Hyundai Verna: What’s new with the 2020 facelift 1

In its current-generation, the Hyundai Verna’s was introduced back in 2017. In just a matter of three years, Hyundai has yet again updated its mid-sized sedan to keep up with the fierce competition. Where the earlier spec Verna was a BS-IV model, the current facelift takes a huge leap ahead as it brings three new BS-VI approved engines to the line-up.

Over the years, the mid-size sedan segment has been nothing short of a musical chair of top honours between the Honda City, the Hyundai Verna, and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Not that the Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento, and Skoda Rapid aren’t its competitors, but these models have simply failed to make a dent in the segment. On another note, I, for one, certainly have high hopes with the new Rapid Rider 1.0 TSI, but that’s a story for another day.

Here’s more that’s new with the 2020 Hyundai Verna, and how it tackles other mid-sized sedans in the country. Read on.

Specifications

The main talking point for the 2020 Hyundai Verna is the new face, replete with a sizeable Cascading grille, which is flanked by a pair of new full-LED headlamps.

As far as its dimensions are concerned, the sedan is 4,440mm in length, 1,729mm in width, and 1,475mm in height. The dual-tone 16-inch wheels are separated by a wheelbase of 2,600mm. Other than that, it has a respectable fuel tank capacity of 45-litres and a boot space capacity of 465-litres.

On the powertrain front, the 2020 Verna comes with two petrol and a diesel engine. The first of the two petrol engines isa 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit, which is borrowed from the Seltos. It is good for 113bhp and 144Nm torques.

As for the diesel, it’s also the 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that does its duty under the hood of the 2020 Creta. Here, too, the engine makes 113bhp and 250Nm torque. It comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

Mileage

As for the overall fuel efficiency, the 2020 Verna seems to be a bit more efficient than its predecessor. Of course, the diesel engine delivers better fuel efficiency around 25km/l with the manual transmission and 21.3km/l with the automatic. As for the petrol engines, expect the 1.5-litre NA motor to deliver 18.45km/l with the manual transmission and 17.7km/l with the CVT automatic. The 1.0-litre engine, mated with a 7-speed DCT, is also quite efficient at 19.2km/l.

Features

The higher trims of the 2020 Verna now get a fully-digital instrument cluster, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Blue Link connectivity suite, wireless smartphone charging, cooled glovebox, and front ventilated seats.

On top of that, some of the nifty features such as like side and curtain airbags, Smart Key, electric sunroof, automatic headlamps, cruise control, adjustable rear seat headrests and leatherette upholstery are carried over from its predecessor.

Colours

The Verna, as of mid-2020, comes in six shades, namely,Phantom Black, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Starry Night, and Fiery Red.

Variants and Prices

As of mid-2020, the Hyundai Vernais available in eleven variants, either in the diesel-automatic or the petrol-automatic configuration. The prices start at Rs. 9.31 lakhs for the S 1.5 VTVT variant going all the way to Rs. 15.1 lakhs for the SX (O) 1.5 CRDi AT variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Also, grab the latest info on the new cars, only at autoX.

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