South Korean automaker Hyundai has silently launched the new GL variant of its mid-sized sedan Verna in the Indian car market at Rs. 7.17 lakh. This GL trim is offered in both petrol and diesel versions. While the petrol variant gets the 1.4-litre VTVT engine, the oil burner has 1.4-litre CRDi unit. Now, the Hyundai Verna petrol lineup starts at Rs. 7.17 lakh; the base spec diesel model costs Rs. 8.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new Verna GL trim comes equipped with some basic features including 2 DIN audio system with USB & AUX-in compatibility, alternator management system, central locking, chrome parking lever button, keyless entry – folding key with trunk open function, roof antenna, tilt steering, vanity mirrors and few more.
The 1.4-litre VTVT engine is capable of developing the max power output of 105bhp and 138Nm of top torque, while the oil burner, 1.4-litre CRDI, produces 89bhp and 224Nm of torque. While the petrol engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox, the diesel unit gets 6-speed transmission. Both the engines transmit power to the front wheels of the sedan.
Additionally, the company has also revised Verna’s lineup. The company has discontinued the 1.6-litre VTVT powered automatic variants of the SX (O) and EX, and the 1.6-litre CRDi auto and 1.4-litre CRDI EX variant.
Ever since new Honda City launched in the Indian car market, Hyundai Verna sales went down and it slipped to number 2 in its segment. The introduction of new variants and revision of Verna lineup could be the strategy to attract buyers.