The Hyundai Verna facelift has been officially unveiled for the Chinese masses at the Chengdu Auto Show 2019.
The Hyundai Verna Facelift has been officially unveiled to the Chinese masses at the ongoing 2019 Chengdu Auto Show. The car is expected to come down here in India right around the 1st quarter of 2020, as BS-VI complaint.
The car gets a a larger-wider cascading grille and a pair of sweptback headlamps units at front, to give it a fresher look.
The Verna facelift showcased in China measures slighter longer and wider in comparison to the one sold in India. The new car tapes the measurements as being 4,405 mm long, 1,720 mm wide, and 1,455 mm tall. The wheelbase is restricted at just 2,600 mm. The change in these dimensions is to be credited to the new bumper designs since the car is technically same with similar silhouette and thus does not host of any changes to the interior space.
With a similar coupe-ish roof line like the ongoing Verna, the only change seen are the new design for the alloy wheels.
Talking about changes, the car now adopts a newer design language of the Hyundai with wider and sharper cascading grille, that now houses thicker chrome slats. The bumper design has now scrubbed the fog lamps, while the headlamps units are now sweptback units with and do give the car a new front-end look combined with all other changes. On the sides, the major change is the new alloy wheel design which is similar to those seen on the facelifted Creta and the Venue. The rear facet, however, is distinct in comparison to the car that is on sale in India, with new wraparound tail lamps and reflector that joins the units on either side. The bumper is also new with sharper creases and flanged out reflector housing. The car also sports a diffuser at the rear, which makes the rear a bit too busy.
The tail lamp units are now connected to each other, while the bumpers is full of sharp creases and flanges to house reflectors.
The facelifted Verna is presumably inspired by the new Lafesta concept. The design of the new Verna facelift is a bit too busy and we believe that the car will come to India with a few tweaks, to make it look a bit matured. On the inside, the car will come with a similar dashboard layout as seen on the China-spec car, with a larger-floating infotainment system with Hyundai connect technology. The new dashboard design also gives a transition to the center console of the car which looks more practical and will be infused with more equipment.
With an expected arrival by early 2020, the Verna is conjectured to bring the 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel mills to Hyundai’s table which would be seen replacing the age-old BS-IV units currently doing duties on the Verna and Creta in India. These engines will be a direct lift from the Kia Seltos, but with a little tuning to offer a different throttle response to the driver. Once launched in the country, the facelifted Verna will take on the competition against the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Toyota Yaris, and the likes.