Verna 1.5 Turbo MT: Observations on mileage, ADAS, AC after 1100km trip

Coming from a Kia Seltos diesel automatic as my daily driver, I found the 2023 Hyundai Verna’s fuel efficiency to be extremely sensitive to throttle input.

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Took delivery of my wife’s Verna 1.5 Turbo SX(O) MT last week. Abyss Black color. Came home, removed all ribbons/covers, and completed 1100+ kms drive Bangalore-Kochi-Bangalore.

Posting my observations.

  • Engine is a highlight. Linear power delivery. Smooth.
  • 1st to 2nd gear transition- this was not smooth. Tried every position with the clutch literally to no avail.
  • AC cooling was so-so. Had set the lowest temp, still felt cooling to be average. Outside temp was 34-35 deg C with high humidity.
  • Display & screens- Fluid, responsive. OTA update works fine. Sound quality- just above average.
  • Bluelink- Works fine, and so do voice commands.
  • Ground clearance- Did not scrape anywhere (3 PAX + Luggage).
  • Mileage- Extremely sensitive to throttle input/speed. Per MID- Got as high as 22.5km/L over 90.6kms in 1.32 hours en route to BLR. The overall mileage for this 1100kms trip was 15km/L. MID numbers may be inflated, so 14km/L seems acceptable. Happy? Yes!
  • NVH- good, but could do with better wheel well cladding. Boot lid insides- need proper covering/coating.
  • Ride quality- Coming from my daily driver, a 2021 Seltos diesel automatic, this felt better and supple.
  • Headlights- Strictly average. This car needs better projectors. Cornering lights work great.
  • Seat comfort- Getting the right position took time, but once set was comfortable for the drive both ways.
  • Build quality- Will not go with thickness, weight, perceptions etc, but will wait for NCAP ratings.
  • Turbo- All black interiors coupled with black exterior- nice heat soak recipe!


  • Works fine. It was on throughout the journey except inside BLR and Kochi.
  • Deactivated the Forward Collision Warning as it can cause accidents rather than prevent them, especially with sudden braking leading to rear ending.
  • Blind Spot Detection was helpful and worked well.
  • Lane Keeping Assist works perfectly.
  • Driver Attention Warning was quite intrusive and did not go away even after taking 30+ minute breaks.
  • Missed Adaptive Cruise Control (as it’s an MT). Overall, thumbs up for ADAS.

Did not allow the wife to get within a foot from the steering wheel during the entire 1100kms, so all observations are mine as a driver.

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