Hyundai Verna Gets Costlier Than Before But Still Cheaper Than Honda City

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 06/04/2020
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Hyundai has finally launched the Verna facelift at a starting price of Rs. 9.30 lakh, which is lower than the starting price of its chief rival - the Honda City.

Hyundai Verna facelift has been a hot topic in our news section. Recently, Hyundai officially launched the Verna facelift at a starting price of Rs. 9.30 lakh. In comparison to before, the Verna facelift starts at almost Rs 1.13 lakh more than before. However, what's interesting here is that the Korean C-segmenter is still more affordabel than its arch rival, Honda City. 

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Hyundai Verna Gets Costlier Than Before But Still Cheaper Than Honda City

Prices of the HyundaiVerna facelift start at Rs. 9.30 lakh, which makes it Rs 1.13 lakh costlier than before but still a lot cheaper than the Honda City

Prics of the Honda City start at rather steep Rs. 9.91 lakhs. Hyundai will retail the Verna in 5 variants, S, S+, SX, SX(O), and SX(O) Turbo, namely. Hyundai is accepting booking via the website for the Verna facelift against a sum of Rs. 25,000, while the deliveries will begin shortly after the lockdown is pulled-off.

Hyundai has cleverly planned the trim levels with the Verna facelift. The entry-level petrol variant is named as ‘S’, while the entry-level diesel variant is the ‘S+’. Compared to the 1.5 petrol S, which costs Rs 9.30 lakh, the 1.5 diesel S+ costs a whopping Rs 1.35 lakh more at Rs 10.65 lakh. However, the next petrol trim in the City's lineup, the V MT, costs almost the same at Rs 10.70 lakh. So, basically, you can get yourself the most affordable trim of the Venue Diesel for the price of the second trim in the City's lineup. 

The SX trim of the Hyundai Verna petrol costs Rs 10.70 lakh, which is the same as the base trim of the City Petrol. Even if talk about the top-end variants, the Verna Turbo, at Rs 13.99 lakh, is much cheaper than City's top-spec petrol variant (Rs 14.31 lakh). However, the Verna SX(O) AT Diesel, at Rs 15.09 lakh, is costlier than the top-end diesel version (Rs 14.21 lakh) of the Honda City. However, you get many more features, including an automatic transmissio. There's even a power advantage of 15 PS. Hence, the Verna is clearly a better value proposition than the City.

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Hyundai Verna Launched, Starts At Lower Price Than Honda City

The Hyundai Verna is now offered with 3-new engine options - 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel, and 1.0L Turbo-petrol.

Compared to the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines of the City, the Hyundai Verna is offered with 3 engine options. The first 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines output 115 PS each, while the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor offers 140 PS. While the base petrol engine is optionally available with a CVT, the diesel offers an option of a 6-speed torque-converter AT. The turbo-petrol is exclusively available with a 7-speed DCT. In comparison, the City petrol is optionally available with a City but there's no auto transmission option on the diesel variant.  

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