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2020 Hyundai Verna facelift launched at INR 9.30 lakh

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Hyundai has launched the new facelift model of the Verna midsize sedan in the Indian market for prices starting at INR 9.31 lakhs ex-showroom, India. The new facelift Verna is available with five powertrain combinations available across six petrol and five diesel trims making the new Verna available in eleven variant options. The facelift model not only gets cosmetic changes to its exterior and interiors but also gets new options under the hood and new equipment. 

Engine 

Trim

S MT

S+ MT

SX MT

SX AT

SX IVT

SX (O) MT

SX (O) IVT

SX (O) DCT

SX (O) AT

1.5 MPi Petrol (NA) INR 9.30 lakh INR 10.70 lakh INR 11.95 lakh INR 12.59 lakh INR 13.84 lakh
1.5 CRDi Diesel (Turbo) INR 10.65 lakh INR 12.05 lakh INR 13.20 lakh INR 13.94 lakh INR 15.09 lakh
1.0-litre Petrol (Turbo) INR 13.99 lakh

*All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, Pan India.

In terms of styling, the facelift Verna features a refreshed front fascia that comes with a larger front grille with dark chrome on standard models and gloss black grill on the turbo models, new angular up-swept full LED headlamps with C-shaped LED daytime running lights, angular multilayered front bumper, new-design machine-finished 16-inch alloy wheel, revised wrap around taillights in LED, refreshed design on the rear bumper and twin-tipped exhaust on turbo models. The new Verna also comes with exterior features such as a chrome window beltline, chrome door handles, shark fin antenna, projector front fog lamps, silver-finished front air dam and chrome inserts on the rear bumper. 

On the interiors, the new Verna features dual-tone beige & black interiors on the standard while the turbo model gets all-black interiors with red accents, a digital instruments cluster with a 10.67-cm multi-information display in the centre, a centrally mounted 20.32-cm touchscreen infotainment system laced with Hyundai’s advanced BlueLink connected technology that allows the user remote access to the car via the BlueLink app and the user can remotely start/stop the car engine, set the climate control to the desired temperature, remotely lock or unlock the car, summon an artificial intelligence assistant by using the voice command “Hello BlueLink” and comes with safety features such as SOS and emergency assistance. 

The car also features front ventilated seats, rear AC vents, front and rear USB charger, driver rearview monitor, wireless smartphone charging, an electric sunroof, rear manual curtain, cup holders, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob.

The Hyundai Verna 2020 is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre MPI petrol engine that produces 115 ps of power and 144 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual and an IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) automatic gearbox. A 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine that produces 115 ps of power and 250 Nm of torque coupled to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The third option is a 1.0-litre turbocharged gasoline direct injection petrol engine that produces 120 ps of power and 172 Nm of torque matched to a 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) with paddle shifter on the steering. Needless to say, both the petrol and diesel iterations are BS6 emissions compliant. 

In terms of safety, the Hyundai Verna comes with driver and passenger airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, day and night mirror, central locking, speed sensing auto door lock, impact sensing auto door unlock, seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, immobilizer and ISOFIX child seat anchorage system as a standard part of the pack.

In the Indian market, the Hyundai Verna rivals the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento.