How different is the new facelift Verna than the older Verna? Here's a brief account of all the changes
Recently, the Hyundai Verna facelift was launched at a starting price of Rs. 9.30 lakh (ex-showroom). The mid-cycle refresh of the car packs in a lot of changes in comparison to the car it replaces. It gets a revamped styling package, longer list of features a set of new BS-6 compliant engine options. Here, we are going to discuss the changes in detail.
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Hyundai Verna facelift gets a refreshed face with the use of new dark-chrome cascading grille, LED headlamps, restyled bumper.
Starting with the most important of the all – drivetrain and powertrain. Verna now gets 3 new engine options. There is a 1.5L 4-cylinder N/A petrol motor developing 115 PS/144 Nm, a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel producing 115 PS/ 250 Nm, and 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo-petrol motor whipping out 120 PS/ 172 Nm.
The 1.5L petrol and diesel units come mated to a 6-speed unit as standard. The former will offer an option of CVT, while the latter will offer an optioal 6-speed AT. The 1.0L turbo-petrol will come with a 7-speed DCT only. In comparison to the new Verna, the pre-facelift car was offered 4 engine options – 1.4L petrol, 1.4L diesel, 1.6L petrol, and 1.6L diesel. Talking of the dimensions, the facelifted car and pre-facelift version measure identical to each other. They are 4,440 mm long, 1,729 mm wide, and 1,475 mm tall. They also boast of a similar wheelbase of 2,600 mm.
On the design front, with the facelift, Verna now gets a restyled front facet, which is courtesy the new dark-chrome cascading grille, resculpted bumper and revised design for the LED headlamps. On the sides, however, the only change is the new design for diamond-cut alloy wheels. The rear facet now features redesigned bumper and LED tail lamps, but the overall silhouette of the car is identical to the pre-facelift Verna.
The Verna facelift gets a new design for the diamond-cut dual-tone alloy wheels.
The new Verna is offered in a total of 5 grades – S, S+, SX, SX(O), and SX(O) Turbo. These trim levels are loaded to a different extent in reference to each other. The base-spec S and S+ are the entry-level variants. The S is available with the 1.5L MPI petrol only, while the S+ is offered with the 1.5L diesel engine. With these variants, Hyundai has replaced the E and EX variants seen earlier. The S and S+ trims get an 8.0-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system in place of the 5.0-inch unit seen on the pre-facelift car.
The next trim level on offer is the SX grade. In comparison to the older car, it has gained a few extras now. It will come with an electronic sunroof, wireless charger, 4.2-inch coloured TFT for MID, rear seat curtains, emergency stop signal, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather-wrapped gear knob. Also, the 7.0-inch display seen on the earlier car has now been upgraded to a bigger 8.0-inch HD display.
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The SX(O) Turbo variant gets an all-black theme for the interior.
The SX(O) is the top of the line variant for the 1.5L petrol and diesel engines. It gets all the updates as the SX along with some additions. It gets LED headlamps, ESC, HAS, TPMS, VSM, and BlueLink connected car suite. The last variant on offer is the SX(O) Turbo. It is offered with the 1.0L turbo-petrol motor. It gets all the bells & whistles of the SX(O) trim with additional features such as steering-mounted paddle shifters, rear disc brakes, front parking sensors, and twin-tip exhaust muffler. It also gets a black-themed interior with red accent on the air vents and upholstery.