Hyundai is a pioneer in car design technology; Fluidic Design Philosophy is among its cutting-edge design creations, evident in its Verna, i10, i10 Grand and i20 model. Honda, another supreme luxury brand is all geared to launch the next-gen City next year. The design theme in this model is the Exciting H design, now it will be the battle between design structures of two models, the Fluidic design philosophy of Verna versus Exciting H design of next-gen Honda City.
Honda City is an appealing model, and a popular sight on Indian roads, the next-gen City will be splashed with greater style elements, and will measure 4440mm in length, its wheelbase and width measurements are 2600mm and 1695mm respectively. The interiors is likely to be more spacious than the current model, and occupants can immerse in luxury with abundant head and leg room space in front compartment. An important point to note here is, the design theme is called ‘’Man Maximum Machine Minimum Philosophy.’’
The next-gen Honda City will be splashed with design cues adopted from its new Jazz model and the grille will have pristine chrome decorations. The highlight of the design theme is the artistically carved head lights, which is known to be more inventive than before. The star feature here is the Exciting H design theme.
Coming to its arch rival Hyundai Verna, this is Hyundai’s best selling luxury sedan brand. The Fluidic Design philosophy has stunned auto makers in Indian and overseas markets. The Verna sports an impressively futuristic design; front grille is identical to i20 hatchback. There are a couple of dual tone bezel shaped head lights, chrome strip, hexagonal grille, artistic bumper and professionally designed bonnet. The L structured fog lights and broad air dam designs are hard to beat.
The most eye catchy design quotient of Verna is its back profile, and this is Hyundai’s unique selling proposition for the car. There are imaginative creases that flow till tail lights and provide an aggressive image to the car. The other attention grabbing features are sloping roof, and smart lighting.
Now coming to the interiors, the insides of next-gen Honda City is filled with high quality plastic, and the materials are more top notch against its predecessor. The wheelbase sports a greater dimension, the interior room is luxuriously spacious and filled with high tech 21st century features such as world class music system with Bluetooth options, huge touch screen interface, LCD infotainment system, sunroof, cruise control, camera, automatic climate control and reverse parking sensors, and also a fresh start and stop button, and spectacularly modernized instrument panel garnished with shiny blue accents.
Verna is filled with modernized gadgets and features, the dashboard sports a dual design, and the steering is fitted with audio controls. There is a world class music system with Aux, USB and MP3 or FM facilities. There are also iPod and mobile charge stations.
Next-gen Honda City is equipped with a potent 1.5 liter iDTEC engine, and the petrol car has a 1.5 liter iVTEC capacity, expected to pump out 116bhp. Verna diesel is incorporated with 1.4 liter CRDi engine that releases 225Nm and 90PS and 1.6 liter engine that churns 265Nm and 128PS.
It is tough to pick the better model, and it would be interesting to observe if next-gen Honda City tarnishes the grand design image of Hyundai Verna diesel.Hyundai Verna diesel and New Honda City - Battle between two impressive designs,