The South Korean Automaker is all-set to heat-up the C-segment sedan segment in India with the 5th generation of its Verna sedan. With its official bookings already started, the 2017 Hyundai Verna will be officially launched on 22nd August, and will be made available for its pre-booked customers within a few days of its official rollout.
With a price tag expected between Rs. 8 lacs to13 lacs (ex-showroom), the new Verna with dynamic styling, attractive exteriors, power-packed performance and premium interiors is going to offer tough time to its rivals, mainly the 2017 Honda City and the 2017 Maruti Ciaz.
If you are planning to buy a new sedan and are confused between the upcoming Hyundai Verna 2017 and Maruti Ciaz 2017, here is something interesting for you. Read on for a quick comparison review of these sedans.
Hyundai Verna 2017 vs. Maruti Ciaz 2017
Exterior Design & Looks
Talking about the exteriors, both Hyundai Verna 2017 and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2017 score full marks. We can’t come to a situation where we can easily state that one of these cars is better than the other in terms of exterior design and looks.
The 2017 Verna’s looks are inspired from its elder brother Hyundai Elantra. Its sporty exterior design is supported by chrome accented grille, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail-lamps and a shark fin antenna, taken from the Creta SUV. On the other hand, the Ciaz 2017 looks like a big and bold regular sedan that sports large trapezoidal front chrome grille. It gets projector headlamps and 16-spoke alloy wheels for premium looks. Both these sedans are appealing and would attract a lot of young buyers towards themselves.
Currently, there is no official word or images for the interiors of the upcoming Hyundai Verna 2017. However, a lot of images have been leaked on several online websites which show that the excellence of the exteriors is carried on the inside as well. One of the leaked images surfaced online claims that the Verna 2017 will have one of the best designed interior with advanced features, and we really don’t doubt about it.
On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2017 is superb in terms of the interiors quality and premiumness. It has comfortable seats, well-designed dashboard, sporty steering wheel and well-equipped convenience and entertainment features.
Safety, Convenience and Entertainment Features
For safety, both Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki have ensured that their sedan score full marks on safety standards. The Hyundai Verna 2017 gets 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control, Electronic Stability Program and a lot more. The Ciaz 2017 gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters and reverse parking camera with parking sensors.
The 2017 Verna gets amazing features like 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, start/stop button, sunroof, cruise control, climate control, touch-screen AVN system, parking sensors, 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. While the Ciaz 2017 gets 7-inch TFT infotainment system Apple CarPlay support, rear ac vents, reading lamps, front & rear armrest, steering mounted audio and phone controls and a lot more.
The upcoming Hyundai Verna 2017 will be available with two 1.6-litre engine options; petrol and diesel. The 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine produces 121bhp of maximum power and 158NM of maximum torque. While the 1.6-litre diesel engine produces 126bhp of maximum power and 260NM of maximum torque.
The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is also available with two engine options, a 1.3-litre K14B VVT Petrol Engine and 1.2-litre DDiS 200 Diesel Engine. The petrol engine churns 91 bhp of maximum power and 130 NM of maximum torque. The diesel engine will deliver 89 bhp of maximum power and 200 NM of maximum torque.
Price in India
Hyundai Verna 2017 – Rs. 8 – 13 lacs* (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi) *expected
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2017 – Rs 7.66 – 11.55 Lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
The 2017 Hyundai Verna and 2017 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, both look a promising and great offering from their respected automakers. The Ciaz 2017 carries the tag of ‘Maruti Suzuki’ which enhances the reliability and trust factor. While the 2017 Verna isn’t much behind in terms of service quality and availability. Rest, everything on both these sedan look superb. Buying any of these isn’t a bad deal. The final decision remains in your hand. Go ahead and buy the best machine for yourself.