Hyundai Motors in March 2023, launched the all-new 6th generation Verna, and it shocked the world when it introduced features that none of it’s rivals got, and they nailed the pricing to make sure that only Verna dominates this segment. Shockingly, the 6th Gen Verna has some pros and cons that makes you consider your decision on whether you should opt for the new Verna or opt to buy other sedan. Here are all the pro’s and con’s of Hyundai Verna –
Hyundai Verna (6th Gen) Pro’s
Segment Exclusive Features
Hyundai Verna was always a feature-loaded sedan and when Hyundai launched the next-gen update for Verna, it got some segment exclusive features like the front heated and ventilated seats, powered driver seats, front parking sensors, and hands-free boot release.
Best ADAS Features
The Hyundai Verna at the moment is the only sedan other the Honda City to feature ADAS in this segment. It comes with some best ADAS features like the rear collision avoidance, safe exit, and blind spot collision avoidance.
Big in Dimensions & Great Road Presence
The 6th Gen Hyundai Verna has the segment’s longest wheelbase resulting in more space in the rear for passengers to seat very comfortably. It also has a very good road presence as at the front it has connecting light bar and connected LED taillights at the rear to emphasize it’s width.
Powerful & Fuel Efficient Turbo Petrol Engine
At the launch of Hyundai Verna (6th Gen), it was offered a new 1.5 L turbo petrol engine that not only pumps out highest power output in this segment of 157 bhp and torque output equal to the Honda City of 253 Nm, but it’s very fuel efficient as well as it’s give you 20.60 kmpl for DCT Gearbox, and 20 kmpl for Manual Gearbox.
Hyundai Verna was priced competitively against it’s rivals given the amount of features, and performance it offers especially for the turbo variants. This pricing undercuts the Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia, and Honda City by decent margin making their pricing attractive while offering more than they’re offering at a higher price point.
Hyundai Verna’s (6th Gen) Con’s –
IVT Gearbox not for S variant
Hyundai offers Verna with IVT (or CVT) Gearbox for SX and SX (O) variants only. Hyundai should’ve offered the Verna with IVT Gearbox for S variant as well as it’s make it a bit more accessible and fairly loaded with features.
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available for IVT and Turbo-Manual Variant
The new Verna is offered with Level 2 ADAS and is equipped with IVT, Manual, and DCT Gearbox. However, the IVT, and Turbo Manual Variant does not come with Adaptive Cruise Control, and Stop and Go Traffic Assist ADAS feature, it is exclusive to only Turbo Petrol DCT variant. The Honda City offers Adaptive Cruise Control, and Stop and Go Traffic Assist ADAS feature even with Manual variants.
Entry-Level Variant Misses Crucial Safety Feature
While the next-gen Hyundai Verna currently is the only sedan in it’s segment to offer six airbags as standard, it misses out on some safety features which it’s rivals doesn’t such as the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Traction Control, and Hill Start Assist.
DCT Gearbox Less Reliability
Dual-Clutch Gearbox has been available in India for a decade now, but it’s yet to prove just how reliable it is. The DCT Transmission is not known for long-term reliability and the gearbox offered with the new Verna is also yet to prove it’s reliability. Just like other DCT Gearboxes, it is inclined to extreme heating, and wear & tear in the long term.
While there is no doubt that the Hyundai Verna (6th Gen) is very feature-loaded sedan in it’s segment, however, it still misses out on few features which is expected from a car at Rs. 17.38 lakh price, like the 360-degree camera, puddle lamps, Wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto.