The Hyundai Verna has finally got another update for the Indian market. This Hyundai Verna 2020 now comes with BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engines. The 1.5-litre petrol engine generates 113hp/144Nm, while the 1.0-litre turbo petrol delivers 118Nm/172Nm. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre diesel motor gives an output of 113hp/250Nm.
Hyundai Verna Price:
The 2020 Hyundai Verna is offered in the following variants – S/S+, SX, SX(O), SX+(O) and it is launched at a price of Rs 9.30 lakh for the base variant and goes up to Rs 15.10 lakh, ex-showroom.
Hyundai Verna 2020 Review
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Hyundai Verna Exterior:
Hyundai has used their Fluidic Sculpture philosophy on the new Verna, the hexagonal grille with chrome lines will be the first to catch your attention. The sleek and swept back headlamps with a triple-vertical layout and projector headlamps and LED DRLs to lend a sleek and expensive look to the front. While it bears the family design philosophy and does look like a watered down version of the Elantra, there are enough design cues to tell the two apart.
Hyundai’s Signature cascading chrome front grille takes on sport-inspired design and refined aerodynamics with a high-quality finish. Projector fog lamps gives you more visibility in foggy weather as well as look more premium.
Hyundai Verna Interior:
On the inside, the Hyundai Verna carries forward the curves and right from the dashboard, which has contours to accentuate the fludic sculpture design philosophy, to the infotainment system to the rear of the cabin where each line is carefully carved out to bring out the elegance. Not only this, the NVH levels are extremely controlled and one cannot hear anything from the outside even while driving or being chauffered around in the diesel engine option. Overall the interiors feels premium and is a good place to be in.
Hyundai Verna Engine & Transmission:
The fifth generation Verna is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine that is paired to both six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission. The 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine develops 120 hp of power, while the 1.6 litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel unit generates 123 hp.
The petrol and diesel engine options have two transmission options – 6-speed automatic for the petrol and a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic for the diesel. Gear shifts on all transmissions are smooth and there isn’t any notchiness. That said, there are no issues with the gearboxes available for the Hyundai Verna.
Braking and Safety:
In terms of safety, the Hyundai Verna comes with ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbags, and rear parking sensors as standard features. The higher variants get six airbags, front parking sensors, TPMS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC).