Expected to be launched in the coming few weeks, the 2020 Hyundai Verna is a mid-cycle facelift and will feature a completely new BS-VI compliant powertrain line-up.
Fans of the Hyundai Verna have plenty of reasons to be excited, as Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has dropped the official teasers of the upcoming BS-VI compliant Verna facelift. Based on first impressions, the updated design of the India-spec model is actually borrowed from the Russia-spec Hyundai Solaris.
Quickly listing out the visual changes, the biggest ones are at the front and rear. There's the latest iteration of the new cascading grille at the front, flanked by new LED headlamps. The reprofiled bumper features new fog lamps, and the housing borrows its design from the one seen on the new Elantra. Likewise, the grille insert at the lower end of the bumper also gets a refreshed design.
At the back, changes are highlighted by a new design for the taillamps. Though their outer shape has not been altered, the housing gets a revised layout. The rear bumper now features a slimmer bottom insert design, which is now chrome-lined. The side profile remains more or less unchanged, although the new design of the alloy wheels peeking through the teaser image can't be ignored.
With the BS-VI update, the Verna will bid farewell to its old engine and transmission line-up. The old 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol & diesel units will be replaced by the 1.5-litre petrol & diesel units (same as the upcoming Creta facelift). Also, the 1.0-litre Turbo GDi petrol motor will mark its debut on the Verna. The 1.5-litre MPi naturally-aspirated petrol unit will be offered with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed CVT automatic, whereas the 1.5-litre turbocharged U2 diesel will come paired to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The 1.0-litre T-GDi motor will be exclusively paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (DCT) gearbox (as seen on the Venue).