With a new entry-spec base E trim, the Hyundai Verna has become more affordable by up to ₹35,500!
Just a few days back, Hyundai had added a new entry-level base E trim to the Creta variant line-up and increased the prices of the existing variants by up to ₹62,000. Now, the Korean marque has done the same to the new Verna by adding a new 1.5-litre petrol MT base E variant to the line-up. Priced at ₹9.03 lakh, the Verna 1.5 MT E is the most bare-bones version of the car and is more affordable than the S trim by about ₹35,500.
The Verna 1.5 MT E is more or less similar to the S trim in terms of equipment. However, for the reduced cost, the Verna E loses out on some features like a shark-fin antenna, sunglass holder and front USB charging port. The Verna E also misses out on a factory-fitted infotainment system as well as speakers. However, some important features like front disc brakes, reverse parking sensors, ABS with EBD, auto headlamps, central locking, engine immobiliser, front & rear power windows, manual air-conditioner, power steering, rear AC vents, etc. are offered still a part of standard fitment.
The Verna E is powered by the 1.5-litre MPi naturally-aspirated petrol motor that develops 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is the lone gearbox option.
As for the remaining variants, Hyundai has hiked the prices of most of them by approximately ₹7,000 – ₹8,000 (compared to the launch prices).