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Old 24th June 2010, 13:38   #106
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So, is Hyundai going to sell the new Verna alongside the old Verna and the Accent?
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Really a half-hearted attempt from Hyundai.

The pointed headlights and after-market style front bumper do not go well with the overall looks of the car.

I feel bad for the front bumper. Poor fellow is always the first one to take the hit (pun intended) during these transformations.

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The new Hyundai Verna is launched officially in India. It i nowhere close to the Verna being launched in Korea. Just some basic facelift on the front grille, back lights look ordinary again
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Really a half-hearted attempt from Hyundai.

The pointed headlights and after-market style front bumper do not go well with the overall looks of the car.

I feel bad for the front bumper. Poor fellow is always the first one to take the hit (pun intended) during these transformations.

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Its shocking that despite all feedback from people and in spite of the nature and features of competition, Hyundai doesn't improve upon the handling, ride and suspension front. Looks are subjective, so may not affect as much( only to some extent). But features? No Steering mounted controls! No air bags. The base model might be cheaper than SX4, but the higher end though cheaper by some 20 odd Ks lacks the above two important features! And missing air bags is ridiculous! Even Micra is supposed to give it.

I do not understand the marketing strategy. I guess they are not interested in selling sedans in India!

And as far as ride, handling and suspension is concerned, i don't think they ahve the competency. Otherwise they would have corrected long time ago isn't it?

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I completely agree with you i Pai, airbags should have been standard on the top end model. Im not a fan of hyundai cars at all, but atleast take a hint from the i 20 with respect to certain safety and comfort features considering the top end model is almost 9L OTR. Simple features like steering controls , 6 airbags atleast as an option would have been a good thing to boost the already sagging sales and it would have also helped in making a solid base for the all new Verna which will be coming in 2011.

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So you love it only for the engine right (and that has to be the diesel)?
Yeah. The diesel is the best performer in its class isn't it?
I like the interiors too.
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Yes, this was raised as a point by SidIndica, about how there were a large number of Verna's that got involved in crashes, and if I can recall correctly, most of them were diesels. While I think that is not any proof, but I hate Hyundai for getting rid of the rear discs surreptitiously.
Its so irritating that a car of such class doesn't offer class leading safety, when car(S) half the price offer the same.
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Old 24th June 2010, 16:17   #112
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Hyundai is suffering from dual personality disorder as a car maker. 6 air bags in a lower segment model and nil airbags in a more powerful higher segment model..!!
The grill inserts look like some one has knocked them down and about to fall.! Or is it something like an a/c vent which can be moved up and down?No idea why car makers are coming up with such crap looking designs.

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the photos

the front end. actually it looks pretty better from this angle in person. But still I cannot digest it..
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-1.jpg

new front grill with lip-locking feature..yummy..
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-2.jpg

sharp eye headlamps and new round fog lights
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-3.jpg

tear drop shape, reminds me of 1998 santro.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-4.jpg

new fog lights
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-5.jpg

didnt know what to call..lol
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-6.jpg

thoda sa niche se
ek shot, looks ugly to me still
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-7.jpg

front 3 quarter profile
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-8.jpg

VGT badging, indicator has been moved and replaced with side moulding
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-9.jpg

new OSRVM with LED turn signals
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-10.jpg

side profile, the car can look good with a side skirt and 205 size tyres on 15" wheels. 14" alloys look puny and malnourished.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-11.jpg

new clear lens rear tail lamp, typical quirky Korean look.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-12.jpg

new chrome tipped exhaust looks cool.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-13.jpg

rear reflector at the middle of rear bumper.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-14.jpg

new 2 tone body colour plus chrome rear license plate garnish
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-15.jpg

SX CRDI, the top end model. ABS standard.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-16.jpg

left taillamp.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-17.jpg

rear 3 quarter profile.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-18.jpg

new rear bumper with integrated faux diffuser look upmarket and reduce the visual bulk.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-19.jpg

rear side profile.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-20.jpg
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Hyundai provides airbags in i20 and even in i10 but not in Verna . Thats because I think they don't export any Verna out of india. So providing a verna with airbags means further development costs for them.

Verna sells solely because of its engines and sedan lovers out there.
And some stupid guy would buy it minus the airbags and pay a hefty 10L for some variants. I dont know how the sales guy would be pitching top end i20/verna about safety aspect to the same customer.
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more pics

interiors are the same. no changes except the whole backlit illumination is blue instead of green. door pads
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-21.jpg

the one new bit is a new instrument cluster design. blue backlit from earlier green. SX gets trip computer standard, base models just get normal trip meters.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-22.jpg

2 din audio system with CD/MP3 player and a seperate remote is standard. No USB/aux provided. the same audio is now optional on base models.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-23.jpg

automatic climate control only standard on top end SX models
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-24.jpg

same high quality dash, bland design pretty dated.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-25.jpg

rear seating is low, legroom decent.fabric reeks of quality.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-26.jpg

co driver side view of the dash. NO airbags standard on any model.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-27.jpg

front side shot-doesn't it remind you of 1998 santro?
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-28.jpg

luggage net standard on SX.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-29.jpg

crdi engine 1.5 110 ps, the road rocket and the reason for vena's success.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-30.jpg

just love this font and the cover!
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-31.jpg

yet another shot
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-32.jpg

or another one? colour is blushing red, same as in I10.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-33.jpg

deep ocean blue. reminded me of disney's uncle scrooge who may have designed.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-34.jpg

deep ocean blue CVVT petrol
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-35.jpg

silver one...reminded me of flintstones perhaps? droopy eyes and lip licked grille?
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-36.jpg

close up shot of a car-toon. geesh..hyundai..why have you messed up?
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-37.jpg

silver verna's rear looks pretty nice.
New Verna Sooner than you Expect: Launched as Verna Transform-c-38.jpg

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Old 24th June 2010, 17:30   #116
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So, is Hyundai going to sell the new Verna alongside the old Verna and the Accent?
the old verna is discontinued, replaced by the verna transform you see in the pics.

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The new Hyundai Verna is launched officially in India. It i nowhere close to the Verna being launched in Korea. Just some basic facelift on the front grille, back lights look ordinary again
the fluidic sculpture verna is NOT yet launched in Korea, in fact, China will get this model first. The same verna transform is on sale in Korea.

See this link: ????? :: ??

OT: Pics of I20 1.4 AT BS 4. only comes in asta trim. No sunroof and 6 airbags option in AT.
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Would have looked somewhat better had it been a black grill, IMO!!!

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Would have looked somewhat better had it been a black grill, IMO!!!

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Absolutely, you did well with this mod. In fact the grill is the worst bit about the redesign. It looks like Hyundai rummaged through it's mid-nineties parts bin to get this.
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the photos
I liked the interiors more. The Console is bland.
It really needs side skirts. Well, it has front, doesn't it ?
Tail lamp assembly is good.

I'm sure it will look good in Black and White colors.

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Thats because I think they don't export any Verna out of india.
There are plenty of Vernas here. Same design as in India. Only LHD I'm not sure if they are getting exported out of India or Korea, to the USA.
Lets see if there are any takers for the new design here. Is this is global face lift or only for India.

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Would have looked somewhat better had it been a black grill, IMO!!!
Lol! Sid mentioned Fred Flintstone and Scrooge, this looks like Adolf Hitler man!

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As seen in the above pics, Hyundai has installed air balloons in the front and rear windsheilds to compensate for the lack of airbags.

It is as if they are mocking customers who want airbags in Verna.

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