Hyundai India gave a generation change to its popular mid-size sedan – the Verna – in August, 2017. Initially, the company introduced the new Hyundai Verna with two powertrains –a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel. The carmaker added the 1.4-litre petrol engine on the sedan carline early this year. The petrol models of the new Hyundai Verna are currently available in the price range of Rs 7.89 lakh to Rs 12.65 lakh, while the diesel variants cost between Rs 9.59 lakh to Rs 12.85 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
According to a latest report, the South Korean carmaker has already started working on the refreshed version of the sedan that might hit showrooms in the second half of 2020. The new Hyundai Verna 2020 facelift will receive some significant design changes, which are claimed to “make it look like an all-new car”. Some of key upgrades will include revised bumpers, new grille, new fenders, a new hood and a boot lid. Read – New-generation Hyundai Creta Under Development
2018 Hyundai Verna Picture Gallery
The carmaker might also change the sheet metal of the new Hyundai Verna 2020 facelift. Interior will also be classed up with a pack of new features including an updated instrumentation, new-generation infotainment system with advanced telematics. The latter one will make its debut in Hyundai’s upcoming compact SUV – QXI, which is scheduled to see a release early next year.
Major change will be made under the skin. The new Hyundai Verna 2020 facelift will get a new 1.5-litre diesel engine instead of the existing 1.6-litre motor. The new oil burner will meet the new BSVI emission norms that will be enforced on 1st April, 2020. The Verna’s new diesel engine is likely to be more refined and fuel economical than its replacement. Though, its power and torque figures might witness a fall from 128bhp to 115bhp and 260Nm to 250Nm respectively. Read – New Hyundai Micro SUV To Challenge Maruti Future S
Report further suggests that a new 1.5-litre petrol engine will replace the existing 1.6L petrol unit. Interestingly, the new gasoline mill will be compatible to a 48V hybrid system that will make it future-ready for 2023. Both 1.5L diesel and petrol powertrains will make their debut in the Kia SP concept based SUV, but won’t be BSVI compliant. The SP-based SUV is scheduled to go on sale in first half of 2019.
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