The 2015 Verna gets a redesigned front fascia featuring reworked grille, projector headlights and LED DRLs, while the interiors receive minimal changes. Hyundai has made tweaks to the suspension for improving the handling of the car.
Having taken a hit from the success of the fourth generation Honda City that launched earlier this year, Hyundai India is all set to launch the 2015 Verna facelift in the country that is expected to resurrect the sedan’s position back in the C-segment space. While the launch is scheduled for next year, the updated Verna was caught completely undisguised on the Pune bypass revealing the new front fascia with very little details differentiating it from the global model.
Starting with the changes, the 2015 Hyundai Verna facelift takes cues from the Fluidic sculpture 2.0 philosophy. The updated model gets a wider twin-slat chrome grille replacing the single front unit, while the headlight cluster has also been extensively reworked with projector headlamps as well as new silver garnish and chrome bezels. Furthermore, the fog light design has been changed and could house LED daytime running lights (not seen on the spied model). The rear gets minimal changes with a revised rear bumper and could get LED equipped tail lights. The alloy wheels also sport a new design.
The interior is not expected to get any changes compared to the outgoing Verna but we do expect Hyundai to reshuffle the equipment list on the facelifted model. Coming to the powertrain, the new Verna will continue to use the same 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine options paired to 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. Rumour has it that Hyundai is also working on improving the ride quality and suspension set-up on the updated Verna, while the more effective 6-speed automatic gearbox from the Elantra could be added to the sedan this time.
With the Honda City posting strong sales month after month, it will certainly be the Maruti Ciaz which is also doing well since launch that should be intimidated by the updated Verna. Expect to see a marginal increase in prices on the facelifted version. Prices for the current Verna start at Rs. 7.39 lakhs going up to Rs. 11.73 lakhs for the top-end diesel automatic (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Source – Team-BHP