Hyundai has launched the new-gen Verna in India. The Verna will be a key offering from HMIL. The new Hyundai Verna has a starting price tag of INR 10.89 lakh (ex-showroom). This goes all the up to INR 17.38 lakh. The all-new Verna will come equipped with ADAS Level 2 features. Under the Hyundai SmartSense suite, the sedan will get front and rear radar-based ADAS features.
The car comes with a new design, new interiors and new powertrains. Amongst those, the more interesting one is the 1.5-litre turbo petrol motor which is the go-to choice if you want performance. But how does it fare against competition? Let us take a look at the same.
2023 Hyundai Verna Turbo Engine Specifications
The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine in the new Verna packs in quite a punch. This motor develops 158 BHP and 253 Nm. Hyundai offers a choice of either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
Skoda Slavia Engine options and Performance
Skoda offers a choice of turbo petrol motors with the Slavia. These include the 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder TSI and the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TSI. The former makes 113 BHP and 178 Nm while the latter is good for 148 BHP and 250 Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual for both engines and an optional 6-speed AT for the 1.0-litre and a 7-speed dual clutch for the 1.5 TSI.
Volkswagen Virtus Engine options and Performance
Both Skoda and Volkswagen share engines in their sedan offerings. That said there is little difference in the numbers. The same 1.0-litre motor in the Virtus 113 BHP and 175 Nm while the 1.5-litre makes the same 148 BHP and 250 Nm.
In terms of gearbox options, the same have been carried over from the Skoda. These include a 6-speed manual on both the engines. Meanwhile the 1.0 TSI gets the 6-speed AT and the 1.5 TSI comes with a 7-speed DCT as optional.