Hyundai India finally has pulled the wraps off one of the most anticipated c-segment cars, the 2011 Hyundai Verna or as Hyundai prefers to call it, the fluidic Verna. Fluidic, the 2011 Verna certainly is as plenty of curves straight from Hyundai’s brand new global design philosophy adorn the 2011 Hyundai Verna, which is a good thing as the all new Verna represents the first non ugly Hyundai, we dare say, that has been launched in India. Styling apart, the all new Hyundai Verna, from the various road test reports flying around, we know comes with four engine options. The base Verna will feature a 1.4 Liter VTVT engine, 107 PS petrol engine while the base diesel will come with the 1.4 liter, 90 PS CRDI engine, the same one found on the smaller i20. The top end petrol is a 123 PS-1.6 liter VTVT unit while the range topping diesel will pump out 128 PS from it’s1.6 liter common rail diesel motor. The ARAI fuel economy figures for the Verna are 1.4 Petrol: 17.43 KMPL, 1.4 Diesel: 23.5 KMPL , 1.6 Petrol: 17.01 KMPL & 1.6 Diesel 22.32 KMPL. So, plenty of engine/economy options to choose from and Hyundai India has come up with no less than 10 trim levels to offer to the car buyer, a large width of choices at different pricing levels. The top end models of the 2011 Verna are loaded to the gills with features that include a reverse camera, an automatic four speed gearbox, push button start, keyless entry and automatic retracting rear view mirrors, all of which are a segment first, especially for a diesel c-segmenter. That apart, Hyundai India says that the Verna has earned itself a five star rating in the Chinese NCAP safety rating, (Now, whats that?). So, even the base variants of the all new Verna come with driver and passenger airbags as standard piece of kit along with ABS thrown in for good measure. The top end Vernas take safety to a higher plane with six airbags for crash protection. Now, to the biggest factor of it all, the pricing. The 2011 Hyundai Verna will be available in no less than five trims each, both for the petrol and diesel engined Vernas. The petrol Verna will cost: 1.4 for 6.99 Lakhs, 1.6 for 7.64 Lakhs, 1.6SX for 8.24 Lakhs, 1.6 SX (o) for 8.95 Lakhs and 1.6 SX(O) AT for 9.65 with all prices being introductory ones, ex-showroom New Delhi. The diesel Verna will cost: 1.4 for 8.0 Lakhs, 1.6 for 8.75 Lakhs, 1.6 SX for 9.35 Lakhs, 1.6 SX(O) for 10 Lakhs and 1.6 SX(O) AT for 10.74 Lakhs, all prices introductory and ex-showroom Delhi. Hyundai India also announced that the Hyundai Accent will stay while the Verna Transform has been discontinued(thankfully, so). Also, Hyundai India is ploughing in around 400 Crores to set up a brand new diesel engine plant in India, which is a good thing as spare part prices could be low. Also, Hyundai is targeting sales of 45,000 Vernas by the end of this year. Now, whether Hyundai actually manages to crack it’s targets is something that only time will tell. Stick around for our price analysis coming up shortly.