Beijing 2016: Hyundai Showcases the Next-Gen Verna Concept

At the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, Hyundai showcased a new Verna concept that could form the base for its next-generation model


Next-Gen Hyundai Verna Concept



Hyundai has showcased the Next-Gen Hyundai Verna Concept at the ongoing 2016 Beijing Motor Show. The car is based on the manufacturer's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, just like the Elite i20. The concept, however, seems like a near-production model and has a lot of elements that can remain intact.


The exterior of the car seems to carry forward a few of the current generation model's design cues. The coupe-like roofline smoothly flows into an integrated spoiler giving it a sporty silhouette. The headlights of the next-gen Verna concept are reminiscent of the Elite i20. Moreover, the front end exhibits a hexagonal frame with thick mesh-type grille. It merges into the swept-back headlamp and is underlined by an aggressive bumper layout. The sides seem to be toned down a bit and feature an understated shoulder line, twin-five-spoke alloy wheels, and doors similar to the current generation. The rear end of the Verna gets sleek taillamps along and a sporty bumper.


Hyundai hasn't revealed the interior of the next-gen Verna concept , but the car is expected to get a complete makeover. In fact, it might just draw inspiration from its larger sibling, the next-generation Elantra. Additionally, the new Verna is expected to get a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 


As far as the engines are concerned, the next-gen Verna will inherit the same set of motors from the existing car. However, there is a possibility of a 6-speed manual option with the petrol version as well, the one we have seen in the Creta. 


The Korean car maker could also introduce its 1.0-litre turbo petrol (T-GDI) motor, which it offers in the European version of i20 (Elite i20). This tiny motor will be capable of producing close to 120 horses and 170 Nm of torque.