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2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City – Price, Launch Date And Details

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City – Price / Launch / Engine Specifications / Gearbox Options / Mileage / Dimensions / Features / Safety Features

Hyundai has launched the 2020 Verna Facelift and its prices have also been revealed. The sedan gets a styling makeover for a refreshed look. Also, it gets a couple of new features along with three new engines and two new gearbox options.

In this segment, there is another popular sedan which will also get a major update. Honda was supposed to unveil the new generation City this month but has postponed it due to the Corona Virus. Like Verna, the new City will also get a comprehensive design change, new features and BS6 compliant engines. The unofficial bookings for that have also commenced.

Here, we put the 2020 Hyundai Verna against the 2020 Honda City to check which one seems like a better offering.

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Expected Price

Price (ex-showroom)Rs 9.30 Lakhs to Rs 15.10 LakhsRs 10 Lakhs to Rs 15 Lakhs

The Verna is priced from Rs 9.30 Lakhs for the petrol variants and Rs 10.65 Lakhs for the diesel variant. The top-end diesel automatic variant is the costliest, priced at Rs 15.10 Lakhs. The turbo-DCT variant comes in cheaper at Rs 14 Lakhs.

Honda City, on the other hand, starts off at Rs 9.91 Lakhs up to Rs 14.31 Lakhs. The base variants of all Honda cars are costlier than their rivals. However, these prices include that of BS6 petrol. So, we are expecting the price range to now start at Rs 10 Lakhs going up to Rs 16 Lakhs (all prices ex-showroom).

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Launch Date

Launch Date30th MarchApril Second Week

Reports suggested that the launch of Verna will be delayed, however, Hyundai silently launched the sedan. We were going to see a glimpse of the new City on 17th March. Now, the unveil and launch reportedly has been shifted to April.

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Engine Specifications

Engine1.5 Litre Petrol/1.0 Litre Turbo Petrol1.5 Litre Petrol
Power115 PS/120 PS119 PS
Torque143 Nm/172 Nm145 Nm

The new Verna gets a 1.5 Litre petrol engine, ditching its earlier 1.6 Litre motor. The new engine produces 115 PS and 143 Nm of torque. It also comes with a 1.0 Litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, that puts out 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak torque. That makes it the most powerful sedan in the segment.

City will continue with its 1.5 Litre iVTEC engine, that now produces 119 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque. There are chances of it getting a mild-hybrid system with this engine.

Engine1.5 Litre Diesel1.5 Litre Diesel
Power115 PS100 PS
Torque250 Nm200 Nm

Verna gets a new 1.5 Litre diesel engine, which produces 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. The City gets the same capacity 1.5 Litre iDTEC engine but produces 15 PS and 50 Nm lower. These are still the speculated figures and there could be a possible power bump in the BS6 diesel.

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Gearbox Options

Verna1.5 Litre Petrol1.5 Litre Diesel1.0 Litre Turbo Petrol
Gearbox6-speed MT/CVT6-speed MT/6-speed AT7-speed DCT

Verna comes with four transmission options. A 6-speed MT will be standard on the petrol and diesel engines with the option of a CVT and a 6-speed AT, respectively. The 1.0 Litre turbo petrol engine gets a 7-speed DCT as standard.

City1.5 Litre Petrol1.5 Litre Diesel
Gearbox5-speed MT/CVT6-speed MT/CVT

City Petrol will continue with the same 5-speed MT and CVT options. The diesel engine will finally get a CVT gearbox along with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Mileage

Mileage16 kmpl – 22 kmpl17 kmpl – 24 kmpl

The exact mileage figures will be revealed shortly. These are the current mileage figures, which can increase by 1-2 kmpl for both petrol and diesel engines.


2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Dimensions

Boot Space 480 litres510 litres

Verna retains its dimensions, being 4.41 metre long, 1.72 metres wide and 1.46 metre tall. The wheelbase remains the same at 2600mm and the boot space offered will be 480 litres. In the case with the new City, it gets a generation upgrade with revised dimensions. The City is 4.55 metres long, 1.75 metres wide and 1.49 metres tall. It is slightly bigger than the outgoing version and Verna as well. This could mean that the new City will be more spacious than its rivals.

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Features

Verna continues to remain the most feature-rich sedan in the segment with:

  1. Electric Sunroof
  2. Cruise Control
  3. LED Projector Headlamps
  4. Dual Tone Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  5. Larger Touchscreen Infotainment System
  6. Android Auto And Apple CarPlay
  7. Voice Recognition And Blue Link Technology
  8. Wireless Charger
  9. Digital Instrument Console
  10. Electric Adjustment For Driver Seat
  11. Automatic Climate Control
  12. Front Ventilated Seats
  13. Electronic Parking Brake
  14. Arkamys Sound System
  15. Rear Disc Brakes

City will get new features such as:

  1. Automatic Headlamps
  2. New Touchscreen Infotainment System
  3. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  4. LED Projector Headlamps with LED DRLs
  5. Dual-Tone Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  6. Auto Climate Control
  7. Cruise Control
  8. Steering Mounted Audio Controls
  9. Electric Sunroof
  10. Twin Pod Analogue Instrument Console With MID
  11. Hill Start Assist
  12. Rear AC Vents

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Safety Features

Safety features onboard the new Verna include:

  1. Six Airbags
  2. ABS with EBD
  3. Rear Parking Sensors
  4. Rear Parking Camera
  5. Front Parking Sensors
  7. Auto-Dimming IRVMs
  8. High-Speed Alert And Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

City will get safety features like:

  1. Six Airbags
  2. ABS with EBD
  4. Day/night IRVMs
  5. High-Speed Alert
  6. Rear Parking Sensors
  7. Rear Parking Camera With Multi-View
  8. Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock