Hyundai Motor India (HMI) has showcased the engineering activities and manufacturing origins of its new and 6th generation of Verna passenger car. It is being rolled out of the production unit near Chennai, India. The second largest carmaker in the India says the new Verna is designed to enhance body stiffness and improves structural rigidity for the Indian market.
The science behind the vehicle superstructure is displayed in the Press Shop at the Hyundai’s production plant. The new-generation Hyundai Verna is created using smart inspection techniques such as 3D scanning and infrared camera inspection to ensure ‘supreme levels’ of build quality.
Speaking at the launch, Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd., stated “Using the most contemporary manufacturing practises, we have ensured supreme levels of quality, compliance and performance for this new benchmark sedan. With prudent use of Industry 4.0, automation, robots and highly skilled HMI workforce are working seamlessly to bring these engineering marvels to life and ensuring a superior mobility experience for our customers.”
The vehicle structure is reinforced with increased thickness of the side reinforcement and material addition in the centre and front floor application. It is constructed on HMI’s IoT-enabled Body-build line that features 100% welding automation with over 450 intelligent robots that take care of welding and other intricate manufacturing processes. It plant also utilises a real-time vision inspection for door mastic sealers, to further enhance the structural quality.
The 1.5L four-cylinder turbocharged GDi petrol engine is manufactured using high-precision machines at the fully automated machining lines. A special ball milling technology and automatic Borescope inspection process have been implemented to enhance the level of purity.
The powertrain endures an array of challenging conditions at our Endurance labs and eco-friendly cold test beds, without burning fuel. The final transformation is completed in the hands of HMI’s craftsmen in the Assembly shop. With an integrated electric tool tightening system that confirms over 700 dynamic joints in a car, the all-new Hyundai Verna offers the assurance of the best quality standards. It will also become the first sedan in this segment to feature Hyundai SmartSense Level 2 ADAS tech. The camera and radar are calibrated using Target Board and Doppler Generator.
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