While the launch of 2017 Hyundai verna is awaited by many in India, the Korean carmaker has officially let out a teaser of the same to amuse these enthusiasts. From this, few details have been revealed though not all of them. The facelifted mid-size sedan was launched in China last year. But the Indian spec model will resemble Hyundai Solaris that was unveiled in Russia earlier this year and not the China one. Hyundai verna 2017 will be manufactured at the company facility in Chennai from where it will also be exported to other global markets. The launch is expected to be in the month of August this year.
Much similar to the Elantra, Hyundai verna too has been developed on the company’s latest Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design Philosophy. The exteriors get cascade grille in chrome, projector headlamps with LED DLRs, circular fog lamps, protruding bonnet with character lines and a revised bumper in the front while rear has split LED tail lights, boot mounted spoiler and a new design to boast of when compared to its siblings. Presence of new 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels gives the new sedan the look of a coupe.
Dimensions have been changed compared to its predecessor; thereby making this new sedan longer by 15mm and wider by 29mm. The wheelbase has also been increased by 10mm altogether providing more room inside the cabin. However, these revisions have increased overall weight of the sedan only by 10kg which is astounding. Thanks to the usage of high tensile steel that keeps the sedan lighter yet brawny in nature. An updated chassis contributes to lesser noise as well thereby promising improved dynamics.
Interiors are expected to get dual tone cabin that features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirror link, heated front seats, navigation system, start stop function and many more to challenge its rivals like Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City 2017 and Skoda Rapid in the market. Safety features like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, emergency braking system, rear view camera are also heard to be available in the Indian spec Verna 2017.
The new subcompact sedan is believed to come in both powertrains of 1.4L and 1.6L motors as similar to the outgoing model. Price is expected to range between Rs.9 lakh and Rs.14 lakh, while we will have to wait to know what is in store, until Hyundai officially lets out more details.
Tata Motors launched the limited edition Tiago Wizz in the country at a price of Rs.4.52 lakh for the Petrol variant and Rs.5.30 lakh for the Diesel variant (both ex-showroom prices, Delhi).
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari warned the automobile industry to come up with advanced technology to develop vehicles using alternative fuels instead of petrol and diesel. He also pointed out that he wanted the pollution and import bill to be reduced in the country. At the 57th annual event organized by SIAM to discuss on various programmes for the Automobile Industry, the Transport Minister clearly warned the auto makers that without choice, they will have to move to production of vehicles that run on electricity, bio-diesel, ethanol and compressed natural gas; else he will bulldoze the existing fuel setup completely that is polluting the country. He also added that the government has a crystal clear policy to reduce the import bills of crude oil and arrest pollution to a great extent.
• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017
• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model
• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately
Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.
Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.