2020 Hyundai Verna is ready to enter the car market with refreshed looks, more features and new engine options
2020 Hyundai Verna is all set to launch in India in the coming days. Booking for the new version of the sedan has started. Units from the first batch of the refreshed sedan have started reaching the dealerships, ready to go on sale.
2020 Hyundai Verna is ready to be launched and has already reached the dealerships
In all likelihood, prices of the 2020 Hyundai Verna will start at Rs 8.50 lakh, which is higher than the current starting price by Rs 33,000. The increase in price is necessary since 2020 Verna will come with some cosmetic and mechanics updates, which are expected to enhance its appeal to customers. On the outside, the new Hyundai Verna looks refreshing as it takes design clues from the Russian-spec Solaris. Inside, the C-segment sedan gets a new larger touchscreen unit which employs the BlueLink connectivity system, as well as 6 airbags, automatic climate control and more. The new Verna shares several things in common with the recently launched Hyundai Creta SUV.
The new Hyundai Verna will be available with three choices of engines, including 1.5-litre petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. It will come in four variants, namely - S, S+, SX and SX (O). The entry-level grade will come with the 1.5-litre petrol engine only. Mated to a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, the petrol unit is capable of making a top power of 115 PS and maximum torque of 144 Nm. The S+ is available with only one powertrain which is a diesel-manual combination. The SX will come with either 1.5-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine options. The diesel engine is good for 115 PS and 250 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed MT. However, while CVT automatic transmission will be offered on the petrol version, the diesel motor will be optionally available with a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The turbocharged petrol engine comes as an exclusive option for the top-spec SX (O) trim. This engine churns out 120 PS of peak power and 172 Nm of maximum torque. It will come along with a seven-speed DCT only. Besides the turbocharged mill option, this trim is also available with 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-diesel engine options.
In recent years, the sales of the Hyundai Verna, as well as other sedan models, have been severely impacted by the shift of customer interest towards the compact SUV space. To fare against the growth of the SUV segment, popular sedans like Hyundai Verna and Honda City are all up for a significant upgrade, which is hoped to reverse the trend to some extent and improve the stagnant sales performance.