new Elantra?

Let Verna come on road. It will come in 6-8L range and will compete with other C-segmenters. Within a couple of months (maximum) Accent will be out. I have listened that dealers are even clearing stock of Accent. Anyways, Nobody is giving a damn to it yaar! Accent petrol is completely forbidden and CRDI is killed by Fiesta TDCi! I haven't seen a brand new Accent on road for months now!
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Accent petrol is completely forbidden and CRDI is killed by Fiesta TDCi! I haven't seen a brand new Accent on road for months now!
I hate to disappoint you but the Accent has been doing its best ever figures in the past 3-4 months, selling about 5,300 units in March down to 4,300 in June. If I'm not mistaken this figure is ahead of both the Fiesta and the Aveo and every other model except the Honda City and the Indigo.

Quite significantly, sales seem to have fallen sharply to 2,800 units in July - signs that they arent pushing any more cars into the showrooms?

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I hate to disappoint you but the Accent has been doing its best ever figures in the past 3-4 months, selling about 5,300 units in March down to 4,300 in June. If I'm not mistaken this figure is ahead of both the Fiesta and the Aveo and every other model except the Honda City and the Indigo.

Quite significantly, sales seem to have fallen sharply to 2,800 units in July - signs that they arent pushing any more cars into the showrooms?
Yes, but we must consider the fact that Accent has been India't all-time favourite. The CRDI had had sort of monopoly over market. The downfall in sales is not just due to the fact that Hyundai is stopping Accent but its an effect of competition as well. Fiesta TDCi is doing very well.

Your statistics say this as well, Accent is no more! Verna is nothing but an upgrade over
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That maroon car is the new Accent in international markets. So Hyundai plans to retain the current Accent in India, badge the new Accent as the Verna, slot it as entry level luxury car so that they can charge premium price for it?
Hi,
Looks like there are serious upgrades in Verna CRDi. They have added one whole piston to it. I guess its not just another Accent. Also its has 110 BHPs. I am dying to ride it on!
Thanks!
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