Hyundai has recently introduced the updated Solaris sedan (Verna in India) in the Russian market. The South Korean automaker is also planning to launch the updated Verna in India to counter the growing competition in the mid-sized sedan segment. In recent times, car manufacturers have launched new generation and updated cars in the C-segment. The updated Hyundai Verna features the evolved version of Hyundai’s Fluidic design- “Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy”.
The Hyundai Verna facelift gets subtle changes to both front and rear fascias. It features larger headlights which resembles Hyundai’s premium saloons- the Sonata and the Genesis. This model has larger dual-slat grille instead of single slat found in the current model. The updated sedan has restyled bumper which accommodates wide airdam and new fog lights with DRLs.
The rear profile looks similar to the current model; however, the company has made small tweaks like brake lights now features sport LED. The rear bumper is equipped with redesigned reflectors and a black underbody. We believe that the company will give some addition features to this sedan to compete well against the likes of new Honda City, Nissan Sunny and others.
Mechanically, the Hyundai Verna facelift is likely to remain unchanged. While the petrol version will get the same 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre engines, the oil burner has – a 1.4-litre CRDi and a 1.6-litre CRDi. Both the engines are paired to a six-speed manual transmission gearbox. The petrol version of the Russian model is fitted to six-speed automatic gearbox, and it is expected to come India as well.