Hyundai will be introducing the Verna facelift very soon. The sedan will feature smart car connectivity, a first for the segment.
Almost all the vehicles in our market right now are offered with smartphone connectivity features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple Carplay compatibility. To stand out of the crowd, Hyundai will offer the upcoming Verna facelift with connected car technology, which was first seen in the Venue and the MG Hector.
Hyundai Solaris, on which Verna facelift is based
Offering advanced connectivity support for vehicles has been a good USP for many, like Hyundai Venue and, of course, the MG Hector. The new Verna is slated to feature Hyundai’s latest ‘Blue Link’ connectivity, which is supposed to be the most advanced connectivity solution in the company’s arsenal. The system can be activates using the voice command “Hello Blue Link”, after which you can use further voice commands to control nearly every aspect of the car, like the sunroof (opening and closing), seat ventilation, climate control, etc. The system even allows you to use voice commands to dial-up a contact or to get information regarding weather, Indian public holidays, and even cricket score.
Apart from that, Blue Link also allows the user access to the car via the Blue Link application on your Smartphone or Smartwatch. The app will provide information regarding the engine, fuel level, tyre pressure, doors, and air quality in the cabin. The app can also send you important alerts and notifications, apart from helping with remote engine start and stop, geo-fencing, and real-time vehicle tracking.
Official teaser for the 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift
As expected from a facelift, the new Hyundai Verna looks different from the outgoing model. The car resembles the Russia-spec Hyundai Solaris sedan. The front grille is now wider and the headlamps are sharper and sleeker than before. The front bumper looks cleaner and bolder, and has a pronounced air dam at the bottom. The side profile remains identical, although the design for the alloy wheels is now updated. At the rear, the wrap-around tail lamps are slightly different, as are the badging for the car name and trim name. There is no official word on the pricing at the moment, but we expect the facelift model to retail for Rs. 8 lakh to Rs.14 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).