We reported earlier that Hyundai is working on the heavily updated Verna sedan, which is expected to arrive in our market in 2020. The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift will make debut at the upcoming Chengdu Motor Show in China.
With new changes, Hyundai will bring the new Verna in-line with the design of the brand’s global sedans including the new-gen Sonata, Elantra facelift and the updated Ioniq. The 2020 Hyundai Verna gets more aggressive front styling with edgy look. Up front is a wider and sleeker cascading grille with chrome treatment, and larger headlamps. The headlamp has 3 section – projector headlamp, the parking lamp and the turn indicator – with chrome outlines separating them. It comes with all LED headlamps. The bumper is all new, featuring black plastic and satin grey bits.
On the side profile, the 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift gets newly styled alloy wheels. The top-spec models will have diamond-cut dual-tone alloys. The rear too receives major upgrades, featuring all-new boot and tail-lamp cluster. It gets a connected tail-lamp design with thin LED strip that runs across the model’s width. The license plate is now positioned slightly lower on the boot, while the rear bumper gets newly styled, vertically placed reflectors and a dual-tone faux-diffuser.
The updated model is around 25mm longer than the outgoing Verna. The 2020 Hyundai Verna comes equipped with a larger touchscreen infotainment system and more connected car features. The sedan could receive the Bluelink connectivity solution, which is available on the Venue SUV in India.
The Chinese-spec model is available in a single 1.4-litre petrol engine. The India-spec 2020 Hyundai Verna will receive a new set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. These BSVI compliant engines will also power the next-generation Hyundai Creta. The same engine options are available in the recently launched Kia Seltos SUV.
The 1.5-litre diesel engine is capable of producing 115bhp of power and 250Nm of torque, which is around 13bhp and 10Nm less than the outgoing Verna diesel. The petrol engine is also expected to receive a 48V mild hybrid system for better fuel efficiency.