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The covers have come off the new Hyundai Verna Concept at the ongoing Beijing International Auto Exhibition. The concept is said to preview the styling approach of the next-generation Verna, a B-segment sedan also known as the Hyundai Accent, and is commonly sold in markets such as South Korea, China, Russia, India and North America.

As seen on the car maker’s latest models, the Verna Concept features Hyundai’s fresh Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. It gets a large hexagonal front grille with a wire mesh insert, familiarly sleek headlamps and an aggressively cut front bumper. Naturally, some of these items will be toned down for the upcoming production model.

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At the rear, the Verna Concept features wraparound tail lights and a boot-lid spoiler. Interestingly, the concept has also got a coupe-like sloping roof design, fashioned like a liftback, almost. However, a closer look at the area shows that a conventional opening and closing of the boot lid remains, functioning similarly to the current-gen model.

Performance and powertrain specs haven’t been revealed yet, but IndianAutosBlog reports that the production version of this concept will be launched in India next year. A Korean-market launch could happen sooner for the new Accent, possibly later this year.

*Pictures courtesy of IndianAutosBlog