Hyundai launched the Verna back in 2011 in India and since then, the carmaker hasn’t released an update for the segment leading sedan, as they were enjoying good volumes. Hyundai will be launching the updated version of the Verna soon. Though it is not a significant upgrade and instead comes with minor cosmetic tweaks. The mild updates include back-lit buttons for the power windows as well as steering mounted audio controls seen on the range topping SX and SX (O) variants.
The fully loaded trim levels of the Hyundai Verna will also come with restyled alloy wheels. The updated Verna will have a new set of alloy wheels that features a twin 5-spoke alloy wheel pattern, which looks eye catching. The spare wheel of the higher trims offered by Hyundai will now be a steel rim instead of an alloy wheel. The current car comes with three headrests on the rear seats, which will be now downgraded to two headrests on the new offering to cut costs. The carmaker is also expected to launch the new model with the addition of LED daytime running lights, as seen on the i20 hatchback.
Hyundai will continue to offer the same engine options that include 1.4-litre petrol, 1.4-litre diesel, 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel. The Verna is the only sedan in its segment that offers automatic transmission with both diesel and petrol variants. It comes with a starting price of Rs. 7.29 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base petrol version and competes with the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki SX4, Volkswagen Vento, Nissan Sunny and so on. The update would be worth appreciation if Hyundai has improved the suspension setup of the current model.
Source – Autocar India