The current, fourth generation Hyundai Verna was introduced in 2011 and is due for a full redesign now. Ahead of an expected domestic launch later this year, the fifth generation Hyundai Accent/Hyundai Verna has been spied testing in South Korea.

The test mule seen in the new spyshot is heavily camouflaged but still shows some details. Visible changes in the new generation model include the company’s signature single-frame hexagonal grille, curvaceous door mirrors, taller rear windows and a triangular quarter glass. Previous spyshots partially revealed the new headlamp and taillamp design. A Chinese-spec test mule earlier revealed that the interior has a dual tone theme and two rear HVAC vents.

Like the current generation, the next generation Hyundai Verna should be offered in 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles. Not much is known about the technical aspects as of now, but the current engines and transmissions are expected to be carried forward in the next generation.

Internationally though, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine also being offered. Transmission choices should include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Additionally, the continuously variable transmission may continue being offered and a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission may be introduced, while the old 4-speed automatic transmission could be dropped once and for all.

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