The next generation Hyundai Verna/Accent has been unveiled for the Canadian market. It is quite similar to the car we saw unveiled for the Chinese market and sports the same design cues as the larger next generation Elantra.
The face is dominated by the latest design of the Hyundai grille, projector headlamps and chrome bezel for the fog lamps. The side profile is quite similar to that of the current car but with the lines looking squarer to keep it in line with the Korean automaker’s design philosophy. The rear gets a black base for the bumper and larger wrap around tail lamps.
The cabin appears to be a lower spec model of Elantra with contrast coloured plastics for the infotainment system as well as contrast coloured inserts for the seats and doors. The Canadian market gets the car with the 1.6-litre petrol engine which can be had with a six-speed AT/MT. It also get extra safety options to meet the Canadian safety standards.
The Indian market will get this car by the end of this year. It is expected get the same design, engine options but with new underpinnings that are found in the new Elantra that was launched here last year. When launched, it will take on the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Nissan Sunny as well as SUVs like the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the Hyundai Creta.