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Old 28th August 2023, 10:36   #406
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Re: 2023 Hyundai Verna Review

Haha good point.
I have opted for both the packages for my i20 N Line DCT and yet to go for second service. I am planning to stick to the book on maintenance schedule. AFAIK, sticking to this schedule ensures your warranty is in tact, correct?
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Old 28th August 2023, 11:00   #407
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I was supposed to get my car serviced on Saturday, but looking at the queue outside the service center, I turned back. Have rescheduled the service for a week day now.

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If you are someone who would go through all the items put by the SA in every service and fight tooth and nail for items like engine chemical wash / injector clean up / windshield washer cleaner etc, I would suggest you can give the SOT a skip. If you are someone who would prefer a peace of mind during service and would go with all that SA suggests to keep your car ASS maintained, SOT is recommended. Just to give you an overall idea, all of my annual service costs remained well within 10K for my 2018 Verna and I am a bit liberal with my fight with SA.
Very well said, thank you!

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I've already taken the SOT ... and will take the extended warranty for its full duration next year.
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I have opted for both the packages ...
Will SOT cover whatever it is meant to cover for all 7 years of extended warranty? Or it covers the cost only till the standard warranty?
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Old 28th August 2023, 11:05   #408
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SOT is a running replacement package (and optionally running maintenance package). It provides coverage for 5 years.
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Old 29th August 2023, 00:41   #409
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I did my PDI today before the RTO and my SA pitched for SoT. I took the extended warranty for full 7 years (DCT and not taking chances), but if I understand correctly, SoT is to cover the cost of wear and tear items that are not covered under the warranty. Is this correct? I'm still confused whether to take SoT or not.
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I'm still confused whether to take SoT or not.
As many people have replied here, take SoT if peace of mind is more important to you than dealing with SA many times during the regular service.

However, don't be in a hurry to decide. As I understand, SoT can be taken anytime before the 1st service. So, that should give you about 2 months to make up your mind.
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2023 Verna Turbo, My thoughts & experiences 4 months & 7000km later

Greetings fellow BHPians, This is Aravinth and this is my first post on the forum. To give a brief background on myself, I'm a Final year Automobile Engineering student from chennai. I have been a avid reader of member content for quite some time and have been wanting to start writing myself so here we go...

Mine is a 2023 Verna Turbo SX(O) DCT in a rather beautiful shade of Starry Night, Fondly named it Syska...(Hint - Tube Light DRL bar joke). Took delivery of the car in the 2nd week of april, making it one of the first customer cars to be delivered in the city. Have been daily driving it for the past couple of months including some long drives twice to Pondicherry & once to Kodaikanal giving me a fair bit of time & experience with the car to gather my thoughts.

My previous car was a 2012 Fluidic Verna VTVT in a pretty shade of Purple Fantasia, in which i learnt to drive few years back and had a lot of memories with in the 11 years we (my parents) owned it. That is the car that made me switch from a front seat passenger to driver seat addict for that reason it has a sweet spot in my heart.

So, let me begin with the buying decision:

The new car bug bit me after spending a couple of years behind the wheel of the fluidic verna and given we had it for over a decade it was a logical decision to go for an upgrade. I personally am very big fan of sedans, SUVs especially the midsize ones weren't my thing albeit being the trending segment in the market. Our first car was again a Hyundai, a 2006 Santro Xing XP and i have always persued hyundai as an upmarket VFM money brand growing up and hence we upgraded the santro for the then new Fluidic Verna. So it was logical to again look into Hyundai for the next upgrade and the obvious step-up would have been Creta or Seltos given the D-segment sedans are basically extinct in the country. But both of these really didn't have an impact on me. It was late 2022 when the buzz started around the sedan segement with the launch of German twins and the Japanese hybrid. I explored hybrid as an option with the city EHEV and even took a test drive but again didn't leave an impact on me due to a variety of reasons including the significant price bump for strong hybrid, maintenance costs and the reliability of the setup considering it is in it's nascent stages atleast in India. I didn't think it was worth the step into the unknown.

A few months passed and it was Dec'22 when i landed an internship at HMIL, Sriperumbudur as part of my curriculum. That was my first time i set eyes on the upcoming verna being tested around the Manufacturing facility in it's camouflage avatar and it got me really excited and kept on pestering the employees about the details and specs of the car but as they should, they didn't reveal much but i got up close with the car starring at it multiple times when i was at Hyundai. I followed all the news and the design sketches that came out before the launch and that is when the decision for an upgrade started to become more concrete atleast in my mind. I even watched the live stream of the launch event for the first time ever. I insisted my parents spending countless hours reading articles and watching videos about the car and we finally made the booking soon after the launch.

I also test drove the Virtus GT before making the decision and though it excelled in some aspects compared to the verna, I strongly felt and i can now say with confidence that Verna is the best all rounder in the segment and one of the best choices under 25L.

Let me conclude this post with a few pros and cons according to me, Predominantly in comparison to my previous verna and the virtus GT.

PROS:
1) Right balance between comfort and performance in terms of ride, handling and performance.
2) ADAS as an assistance is a big boon in the highways especially for me as my daily route includes a fair bit of proper NH. I was skeptical at the start but it has become better now as i have a fair idea on how to use and trust it.
3) Much better DLO compared to old verna and the rear seats has been an instant hit with my parents.
4) Suspension has been set in a sweet spot, Not as floaty as previous Verna nor as stiff as the Virtus GT (My parents particularly felt it was too stiff and lacks rear seat comfort).
5) Infotainment system and the bose speakers works well and gets the job done and it is the best stock setup in the segment.
6) Drive modes actually makes a difference w.r.t throttle response, power delivery and steering feedback.
7) Fantastic sync between the engine and the DCT gearbox. It is butter smooth, seamlessly working it's way through the gears and the addition of paddles is a cherry on top.

CONS:
1) Steering feedback and accuracy is bit of a bummer as compared to virtus GT, I can't describe that feeling but it was really good but miles better than the previous verna.
2) Headlight positioning is a bit too low for my liking, it took me sometime to get used to it and the throw could have been better. I suspect an upgrade will involve pulling the entire unit out and replacing it instead of just changing the light bulbs inside. Cornering lamps work as a treat I must insist.
3) Turbo pull is a bit linear, i expected it to feel more dramatic but there is no doubt that it gathers pace effortlessly and reaches triple digit speeds in no time.
4) I got used to wireless android auto through an infotainment system upgrade in the old verna but the new one misses out on it. Now i just connect bluetooth for media and connect wired AA when i require google maps. I can't seem to trust Hyundai maps entirely.
5) Creep function of the gearbox could have been stronger, it would have served well in traffic without people behind honking continuously.

Let me conclude my first post on the forum in a positive note with a couple of images of syska from a few months back. I will do a follow up post about the couple of issues i faced with ADAS, TPMS and first service experience.

I'm also looking forward to share my Internship experience and post a few travelogues. Until then...

Happy Miles! Ciao.
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Hi fellow mates,

Has anyone installed dashcam in the new verna? Any recommendations?
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Hi Folks,

My new Verna went in for its First Service at JSP Hyundai, Madhapur, Hyderabad. It is a minimal affair with basic general check up, top ups(if required) of any liquids. Compared to my other cars at home and their ASC's, Hyundai has its own standard service process. I must appreciate the GM Service Mr. Mahantesh and Service advisor Mr. Srinivas for their patience and support. The 1st service is more a nominal process to meet the customer, get them wedded to the ASC, sell extended warranty etc. I did purchase 4th & 5th year extended warranty, 5 years super SOT for peace of mind.
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Has anyone installed dashcam in the new verna? Any recommendations?
I have ddpai z40 dual channel. Got it installed for 300/- from a local accessory shop. You can also install it on your own if you know how to do it. I didn't, so I chose to pay 300/-.

No concerns so far. I don't drive daily and have a covered parking, so didn't go for hard-wiring. I was confused between z40 and 70mai a500. Went ahead with z40 just because it has capacitor instead of lithium battery.

Performance is better than expected. I haven't tried downloading any clip yet, but I can easily read the number plates of nearby cars easily in the camera screen itself.

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Has anyone installed dashcam in the new verna? Any recommendations?
I've got the 70mai A500s Dual Channel and I'm very happy with it. It's a no nonsense budget dash cam and you can perform the installation by yourself in about 10 mins. The 70mai app is very slick to use too.
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Has anyone installed dashcam in the new verna? Any recommendations?
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I've got the 70mai A500s Dual Channel and I'm very happy with it.
Both Z40 and A500s are pretty similar in terms of features and cost. Another reason I went ahead with Z40 is because it's all black and goes well with the black verna and the black interiors.
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Re: 2023 Hyundai Verna Review

Wow!!
That was my expression and feeling, when I took Zeus(my wife's new Verna) onto the highway test run, over the weekend.

Wow delights:

1. The car handles extremely well and planted, the engine sound is barely audible
2. Bose audio kit is well calibrated for an OEM supply
3. Suspension set up with its tuning is in the sweet spot
4. ADAS was tested thoroughly and is seamless and keeps you well protected
5. Road undulations were well handled and no unwanted 'butterflies in the stomach' were felt
6. Steering in sports mode weighed right and is almost precise and pointed
7. The car is loaded with power and zips with a slight tap on the accelerator

I definitely, am convinced that I can take this for my highway jaunts which wasn't what I thought when I purchased Zeus.

Fun fact observed: A Mercedes and an Audi owner couldn't take some futuristic looking, their non-clan (read European segment ) car zipping on the ORR of Hyderabad, that they took it to racing to overtake me after few minutes of chase, I was beaming with a smile inside Zeus!

Quick cons observed:

1.Two spoke steering isn't intuitive on cognitive memory
2. Side view mirrors should be an inch larger and wider with its own blind spot section
3. Braking at times, is not precise. I might wait for the car to complete it's initial run in period before complaining, though
4. Headlights will not be adequate for night drives with rain or fog. Have to install two ditch lights with yellow lens, for sure.

Some pictures for your viewing pleasure!!
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Took delivery of my Fiery Red SX(O) DCT on Sunday and this car is a head turner! The driving so far has been very smooth. Coming from a Santro AMT, my previous daily driver, the DCT gearbox is super smooth and handles the gear changes at the blink of an eye!

The space and comfort is excellent and the car effortlessly reaches triple digit speeds. The linear power delivery of the turbo doesn't give the kick like other turbos but boy this car pushes you back when you floor the throttle!

Some of the clicks I took so far. The side profile and the front wheel view with the red calipers are my favorites!
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Some of the clicks I took so far. The side profile and the front wheel view with the red calipers are my favorites!
Nice pics and the fiery red is indeed a head turner

Is that blue sticker on the hyundai logo on the alloy wheel peelable?
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Nice pics and the fiery red is indeed a head turner

Is that blue sticker on the hyundai logo on the alloy wheel peelable?
Yes, Looks peelable and somehow i missed peeling this sticker after peeling of hundreds of other plastic stickers in the car
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