2011 Hyundai Verna RB launch in April 2011 with Four Engine options: End of Speculation!

2011 Hyundai Verna RB Sedan

2011 Hyundai Verna RB Sedan

The 2011 Hyundai Verna RB is the next big ticket launch or Hyundai India and boy, Hyundai is planning to pile on the pressure on it’s competitors in a massive way. We brought you buzz about the 2011 Hyundai Verna RB being primed for a launch anytime now and here are some more juicy details.

The 2011 Hyundai Verna RB, will itself be launched in April, and not on March 28th as some of the speculations seem to be suggesting. But what is more interesting is the fact that the 2011 Hyundai Verna RB will come with not one, not two, but a segment topping four engine options.

Hyundai India, right from the very beginning offered a lot of choice for it’s Indian buyers, but now, even by Hyundai India standards that is a serious lot of choice for the prospective Verna RB buyer. Prospective Hyundai Verna RB buyers will now be able to opt between two petrol and two diesel engines. While we always knew about the three engines, Hyundai is pulling off a fast one here by adding the smaller capacity diesel mill.

On offer will be the entry level 1.4 Liter, 106 Bhp-135 Nm petrol engine while the diesel range will begin with the 1.4 Liter 90 Bhp-224 Nm CRDI engine that also does duty on the Hyundai i20. The top end petrol will be the 1.6 Liter Gamma petrol engine producing 122 Bhp-156 Nm while the range topping diesel mill will be the 1.6 Liter Diesel engine producing 126 Bhp-265 Nm.

Now, the 1.6 Liter CRDI diesel will be the class leader in the C-segment and going by the performance of Hyundai’s next generation diesel engines, expect a real stonker of car that is both very rapid as well as very frugal. Talking of which, the Maruti Suzuki SX4 will come under some serious competition with Hyundai also launching the 2011 Verna RB with the 90 Bhp, 1.4 Liter CRDI Diesel engine.

Reviews trickling in from abroad have been praising the 2011 Hyundai Verna RB for the vastly improved handling, that is a far cry from the wallowy days of the previous generation Vernas and this obviously is a terrific signs for prospective Verna RB buyers skeptical about the car’s handling.

Transmission options will include both manual and automatic gear boxes while safety gets a fillip with a segment topping six airbags on the top end Verna RBs to be offered. Hyundai seems to be very serious about the Euro NCAP Five Star ratings for all it’s latest cars. Pricing is expected to begin from INR 7.5 Lakhs for the base petrol version and is expected to go up to INR 10-10.5 Lakhs for the top end diesel model, all prices being ex-showroom Delhi.

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