The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift will be launched on March 26 after the launch of the 2020 Hyundai Creta on March 17.
The India-spec Hyundai Verna facelift will bear a strong resemblance to the Russia-bound 2020 Hyundai Verna (Hyundai Solaris) in terms of the exterior design. The new vehicle will sport a more attractive front fascia with a sportier radiator grille, headlights and bumper. The headlights of the new car will sport LED elements, which are absent in the outgoing one. The side profile and the rear of the new Hyundai Verna are likely to have not many differences from those of the previous model apart from the new alloy rims, slightly tweaked LED taillights and a more fashionable bumper. The interior design will largely be similar to that of the outgoing model except for a wider 8-inch infotainment system.
The new Hyundai Verna interior will be not much different from the previous version.
The major alterations occur to the mechanical front of the sedan. The new Hyundai Verna is expected to receive its power from three new powertrain and two new transmission options which are shared with the 2020 Hyundai Creta, the Hyundai Venue and the Kia Seltos. Specifically, the first one is the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated 4-cyl gasoline burner which can produce 115 PS against 144 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed MY/CVT. Secondly, the 1.0-litre turbo 3-cyl petrol unit can deliver 120 PS against 172 Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed MT/7-speed DCT. Finally, the 1.5-litre turbo 4-cyl oil unit can generate 115 PS against 250 Nm and is paired to a 6-speed MT/6-speed AT.
The most remarkable alterations to the new Hyundai Verna occur to the engine and transmission options.
The previous BS-IV Hyundai Verna is priced in the range from INR 8.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new BS-VI Hyundai Verna is expected to have a starting price of INR 8.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). One of the direct competitors of the Hyundai Verna, the new Honda City, will also be introduced to the Indian market around the same time as the former.