2017 Hyundai Verna & Its Rivals

The 2017 Hyundai Verna has been teased once again! Slated to be officially launched next month, Hyundai India has a lot of expectations from this sedan. Let’s have a look at its rivals!

 Hyundai India – One of the most popular names in the Indian car market is all set to launch its next-gen 2017 Hyundai Verna next month in India. As a part of its marketing campaign, the Korean carmaker has officially shared a teaser image showcasing the interiors of the new Verna. Earlier, a teaser image showcased the exterior front grille and headlight design. And this next-gen mid-sized sedan has already grabbed a lot of attention and is trending on the leading automobile blogs and news portals.

The 2017 Hyundai Verna has been built upon the new design language which is highly inspired from its elder sibling new Hyundai Elantra. And with it, there comes a host of new smart features with improved technology, styling, design and performance. The 2017 Hyundai Verna is all set to offer a tough competition to its rival in the segment. Let’s have a close look at some of them.


Top Rivals to 2017 Hyundai Verna

2017 Honda City

Honda City has been a hot favorite in the Indian mid-sized sedan segment for close to two decades now. And then, the sixth-gen Honda City with a diesel engine gave this sedan an extended life. Adding to the fun, the 2017 Honda City continues to be an elegant and power-packed offering in the segment.

The 2017 Honda City scores full marks in the exterior and interior department considering the luxury touch, great finishing and premiumness. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best looking and stylish mid-sized sedans you can own today. The 1.5L iVTEC petrol and 1.5L iDTEC diesel engine promises a power packed driving experience.


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz




The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been recently moved to the premium Nexa dealerships with minor updates here and there. With a little wider and slightly longer wheelbase than the Honda City, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz looks bigger on the roads. And when there is a brand tag of Maruti Suzuki, you don’t have to worry a lot.

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sports a dynamic exterior with projector headlights and LED daytime running lights. The chrome work adds a premiumness, which is continued on the inside as well. You would get a feeling on premium and luxury sedan on the inside of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The 1.4L petrol engine and SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) powered diesel engine performs their duties well.


2017 Skoda Rapid


An amazing fact to share – The 2017 Skoda Rapid has beaten the existing Hyundai Verna for the fifth month in a row in this year in terms of sales in India. Yes, you have heard it right. The updated 2017 Rapid has been the third best-selling C-Segment sedan in Indian between Jan’17 to May’17. However, the top 2 positions is still ruled by Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

The updated Skoda Rapid gets a lot of improvements and high-tech features like the Hill Hold Control (HHC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), soft-touch boot release button and reversing camera, which makes it a great deal. The on-road performance is promised by the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, that don’t compromises with performance. If you are planning to buy a mid-sized sedan, this one is worth giving a test drive.


Volkswagen Vento



The German automaker has a tough rival for the all-new 2017 Hyundai Verna. The updated line of Volkswagen Vento sedan is capable enough to attract a lot of young buyers. This mid-sized sedan has everything you look in a value for money car to drive or to be driven-in. Volkswagen has made no mistakes while working on this sedan.

The VW Vento scores full marks in terms of engine refinement and performance. The exterior design isn’t too much flaunty or dynamic, but is still decent in terms of appearance and overall looks. Available with three engine options, the 1.2 TSI, the 1.6-litre MPI petrol, and the 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine, the Volkswagen Vento is worth a look.

Which sedan do you think is capable enough to compete with the all-new next-gen 2017 Hyundai Verna? Do share your thoughts and comments in the section below.