Comparing – 2017 Hyundai Verna vs. Old Model


The last gen Verna was a big player for Hyundai as it helped the Korean manufacturer attain the top spot in that particular segment. However, eventually, the model started to lose out to the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Honda City. But, things could change with the launch of the new 2017 Hyundai Verna sedan in India.

The new gen Verna has not only got new looks but it is overall a new car both inside and out. It has got more features, more powerful engines and what not. Here we are comparing the old model with the new one.

New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Model Comparison – Exterior Design Comparison

new 2017 Hyundai Verna is built on the current model but also includes design touches that are in line with Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The new model will have projector headlamps with LED DRLs, a new hexagonal chrome grille with Hyundai’s new signature cascading design and a rear reminiscent of the new Elantra sedan. The bonnet looks flatter now and the car looks a lot wider than the current model.

The new look Hyundai Verna 2017 model will come with split tail lamps that are a lot sleeker that ongoing model. Other new exterior features include: new rear view mirrors and new alloy wheels. Overall, the new model has a more dominant three box profile and looks more mature.

New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Model Interior Design Comparison

The interior of the 2017 Verna is simple with more elegant lines. The steering wheel design is same as the Elite i20’s and the centre console is inspired from new Hyundai models. It will also get a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system and black interiors with silver highlights. We expect more features like navigation, reverse parking camera, sunroof etc. The new car will be more spacious.

New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs old Model – Specifications


The current set of 1.6-litre diesel engines have been carried forward to the new 2017 model Verna. The petrol engine makes 121BHP power and 158Nm torque. The 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine makes 126BHP power and 260Nm torque. Both engines come mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In this way, the old model offered more engine and powertrain options.

New 2017 Hyundai Verna Petrol Specifications
Engine 1.6-Litre Petrol
Max. Power 121 bhp
Peak Torque 155 Nm
Transmission 6-Speed Manual/6-speed Automatic
Kerb Weight  ~ 1050 KGs
Fuel Mileage 15.92 – 17.70 KMPL


New 2017 Hyundai Verna Diesel Specifications
Engine 1.6-Litre Diesel
Max. Power 126 bhp
Peak Torque 265 Nm
Transmission 6-Speed Manual/6-speed Automatic
Kerb Weight  ~ 1100 KGs
Fuel Mileage 21.02 – 24.75 KMPL


New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Model – Mileage Comparison

Model New 2017 Hyundai Verna Old Hyundai Verna
Petrol Mileage 15.92 – 17.70 KMPL 17.4 KMPL
Diesel Mileage 21.02 – 24.75 KMPL 23.9-24.8 KMPL^



The old 1.6-litre engines, which have been kept same in the new Verna, have almost the same mileage figures as the earlier model.

New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Model – Dimensions

  2017 Hyundai Verna Current Hyundai Verna
Length 4,380 mm 4,375 mm
Width 1,728 mm 1,700 mm
Height 1,460 mm 1,475 mm
Wheelbase 2,600 mm 2,570 mm


The new 2017 model Hyundai Verna is bigger than the earlier car in terms of overall dimensions. An increase in wheelbase will lead to an increase in legroom. It is also wider than the outgoing model, which means new Verna’s rear will be more spacious.

New 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Old Comparison Verdict

Of course, the new 2017 Hyundai Verna looks a lot more promising than the current model. The issues in the ongoing model are rectified in the new model while keeping all the popular attributes that make this sedan a great buy. This new model will challenge for the top place once again.

Design: The new model looks more impressive thanks to its mature design, cleaner lines and increased dimensions. The interior looks better and is improved in quality.

Features: The model gets many new features like sunroof, ventilated seats and a touchscreen infotainment system.

Specifications: The new car gets re-tuned versions of the 1.6 liter petrol and diesel engines of the ongoing model. The 2017 model, both the engines provide 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic transmission choices.

Prices: Prices are slightly increased. But, it is still competitive.

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