Here’s a spec comparison between the new-gen Honda City and 2020 Hyundai Verna.
Honda launched the new-gen City in our market at a starting price of Rs 10.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It competes with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, VW Vento and Skoda Rapid. The Hyundai Verna has recently received an important update. So, here’s a short spec comparison between fifth-gen City and new Verna. In terms of looks, the-all new City looks very different from the previous-gen model. On the other hand, the Hyundai Verna looks quite appealing. The ongoing-gen Verna was first introduced back in 2017. In terms of dimensions, the fifth-gen City is 109 mm longer, 19 mm wider and 14 mm taller than Verna. But, both the sedans have the same wheelbase of 2,600 mm.
Inside, both the sedans have a lot of common features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic headlamps, keyless go with push-button start, automatic climate control and a sunroof. The Hyundai Verna gets a fully-digital instrument cluster, while the new-gen City features a semi-digital unit. The Hyundai sedan comes loaded with features like wireless charging pad, front parking sensors, rear disc brakes, front height adjustable seatbelts and a rearview monitor for the driver, while the all-new City gets LaneWatch camera. Moreover, both the sedans are also offered with connected car technology.
Mechanically, both the cars are powered by a 1.5-litre gasoline mill.
The City’s motor puts out 121 PS of power and Verna’s powertrain develops 115 PS. The new City petrol is also 1 Nm torquier. Hyundai Verna is also offered with a turbo petrol mill that produces 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak torque. The turbocharged trim of the sedan comes paired with a 7-speed DCT, while the naturally aspirated engines get a 6-speed MT or a CVT. Both the sedans are also powered by a 1.5-litre diesel unit and in terms of power and torque, the Hyundai Verna is a bit ahead of the fifth-gen City. It puts out an additional 15 PS and 50 Nm. Both the engines come paired with a 6-speed MT, but the Hyundai Verna is the only sedan in its segment, which is also offered with a 6-speed AT.