The sedan segment has faced a downward trend in the last few years. But there is a sense of new hope with several new sedans launched in the last few years. Last year, Volkswagen launched the Virtus, and now Hyundai has also launched the all-new Verna. So which is better? In today’s article, let’s compare the new Verna vs Virtus.
First, let’s start with the dimensions of both cars. The Hyundai Verna is 4,535mm in length, 1,765mm in width & 1,475mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2670, and Hyundai has not yet revealed the ground clearance. In comparison, the Virtus is 4561mm in length, 1,752mm in width and 1507mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2651mm. So overall both cars are quite evenly matched. The Virtus is longer, but the Verna has a better wheelbase. Width-wise, both are identical, while Virtus has better height.
New Verna vs Virtus – Specifications
The Hyundai Verna comes with two engine options – a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo petrol. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol is capable of producing 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. This engine comes with a 6-speed manual and a Torque converter gearbox. While the 1.5-litre turbo petrol is capable of producing 157bhp and 257Nm of torque. This engine comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
The Virtus also comes with two petrol options – a 1.0-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo petrol. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol is capable of producing 113bhp and 178Nm of torque. Transmission options include a manual and a torque converter gearbox. The second engine option is a 1.5-litre turbo petrol capable of producing 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. This engine comes only with a 7-speed DSG option.
Interior and features
The All-new Verna comes loaded with features. It comes with features like a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and infotainment system, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, an electronic parking brake, heated & ventilated seats, 64-colour ambient light, an electric sunroof, ADAS level-2, paddle shifters, a powered driver seat, 6-airbags, TPMS and all-disc brakes etc.
In comparison, the Virtus comes with a digital instrument cluster, an electric sunroof, an 8-speaker sound system, ventilated front seats, a 10.1-inch infotainment system, six airbags, wireless charging, connected car technology, automatic headlamps & wipers.
New Verna vs Virtus – Pricing
The pricing of the new Verna starts from Rs 12.98 lakh and goes to Rs 20.60 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). In comparison, the Virtus starts from Rs 13.38 lakh and goes to Rs 21.77 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
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