2011 Hyundai Verna Fluid – Top Speed India

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2011 Hyundai Verna

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The timing of the Verna Fluid have been more It’s the car that represents the new a confident and bold manufacturer to take on the world. It’s as if Hyundai is rediscovering itself

Maruti Suzuki did it with the and the results are there for everyone to The new Verna is an important car for Hyundai and the Swift story won’t do the any harm. The Verna is a result of ’s newfound design mojo and prices starting from to Rs9,83,338 for the petrol variant and to Rs10,95,542 for the diesel variant New Delhi, has Hyundai done to keep the competition at bay?

A good looking Hyundai is as as elephants in the Sahara but the Verna is an exception to that and it is by far the best car in its segment. The Verna is built on an platform and its wheelbase is 70mm than the outgoing version and longer than both the City and the Volkswagen Vento. new fluidic design theme the trick for the Verna.

First up you the large and detailed headlights sweep back into the and the lines on the centre of the bonnet add to the front. But the bit that we liked the are the ‘L’-shaped fog lights which sit low down in the front bumper. The shoulder line looks and from the side too the Verna fantastic with the swooping that rises from the bumper and then runs the doors right till the

The Verna has a coupe-like look the way the C pillar falls into the The chrome-tipped twin tailpipes are a hit and at the rear there is the same of mixture of design elements as the The profile of the Verna is visually and it’s forward lunging makes it look dynamic.

it’s a design that make headlines and turn everywhere.


The fluid styling continues inside. The flows into the centre and the controls are simple and ergonomic are The sweeping dashboard, the door white backlighting for the dials, and plastic, all mark a step up the previous model. The steering is borrowed from the i20 and goes with the dashboard layout.

is reasonable storage space but not as as in some of its competitors. The interior and workmanship is good and there any issues with the fit and finish. The feel up-market and more than before but the quality of aren’t as premium as the VW Vento.

You instantly get this sense of because of the 2570mm wheelbase and is sufficient legroom for both and rear passengers. The flat at the rear makes it easier for occupants and for a car that competes the Honda City and the VW Vento the certainly feels roomy.

The about the interiors is the extensive list and with the 1.6-litre you get keyless entry, rear sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, control, steering mounted controls, an iPod-ready music and rear disc brakes. On top of all the SX trim level comes electrically foldable out-side view mirrors, a reverse cooled glovebox and alloy The top-of-the line SX optional gets ABS with EBD and leather

The 1.4 variants come without airbags, rear disc and fog lamps.

Engine and performance

The new gets a massive engine Four to be precise. A 1.4-litre and Gamma petrol and similar U-II diesel.

The 1.6-litre VGT aided diesel engine a class-leading 128PS@4000rpm and a massive of max torque between 1900 to However these figures make the Verna a sub 10second rocket and100kmph is only in under 11seconds. This is good enough to beat the and the SX4.

The tall gearing aids efficiency but blunts outright Power delivery however is and power builds up in a gentle (unlike the outgoing model) and the boasts a strong powerband gives it excellent drivability. You experience any major turbo lag and is a versatile motor. There is an between a 6-speed manual and a automatic gearbox.

The manual is smooth and precise and the ARAI fuel efficiency figure of further sweetens the deal.

The CRDI engine is the same as the i20 and 90PS@4000rpm and 220Nm of torque 1750 to2750rpm. This is a engine with a strong and at lower revs too there is torque and you don’t feel the to keep on working with the manual gearbox. There is clatter but this is a refined and while the performance of the smaller 1.4 isn’t as strong as the 1.6 engine, it is enough for both the city and the

With an ARAI claimed efficiency of 23.50kmpl, the 1.4-litre engine is the most fuel diesel sedan in its segment.

the diesel, the 1.6-litre petrol is all new. The Gamma series is refined and produces 123PS@6300 rpm 259Nm of torque @1900-2750rpm, this the most powerful car in its 100kmph is completed in under and while this is not a slow we expected more from twin overhead cam, valve timing engine. A engine trait though is the power delivery and strong and top end.

The engine remains at high revs and it wouldn’t be wrong to suggest that the is almost Japanese in its behaviour. You get an of a 5-speed automatic and manual and the Verna delivers an ARAI 17kmpl.

The 1.4 petrol develops at 6300rpm and 135Nm of torque at While the performance isn’t its point, it is a refined and relaxed There is only an option of a manual gearbox and the 1.4-litre has an ARAI claimed fuel of 17.5kmpl.

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The Verna has the MacPherson struts at the front and a bar at the rear suspension setup. The is soft side and works well on rough roads results in good ride Passenger comfort is high and quality is probably best in with noise suppression the cabin so good that the is barely audible.

The suspension damping is typically and the Verna glides over potholes and the suspension doesn’t

For city driving you’ll the Verna’s electrically powered It’s light and perfect for the crowded streets. For more style of driving the steering … and offers absolutely no and you feel disconnected. Sharp inputs at high speeds dangerous and the soft suspension body roll.

The powerful engine also results in a torque steer. Straight-line too isn’t as good as the Vento or the Cornering is tidy but this is no Fiesta and the Verna doesn’t flat suggesting the suspension setup for enthusiastic driving.

there is ample grip the wide 195/55-R16 Bridgestone


The current leader is the Vento with its class build quality, German ride and handling and refined Honda has reduced the prices of the to generate interest and the City’s engine is still the best in the Ride and handling is pretty as well. The Maruti Suzuki SX4 refined torquey engines, its and handling too is good and you get low cost of associated with Maruti

Ford has launched the new Fiesta offers best in class and handling, styling is only to the Verna and the engines are refined and not on performance. The Chevrolet Optra is in the same segment.


The is definitely the best styled of the lot and the alone is reason enough for you to it. It rides well, interior is good for five passengers and it with the most exhaustive list in the segment. These are enough reasons for you to buy the Verna but is no car for enthusiasts, the interiors quality too as good as its competitors and you get an uninvolving experience.

But most buyers in segment aren’t too bothered that, what will attract buyers are the four powertrains which are refined a strong punch in their

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