The Hyundai Verna facelift will be launched in India too in 2020.

Facelift Verna Front Profile
The front seems busy with a lot of chrome application

Hyundai is gearing up to reveal its much-awaited Verna facelift at the Chengdu Motor Show commencing 6th September 2019. However, the sedan has been spotted uncamouflaged before its official debut.

The new design language follows the footsteps of the new Hyundai cars. Gone is the fluidity, which is now replaced with vivid body lines and edges. The signature grille gushes downwards and is expected to have chrome trim on higher variants. The elongated headlamps sit aggressively alongside the grille. We might see an all-LED setup at least in the higher models. It gets 5-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels which pays much resemblance to what we see on the Venue, with a slight amount of variation.

Moving on to the rear, it too has been heavily updated. The tail lights have a seamless look with a thin LED strip running across the width. The bumpers have sharply pronounced creases bulging out from the sides. Parking sensors and a rear-view camera are evident too. Vertically placed reflectors and a dual-tone diffuser with a fog lamp add to the car’s muscular appeal.

Having a glance at the interior, we see a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the dashboard with possible internet-connectivity features, the likes of which are seen on the Kia Seltos, the Hyundai Venue and the MG Hector.

Configurations of the engines are going to change. India will get a new set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options, which will be BS6 compliant. Unfortunately, the new 1.5-litre diesel engine will go through a downfall in its output from 128 HP to 115 HP and torque from 260 Nm to 250 Nm. These new units also power the sister brand’s Seltos; and will be carried further to the much-awaited next-generation Creta as well. The 1.5-litre petrol engine may also be supplemented with a mild 48V hybrid system.

The Hyundai Verna has been successful for the company’s establishment and prominence. It will be competing against the Honda City, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. It is expected to be launched in India somewhere in the middle of 2020.

Hyundai Verna Facelift

– Gets new alloy wheel design
– Follows design language of newer Hyundai models sold abroad
– Expected to enter the Indian market next year

Facelift Verna Interior
A new 8.0-inch touchscreen with internet-connectivity features
Facelift Verna Side Third Quarter
Side profile is not changed that all, except the new alloy wheels
Facelift Verna Rear Profile
It carries the new trend of connected tail-lamps

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