The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift gets significant cosmetic changes, updated interiors and brand new BS6 complaint petrol and diesel engines. It also gets a new 1.0L turbo-petrol engine.
The Hyundai Verna facelift is just around the corner with its launch in the coming weeks in March. Hyundai has now released the first teaser image of the 2020 India-spec Verna facelift. Just as we had expected, the India-spec Verna is actually a lot similar to the Russia-spec Verna facelift that was revealed some time ago. Honda is also going to launch the next-gen City in the coming weeks in India and both these sedans will re-ignite their rivalry in the mid-size sedan segment.
The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift receives plenty of visual updates. The headlights have been reshaped and are now LED units with new DRLs. The face is dominated by a rather large ‘Cascading grille’ with lots of chrome treatment and the bumper has been redesigned as well which looks a lot similar to the one on the Elantra. The bumper even gets a brushed-aluminium insert for the lip.
When viewed in the profile, the Verna facelift does not sport any significant changes except for the new dual-tone alloy wheels. At the back, the sedan gets a revised tail lamp and a restyled bumper with again some chrome treatment and a subtle faux diffuser.
Along with previewing the design, Hyundai has also revealed the engine options that would be on offer on the 2020 Verna facelift. The sedan will get a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. This 1.0L turbo-petrol engine produces 120bhp in the Venue, Grand i10 Nios and the Verna and we expect it to remain same for the Verna as well.
Apart from this new 1.0L engine, the facelifted car will get new 1.5 liter petrol and diesel engines as well. Hyundai will be phasing out the engines in the current Verna due to the BS6 norms. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be standard with the engines. For the automatic variants, the petrol engine will come with a CVT gearbox while the diesel engine can be had with a 6-speed torque-convertor automatic.
On the inside, the Hyundai Verna facelift is expected to get a digital instrument cluster and a larger, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Hyundai’s own BlueLink connected car tech. As mentioned earlier, the launch of the Verna facelift coincides with that of the next-gen City and it would be interesting to see how these updated sedans rival against each other. The Hyundai Verna facelift’s price is likely to go up by a fair bit; the pre-facelift Verna’s price ranges from Rs 8.18-14.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).