According to recent reports, the 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift will be offered with four trim options, along with six colour schemes.
Hyundai India is busy overhauling its entire line-up in India. The Grand i10 and Creta have already had a generation change, and the Elite i20 is about to follow suit quite soon. Apart from that, the Verna is also set to receive a mid-life facelift. The updated sedan will be offered in four trim levels, namely S, S+, SX, and SX(O). It will have six-colour options as well.
2020 Hyundai Verna facelift will offer connected car technology
Hyundai Verna was first launched in India back in 2006. It received a facelift in 2009, after which the next-generation model in 2011, which then received a mid-life facelift in 2015. After that, the current generation model was introduced in 2018, which will now receive a facelift in 2020. The sedan will not only receive some cosmetic changes, but also some major technological upgrades. The South Korean carmaker will offer its latest ‘BlueLink’ connected car technology, along with a host of other features. In fact, the Verna will now borrow a lot of features from the recently introduced next-gen Creta SUV.
Equipment isn’t the only thing the Verna will be borrowing from the Creta. In fact, the sedan will feature three engine options, two of which are powering the new-gen SUV. These include a 1.5-litre petrol unit and a 1.5-litre diesel. The first one a naturally aspirated petrol motor, which generates 115 PS and 145 Nm. This engine will be available in S and SX trims. The second engine option is a turbocharged direct-injection common-rail unit, capable of generating 115 PS and 250 Nm. There is a slight chance that this engine could be detuned for the Verna, although there is no official confirmation for the same. This mill will only be offered in S+ and SX trims. A 5-speed manual will be the available as standard in both the powerplants, while a CVT or a torque converter automatic will be available as optional.
There will also be a 1.0-litre turbocharged inline-3 petrol unit on offer, borrowed from the Hyundai Venue. It offers 120 PS of max power and 173 Nm of peak torque, and will have a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic as the sole transmission option. This engine option will only be available in the top-trim, namely SX(O). Apart from that, the car will be offered with six paint options - Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Starry Night, and Phantom Black.
Prices of the 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift are expected to see a slight bump over the current model. The car is currently is priced from Rs 8.17 lakh to Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The car competes with Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, VW Vento, and the upcoming next-gen Honda City.