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Old 27th September 2006, 15:10   #76
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am not sure if someone has already mentioned it here on the various threads on the Verna..

But do not the Verna's rear light cluster remind anyone of the Optra's "Rubies & Diamonds" rear light cluster ?
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From the pics of the Verna in various magazines, I find that the paint finish is just brilliant. I mean, I'll say it's among the best if not the best. Is it the quality of the pics or just me because the Accents/Verna's I have seen in Canada didn't have such brilliant level's of paint finish on them. Maybe Hyundai has upped the quality on the verna here? Another car that looks extremely pedestrian in Canada but luxurious and huge here in India is the Civic. I am comparing Acura with Civic here because the head and tail lights of the Civic here are seen on the Acura there. Even the Corolla looks big here. But this big car feel hasn't extended to Baleno and Accent.....wonder why......
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Today morning while going to the office I spotted a red demo Verna on the SP Road, being driven by an executive type guy. Initially I thought someone's already bought one. But then saw the side markings of a demo car (a la Swift cars with side graphics of you are the fuel). So I thought that someone's test-riding it. However then it struck me that demo cars always have a showroom rep sitting next to you. It must have been a Talwar Hyundai stunt... driving the car through the busy morning SP Road traffic, amongst a sea of cars, to draw attention
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Hyundai Accent Hatchback 1.4i Atlantic 3dr

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Finally drove the Verna yesterda!
The Verna does look classy, and the red one really got my eyes! nice set of 17" chrome alloys, with fatter tyres and this is a racing deamon!
Yesterday I too met the salesguy there. He told the Optional ABS will be available in 3 months. Also they don't have petrol to test drive for now. Have you booked one? Are the wheels 17" or 15". Definitely needs broader tires. Hows the handling? Whats the top speed you drove?
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Another car that looks extremely pedestrian in Canada but luxurious and huge here in India is the Civic. I am comparing Acura with Civic here because the head and tail lights of the Civic here are seen on the Acura there. Even the Corolla looks big here. But this big car feel hasn't extended to Baleno and Accent.....wonder why......
IMO they look bigger here because they are 'taller' here, the 'rough road package' et al.
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Are the wheels 17" or 15". Definitely needs broader tires. Hows the handling? Whats the top speed you drove?
17" on a Verna company fit?? YOu must be kidding or it must be a typo. It's simply not possible to except such sizes on cars like the Verna not in India atleast.
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IMO they look bigger here because they are 'taller' here, the 'rough road package' et al.
They look bigger here because of the scale against which they are compared. These are the biggers cars here and therefore they look bigger than they would in comparison to the much bigger cars and roads there. These cars fill up our tiny roads well.
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Guys, guys, what ID was saying (if I'm not mistaken) is - if you put on 17" chrome alloys & fatter tyres on this car, it would be a racing demon. I don't think the car he tested had 17 inchers
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Hyundai is scaling new heights for sure. I have been watching lately and the products they have come up with are really amazing. For example Tucson, in India may not be a best seller. But in SE asia, its a hottie! Because the config it is being sold is completely different from that of india! The base model is a 2 lit auto which approx costs around 5.5l in indian rupees equivalent. There is no other SUV available from anyother company except its own Kia Sportage with similar spec in this range . Remember Tuscon scored well in its Safety ratings in US.
Then they brought this Verna and by looking at it and the specs its going to be another hit on the anvil for sure! Pricing is just rite and the strategy of keeping Accent as well gives them enough breathing space to build market for Verna. If they can reduce a little bit of Accent prices, markets going to go crazy!

lets support who gives value for money and not brand for money!Hyundai is the way to go!
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17" on a Verna company fit?? YOu must be kidding or it must be a typo. It's simply not possible to except such sizes on cars like the Verna not in India atleast.
Teh options as per site is 14 and 15.
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Hyundai Accent Hatchback 1.4i Atlantic 3dr

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This car's front end looks far better IMHo to the Indian version.

Maybe Hyundai would use this for the Viva version
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Two cars that i noticed parked in the hotel parking lots are the Hyundai Azera http://www.hyundaiusa.com/vehicle/azera/azera.aspx
and the Ford Five hundered http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fivehundred/
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Viva with ABS costs around 642,788(Ex Bangalore) while Verna XXi (with same features as Viva + Auto Climate - ABS) is 693,498(Ex Bangalore). Is it worth paying 50K extra for Verna w/o ABS? I can do without auto climate control. And there is marginal difference in BHP and Torque.

As you all know i thought to go for the Baleno Lxi, but unfortunately there are a few left and i dont want to get a model that's going to be discontinued.

Please suggest whether Viva or Verna XXi? Also is Accent Viva going to be discontinued soon?

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Go for verna anyday, its new, bigger, better and new tecnology, handling etc. did uTD the verna?
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