Hyundai has updated the Verna sedan and hatchback (known as Accent in the international market) for the model year 2014 in the United States. The Korean carmaker has increased the standard list of features with improved cosmetic and convenience features. The new standard features include one-touch triple turn signal, sliding sun visors and driver side blind spot mirror. The standard audio system now comes with improved voice recognition system and button layout.
The range topping variants of the Hyundai Verna get sharp projector headlights with LED detailing and a ‘welcome/escort’ function that turns on the lights when you approach the car or lock it. Then there is the driver’s side auto-up window function and tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. For the hatchback version, Hyundai has introduced B&M Racing Sport Shifter that lets you shift cogs manually with an automatic transmission. Pricing for the updated models are yet to be announced by the carmaker.
Hyundai has also updated the Verna in India recently in a silent manner. There are minimal updates on the Verna in the form of new alloy wheel pattern, backlit power window and steering mounted audio control buttons on the interiors. Hyundai India has also cut costs on the new model which includes two rear headrests instead of three and the spare wheel is now a steel rim instead of an alloy. With the global debut of the next generation Honda City in India this month, we expect Hyundai to do some significant changes on the segment leading Verna to maintain top rank.