Hyundai launches Verna CX to take on Honda City

Autocar India
First Published: 12:40 IST(16/1/2014)
Last Updated: 13:41 IST(16/1/2014)
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With the introduction of the Honda's new fourth-generation City, the mid-size sedan segment is witnessing a lot of action. Now, Hyundai is getting ready to improve its line-up here by launching a new CX variant of the Verna. The CX will only be available on the smaller 1.4 CRDi diesel engine and will sit between the EX and SX models.
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The Verna CX will reportedly borrow features like automatic climate control, electrically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors with turn indicators, two-DIN audio system with Bluetooth compatibility, steering-mounted audio controls, electro-chromatic rear view mirror, rear parking sensors with camera, ABS and driver-side airbag from the higher SX variant. We estimate a Rs. 9.5-lakh price tag for the Hyundai Verna CX. 

This new CX variant of the Verna 1.4 CRDi improves the value offering and gives buyers a wider choice of models to choose from. The company has also recently give the entire Verna range a mild update, with top-end models getting new design alloy wheels, projector headlamps, LED daytime-running lights and illuminated switches inside the cabin. Hopefully, these measures will give the Verna an edge against its newest rival, Honda's new City.

 


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