Ahead of the launch of the 2020 Honda City, a refreshed version of the Hyundai Verna will be launched with styling updates, more features and BSVI engine options
Next month, the highly anticipated 2020 Honda City will finally enter the C2-segment of the local car market. However, ahead of the launch of the 5th-gen City, a thoroughly updated version of the third-gen Hyundai Verna will introduced later this month. The refreshed model, which has already started reaching the dealerships, will feature several styling updates, some feature additions and the quintessential BSVI-compliant petrol and diesel engine options. The first batch of the refreshed Verna has already reached the dealerships, which hints at an imminent launch.
As seen in the latest images, the 2020 Hyundai Verna has already reached the dealerships, which clearly indicates that the new model is just days away from its official introduction.
The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift will be sold with three engine options, the first two of which will be shared with the recently launched new-gen Creta. These include a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel motor. The two 1.5-litre motors will output 115 PS each and will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission each. Additionally, while the petrol engine will be optionally available with a CVT, the oil-burner can be had with a 6-speed torque converter automatic unit.
The third engine option will be that of a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor that will offer a maximum power of 120 PS and 173 Nm. While this will make the Verna a really potent vehicle, the max. power output will be marginally lower than the 1.5-litre petrol unit of the 2020 Honda City. That said, it’s worth mentioning here that the new-gen City will be sold only with a petrol engine option initially, with the introduction of the diesel motor planned at a later stage.
The top-spec trim of the 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift will feature fully-digital instrument cluster, while all other trims will come with the same analogue dials as before.
Cosmetically, the 2020 Hyundai Verna will feature a sleeker pair of headlamps, a wider grille and a new bumper. The taillights are new, too, and even the rear bumper and the alloy wheels have been updated. There will be six colour options available here, along with four trim levels. The interior will feature a new infotainment unit and a fully-digital instrument console. Also, the car has gained the company’s BlueLink connected car technology.