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Old 21st April 2010, 18:46   #1
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"Hyundai is all set to launch the all new Verna (or Accent as it is called in some markets) which will make its official world premiere at the upcoming Beijing Motor show which starts from April 23rd.

We have already covered the latest Hyundai in great detail starting with the first undiguised spy shot and the latest one which shows the car in even more detail.


The new sub-compact sedan from Hyundai adopts the same "fluidic design" language now made popular by the i20 hatchback and the recently launched Sonata sedan.


The new 2011 Verna is a radical departure when compared to the design of the current car and the basic shape sticks to the latest Hyundai DNA. The baby Sonata shape features four door and coupe like sloping roofline, swept back headlamps, a swoopy grille and rear view mirrors with integrated LED turn indicators.


The new Verna is expected to come with the direct injected version of the current 1.6 litre petrol engine while a high performance model may features a 2.0 litre direct injected petrol engine from the latest Sonata."


According to me, the new Verna with nice range of fuel efficient and decently powerful engines has the potential to upstage the Fiat Linea and the mightly Honda City in India. It can do what i20 has did in the premium hatchback segment.


Source: 2011 Hyundai Verna (Accent) Debutting At Beijing Auto Show | Autoholiks

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Old 21st April 2010, 19:45   #2
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It sure does look good! I always like the Verna but for the looks. I'm sure this will bring in more volumes to Hyundai if launched in India. Having said that the current gen Verna sells almost close to the SX4 volumes. May be Honda City volumes will change.
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This car looks much better the current gen Verna sold in India. Since the Verna sales are at an all time low i am sure Hyundai India will be in a hurry to get this car here.

Hyundai please do not mess the dynamics this time again, the current gen Verna has everything right except styling and dynamics. And Yes we need an even more powerful diesel.
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I doubt if Hyundai would stop the current Verna. They might reduce the price and bring it below/at par with the Fiesta and bring the new Verna at the City range.

This is keeping in mind that the old Accent is still in production.
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I doubt if Hyundai would stop the current Verna. They might reduce the price and bring it below/at par with the Fiesta and bring the new Verna at the City range.
I feel the City is overpriced and at price the new Verna might not be accepted. The volumes for current Verna comes from the CRDi variant and pricing the current car close to Fiesta will mean killing the i20 CRDi sales.
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The design seems to be heavily influenced by the Honda City -the front like the ANHC and the back(especially the tail-lamps) like the NHC.
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That looks much better...

Hyundai seems to have hired some good designers!!
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The market is clearly eager for a competent sedan in the 8-10 lacs category, posing some competition to the city maybe. If the new verna has better road handling, and contemporary looks, its a sure winner.
I can see that the sedans list is slated to grow over the next year!
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The new Verna does look influenced by the City like what some have said. This car may be priced in the same range as well. My guess is that its time to bid adieu to the Accent. The existing Verna will be offered at a lower price and all focus will be on this one. Any idea when its due in India?
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I would think it will come to India as soon as possible. A little firming up of the suspension and a stonking diesel under the hood this should kill the city for good.
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Me too. Looks so much like the ANHC.
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For me most of the design looks similar to ANHC.

Finally a change in the design of Verna.
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It'll be great if they can bring this to India. It looks good. I also believe that it can upstage the Linea and the City. All things said and done, the City has tremendous brand appeal in India, and the only way this can beat the City is by offering equally fuel efficient and powerful motors at a slightly less price, backed with better features and interiors.

We, the enthusiasts, might demand better dynamics than the current Verna, but the majority, who will actually buy the car, will be sold on the things mentioned above. Dynamics never really mattered in India.

Meanwhile, I'll go and buy the T-jet Linea(to be launched soon, I presume), which in my opinion, looks better in it's current avatar than this Verna . It'll surely be as good (if not better) as the new Verna.
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They mated it with the City now!
Heard it doesn't look great in real life but with 125bhp diesel (or is it 116bhp ?) will you complain?
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The design seems to be heavily influenced by the Honda City -the front like the ANHC and the back(especially the tail-lamps) like the NHC.
I feel the design is influenced more by Toyota than Honda. Especially the front grills and curved lights.
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