Hyundai Verna 2017 vs. Skoda Rapid: Specification Comparison

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Confused between the all-new Hyundai Verna 2017 and the elegant Skoda Rapid? Read on for their quick comparison review between Hyundai Verna Specifications and Skoda Rapid Specifications.

The Hyundai Verna 2017 has been officially launched in India, and it has been successful to create a lot of heat in the sedan segment in very less time. With over 7000 bookings in just one week of its official launch, the 2017 Verna is going to offer a tough time to its rivals. Other players in the sedan segment that offer close rivalry to Verna 2017 include Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Skoda Rapid.

Based on Hyundai’s Fluidic design technology 2.0, the Verna 2017 sports an appealing yet bold design that will be loved by all. Not only looks, but a long list of advanced features also adds up to the USP of this latest sedan.

But is it better than its rivals? Here, we bring you a quick comparison between the all-new Hyundai Verna 2017 and the Skoda Rapid to find out which sedan is the best in this segment.

Hyundai Verna 2017 Specifications vs. Skoda Rapid Specifications

 

Exteriors

 

Hyundai Verna 2017

The Hyundai Verna 2017 is one of the best-looking sedans in India today. On the front, the new Verna has new hexagonal Cascading grille, redesigned headlamps, new bumper, LED daytime running lights, and a solid yet appealing look, that will attract a lot of young sedan buyers.

The top-end variant of 2017 Hyundai Verna is blessed with 16-inch alloy wheels, electric sunroof, projector headlamps, sharper fog lamps, sloping window chrome beltline, chrome highlights, turn indicators on wing mirrors, tinted glass windows, chrome door handles and a lot more. The rear gets LED tail-lamps as well.

Skoda Rapid

The Skoda Rapid is attractive too. On the front, the Skoda Rapid has the Skoda’s signature ‘Butterfly’ grille, which is also seen on the Skoda Superb and Skoda Octavia. It has got the bold looking smoked projector headlamps, daytime running lights (top-end variant), good looking front bumper and more.

The side profile is complimented with chrome door handles and alloy wheels. On the rear, you would find the C-shaped smoked tail lamps, boot spoiler and a sporty rear bumper.

Interiors

 

 

Hyundai Verna 2017

The interiors of Hyundai Verna 2017 are far better than the outgoing model. The increased wheelbase has added more space in the cabin ensuring more comfort for the passengers. The leg room, shoulder room and head-room are decent. But what attracts us the most is the feature loaded interiors, which is far better than other sedans in the segment.

It gets the i20 inspired steering wheel, new instrument cluster and the all-new touch-screen infotainment system with integrated GPS navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Electric Sunroof, Hands-Free Boot Release, Cooled Seats and Eco Coating are some of its great features.

Skoda Rapid

On the inside, there is dual-tone dashboard layout with good quality materials used everywhere. The Skoda Rapid has decent cabin ensuring no problem with comfort and convenience in this sedan. There is a 6.5-inch touch-screen infotainment system with MirrorLink technology, AUX, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

There is a cooled glove-box and bottle holder under the rear AC vents. The leg room, shoulder-room and head-room are good enough to offer complete comfort on long journeys.

 

Safety

 

The Hyundai Verna 2017 gets six airbags, floor carpet hooks, impact sensing auto door unlock, cornering lamps, four rear parking sensors and many more to ensure safety.while the Skoda Rapid comes with driver & passenger airbags and ABS as standard safety features across all variants.

 

Specs: Engine & Mileage

 

Hyundai Verna 2017 Specifications

  • 6 litre Gamma D- VTVT petrol engine – 121 bhp and 155 NM torque, 17.70 kmpl for MT and 15.92 kmpl for AT
  • 6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine – 126 bhp and 260NM torque, 24.75 kmpl for MT and 21.02 kmpl for AT

Skoda Rapid Specifications

  • 5L TDI Diesel engine – 108.4bhp and 250NM torque, 17.9kmpl
  • 6L MPI Petrol engine – 103.52bhp and 153NM torque, 15kmpl

 

Price in India

 

Skoda Rapid – Rs. 8.2 lacs – 13.58 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)

Hyundai Verna 2017 – Rs. 7.99 lacs to Rs. 12.61 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)

Hyundai Verna 2017 or Skoda Rapid, which sedan according to you is a better choice? Do share your thoughts and comments in the section below.