The upcoming Hyundai Verna facelift is expected to be launched next month with the Venue-sourced 1.0L turbo-petrol, 7-speed DCT gearbox, and some more features.
Hyundai Verna is the best-selling sedan from the South-Korean carmaker in India. It has been in the market for quite some time now and has been generating a decent sales volume for the manufacturer. It is also due for a facelift now and the manufacturer is working over the same. The test mules of the facelifted Verna have been spied a lot of time on the Indian as well as international roads.
The Verna facelift is expected to be launched next month
We even reported of one standing beside the outgoing version of the car. The facelifted version was expected to make its India debut at the recently concluded Auto Expo but seems like Hyundai had some different plans. Anyways, we now know that Hyundai will offer the car with the Venue-sourced 1.0L turbo-petrol engine with a 7-speed DCT, and we’ve also got our hands on the feature list of this variant.
The facelifted Verna will continue with all the features of the current model, and will also get the added convenience of vehicle stability management, hill start assist, all-digital instrument cluster, full-LED headlamps with cornering function, tyre pressure monitoring system, fuel level info on mobile phone app, smartwatch control, Bluelink connectivity, and a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display. The Verna facelift will also get a host of voice command features with the car. The car would now support voice commands for ‘Hello Bluelink’ command. It will also be able to dial a phone number by voice command, control maps, and search for Indian holidays.
Talking of the turbo variant, it will boast of a few cosmetic differences apart from getting the engine and transmission from the Venue. It will feature a glossy black grille with a red ‘Turbo’ badge on the side as seen on the Aura. The other changes include a twin-tip exhaust, front parking sensors, steering mounted paddle shifter, and all-black interiors with red inserts.
The Turbo variant will feature all-black interiors with red inserts and stitching all-around
The Verna is expected to be launched next month to take on the likes of Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, and upcoming Honda City. The next-gen Honda City and Skoda Rapid are also going to get a 1.0L turbo-petrol engine in some time, thus it would be interesting to see how these C-segment sedans perform with downsized force-fed engines.