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Old 16th May 2011, 08:19   #1
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Default Bringing home the Fluidic Verna CRDi SX(O)

Finally, I got it home!

After much speculations, discussions, debates and arguments, I decided on the New Verna CRDi 1.6 SX(O) White. The dealer principal happened to be a very good friend of mine, and the premium that I eventually had to pay for a on-the-spot delivery was far lower than the going market rates. Cruze lost out on late deliveries, and Skoda Laura on horror after-sales stories (Cannot risk it - especially when the car is meant for my parents).

The sweet white Verna was waiting in the 'Delivery Celebrations' area outside the showroom when we arrived. The ribbons were being tied, and a couple of excited sales persons were fiddling with the stereo and bluetooth controls. I could see that the 3M sun-protection film I had asked for had been neatly installed on the windows are read windscreen.

Post formalities, I was handed over the keys to my now-proud possession. I fiddled with the seat and steering wheel adjustments to get a near-perfect driving position. The power button fired the engine up, but Wow - it is inaudible. Absolutely no noise. It's either the insulation, or the engine IS silent. And there isn't any real noise even beyond 2k rpm. My parents were very impressed with this, as well as the other NVH levels.

Rear sear wasn't any concern to them, since we are not too tall. My mom is happy with the leather seats, and I was very happy with the power - it surges with urgency beyond 2,000 rpm and there isn't any irritating turbo lag like in the Cruze. The clutch action is very smooth (another problem in Cruze) and the six gears make cruising more refined, keeping the revs low.

Interiors are excellent for the car this price.Mostly everything falls within reach. The tank is 43 liters, and hence a tankful in Surat is close to Rs. 1800. I presume a tankful should return a range of 650-700 kms of mix highway-city run. The roads in Surat are excellent, and bumper-to-bumper is hardly the case. Fuel cost of 2.75/km isn't bad, especially looking at the price of petrol today.

Bluetooth pairing works like charm, and so does the reversing camera. It gets into action as soon as you engage the reverse gear. The glove box is cooled, good for stuffing chocolates at best.

We miss bottle holders at the back, and the top lip of the boot is way too high. Reversing camera is such a necessity in this car! Steering is very light, but works well for me. Seating upfront is good. Oh, and it is a looker. Never have I seen the passer-bys and other car owners taking such great notice of a new Hyundai! I could almost hear the oohs and wows. Probably, a novelty factor would stay for a month or two, until the car goes common on the streets.

Initial fuel efficiency report and other points would follow soon. Thanks everyone.
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Old 16th May 2011, 08:23   #2
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Hey congrats! I personally checked out the car on Saturday. The best thing I liked was the interiors!

All the very best. Please do keep us updated.

Edit: Does the 16 inch wheels come only with SX(O)?

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Congratulations Mathranik. Probably the first proud owner of the New Verna in T-Bhp.

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Congrats mathranik. I just finished reading the review of the new verna and came across this. The car is a stunner. Wish you miles of happiness. Btw, how long was the waiting period?
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Nice pictures and congratulations on your new Verna.
Let us know about your experiences on handling and steering feedback. Is it similar to EPS feedback in i20?
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Congrats mathranik!

The car is such a head-turner. Please post more pictures as well as ownership experience.

Wishing you many many happy miles ahead.

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Congrats on the fluidic Verna.It is really a stunner when compared to plane jane previous versions of verna.The twin tail pipes look awesome.First one in Team Bhp.Happy miles ahead.Drive safe.Do update .
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Congrats on the new car!

The new Verna definitely looks a class apart.

Looking at the boot, the reverse camera certainly is a necessity. Do all variants have it and reverse sensors? How is the camera clarity at night?

Although the car is still in the run-in period, did you try engaging the 6th? Any advantage/disadvantage of that?

And lastly, what is the OTR price?

Have a great ownership period!

PS : Some more pics!
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Congrats on the New Verna. Wishing you a happy ownership.

The new Verna is a stunner as far as looks are concerned, the best from Hyundai till date (IMO). I too did check out the new Verna and found the following things better than the previous Verna

1) Seats -: They have more underthigh support and feel more comfortable
2) Fab interiors
3) Equipment level (Airbags included)
4) Exterior looks.
5) Engine options
6) Ergonomics are far improved over the old Verna

The rear seats are still very lowly placed just like other sedans from Hyundai and could be a problem for old people who are not really short.

More PICS please.
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Congrats on owning this beauty. Hope to read a detailed review.
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Congratulations ! So this would make it the FIRST "All New Verna" on T- Bhp, that too the top end model !! I am sure it is a hoot to drive. How much better is this over the older Verna diesel ??

Hope you enjoy the car & do keep the thread posted.




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Thank you very much, everyone! Guess it is the first one of T-Bhp.

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Congratulations ! So this would make it the FIRST "All New Verna" on T- Bhp, that too the top end model !! I am sure it is a hoot to drive. How much better is this over the older Verna diesel ??

Hope you enjoy the car & do keep the thread posted.




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It is vastly improved over the older Verna, with the better engine and dynamics. Of course, the interiors are vastly improved too.

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Congrats on the new car!

The new Verna definitely looks a class apart.

Looking at the boot, the reverse camera certainly is a necessity. Do all variants have it and reverse sensors? How is the camera clarity at night?

Although the car is still in the run-in period, did you try engaging the 6th? Any advantage/disadvantage of that?

And lastly, what is the OTR price?

Have a great ownership period!

PS : Some more pics!
Yes, all the variants have the reverse sensors, but I guess only SX and SX(O) have the camera as well. 6th gear at 80 kmph makes it an effortless cruiser. I drove the car for around 90 kms yesterday and realized this. I think both 5th and 6th gear are overdrive, although I might be wrong.

OTR Surat - 11,36,000 with 3rd year extended warranty.

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Nice pictures and congratulations on your new Verna.
Let us know about your experiences on handling and steering feedback. Is it similar to EPS feedback in i20?
Haven't driven the i20 ever, so I cannot comment on that. Steering is very light and precise. Handling is on the sedate side. Not for the enthusiasts, but very reassuring.

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Congrats mathranik. I just finished reading the review of the new verna and came across this. The car is a stunner. Wish you miles of happiness. Btw, how long was the waiting period?
I paid a slight premium, and got it the same day! The waiting period otherwise is 2-3 months.

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Hey congrats! I personally checked out the car on Saturday. The best thing I liked was the interiors!

All the very best. Please do keep us updated.

Edit: Does the 16 inch wheels come only with SX(O)?
SX also comes with the 16-inch wheels.
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Congrats on this beauty, it looks lovely in white.

Please post on your ownership experience as the kms build.

I am also looking at buying it in the near future with petrol costs the way they are.

Cheers mate!
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Congrats mate... The Verna looks awesome.. IMO, the ANHC was quite a looker in this segment. ANHV is the new leader now.

Btw, how is the cooling of AC? I believe its around 40 degrees in Surat now. Perhaps you're in a best situation to comment on the effectiveness of AC.

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@ mathranik: The car looks stunning in white. Is this the first new Verna in your city? How much did it cost you OTR?

Congrats and enjoy your car!
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