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Beijing 2016: Hyundai Verna Concept previews next-gen Accent

Beijing 2016: Hyundai Verna Concept previews next-gen Accent image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Inigo S. Roces | posted April 29, 2016 08:52

Hyundai Verna Concept makes world debut

Curious as to what Hyundai's next-generation B-segment sedan/hatch will look like? Hyundai arrived at this year's Beijing International Auto Exhibition with the Verna Concept to give a glimpse of what it will eventually look like when it goes into production.

Also called the Accent, the Verna Concept features Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language and has a more sophisticated look compared to the current model. Beginning with its front fascia, it bears similar styling cues from the 2016 Elantra and 2015 i20 hatchback. It gets the brand's distinct hexagonal grill, along with large air intakes. Swept-up headlights with daytime running lights (DRLs) and a front air dam round off the Verna Concept's front end.

Moving towards the side, the defined beltine has been carried over while large gun-metal finished alloy wheels deliver a striking contrast to the bright bodywork. The rear, on the other hand, has new wraparound LED taillights, integrated trunk-lid spoiler and sloped shoulder lines.

Details about its interior and powertrain were not provided however. Based on reports, the production version of the Hyundai Verna concept could be revealed sometime later this year.