We reported earlier that Hyundai is readying the Verna facelift for the Indian car market to counter the growing popularity of new Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. If media reports are to be believed, the company will launch the updated Verna in the first quarter of next year. The refreshed model is already available in Chinese and Russian markets, and features some cosmetic and mechanical changes.
The refreshed Verna gets slightly modified front fascia with a new dual-slat chrome grille, flanked by restyled headlights with projectors, new bumper with LED daytime running lamps, redesigned fog lamps, etc. At the back, the updated Verna gets LEDs for the brake lights, new bumper featuring new integrated reflectors and black guard on the bottom of bumper. The interiors of the sedan likely to remain unchanged; however, company might tweak some ingredients to keep things fresh in the market.
Under the bonnet, the Verna facelift is expected to get the same powertrains. While the gasoline version would 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. It is expected that the automatic transmission would be a six-speed automatic gearbox instead of 4-speed.