2020 Hyundai Verna facelift had its world premiere at the Chengdu Motor Show in China last year. Now, the mid-size sedan is ready to make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2020 in February. Alongside, the carmaker will also showcase the new-generation Hyundai Creta and Tucson facelift. Rumour has it that the South Korean carmaker might unveil an all-new mini SUV based on the Santro hatchback.
Talking about the 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift, the sedan has received minor design changes that in-line with the new global-spec Hyundai models. Upfront, the vehicle features the signature ‘cascading grille’ with chrome trim. The headlamp clusters appear larger than the existing units.
The projector headlamps, turn indicators and parking lamps have crystal-effect inserts and chrome lining. The front bumper has black plastic and stain grey bits making it look refreshing. The new Verna comes with the newly-designed alloy wheels. The diamond cut alloys with dual-tone rims are exclusively offered on the higher trims. Read – Hyundai Micro SUV To Debut At Auto Expo 2020
Comprehensive changes have been made to its rear section. The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift features revised rectangular rear bumper, a dual-tone faux diffuser, vertically placed reflectors, and a satin aluminum trim. The revised boot has a thin LED strip running between the newly-designed taillamps.
While the China-spec 2020 Hyundai Verna is around 25mm longer than its predecessor, dimensions of the India-spec model are likely to remain unchanged. The existing model measures 4440mm in length, 1729mm in width and 1475mm in height with a wheelbase of 2600mm. Read – Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo Petrol Launch Details Revealed
Interior of the facelifted Verna is likely to receive a slightly larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system instead of the existing 7.0-inch unit. Similar to the Venue subcompact SUV, the sedan will get Hyundai BlueLink connected car technology.
The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift will come with a new set of BS6-compliant 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel engine options. The same motors will be used in the new-generation Creta and updated Elantra. The oil burner delivers a maximum power of 115bhp and a peak torque of 250Nm, thus making it 13bhp less powerful and 10Nm less torquier than the existing unit. Read – New Hyundai Cars at Auto Expo 2020
The China-spec new Verna gets a 1.5L petrol engine with a 48V mild hybrid system. As of now, there is no clarity whether the India-spec model will receive the mild hybrid powertrain or not. Both manual and automatic gearbox will be on offer. The facelifted Hyundai Verna is likely to hit showrooms by April, 2020. It will continue to take on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Skoda Rapid.