Hyundai has already rolled out three new cars for 2019 and facelifts of other models are on the way. And looks like the year 2020 will also see the similar taste with the new-gen Hyundai Verna and Creta to follow the lead.
The 2020 Hyundai Verna is the most anticipated car in here as it is largely popular in Indian shores. We share some of the spy shots which were caught in the Chinese market of the new-gen Verna and in this article, we take you through, what can you expect from the upcoming sedan.
Taking the inspiration from Elantra, the new Verna will come with the signature large cascading front grille. The refreshed set of sweptback projector headlamps along with new fog lamp housing looks peculiar on the sedan.
The rear profile sees a thin LED strip that runs across the width of the sedan and connects the taillights. Both the bumpers receive redesigned bumpers and the rear profile also sees a lowered licence plate enclosure. Also, the side profile sees new dual-tone diamond cut alloy wheels.
The all-new Verna could see a new dashboard design along with an all-new multi-function steering wheel. Also, the upholstery will be slightly different than the present generation. A large touchscreen infotainment system is on the cards too.
Like all the upcoming new models from Hyundai, next-gen Verna too will receive connected car technology. The updated infotainment system will feature connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Safety features like ABS with EBD, dual-front airbags, rear parking sensors, high-speed alert system, front seat belt reminders, auto-sensing door locks will come as standard across all trims. Higher variants will see 6-airbags on offer like in the present generation.
Recently, reports said that Hyundai will discontinue the 1.4L and 1.6L diesel engines in 2020 and it will be replaced with 1.5L oil burner. The 1.5L engine will be borrowed from Kia Seltos and is expected to be tuned to two states. The one found in Seltos makes about 115 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque.
Similarly, it will see a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor which generates 115 bhp and 144 Nm on tap. Transmission option for both includes a 6-speed manual transmission. It is not sure if Hyundai will bring CVT gearbox for the petrol automatic or not.
Pricing and Competition
With new styling and features, the prices for the 2020 Verna will be updated. The current generation starts at Rs 8.15 lakh for the base trim and top-end fetches to Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Once launched, it will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and Toyota Yaris.