Hyundai’s C-segment challenger in India, the Verna has been gathering headlines since some time for its facelifted model. While the car had already been spotted a couple of times previously, now the official studio images of the facelifted Verna have been revealed by Hyundai. The South Korean auto manufacturer recently showcased the car at its world premiere in Chengdu Motor show, China. It is expected to be showcased during the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo and a launch event will follow in the subsequent months. Coming to the design of the Verna facelift, it gets a radical transformation which makes it seem like a generation update rather than a mid-cycle facelift.
Hyundai launched the current generation Verna in 2017 and hence a facelift in 2020 was due without a question. The designers, however, did some extra work and as a result the Verna facelift has a front end that looks completely different from the current model in a good way. The overall design is on the lines of the new Elantra dn Sonata, though Verna’s own identity has been maintained throughout.
The facelift features a big chrome grille upfront with horizontal bars of brushed metal and a Hyundai logo in the middle. The headlamps are larger and more angular as well compared to the current model. The bumper also feature the same edgy design with a triangular cutouts below the headlamps. Do note that the lower variants may sport an all-black grille and would be less flashy than the one here. The top models would also feature all-LED headlamps among other bits.
Towards the sides, things are more or less the same. The major change here are the new stylish alloy wheels which are expected to make it to India too. They will be limited to the top-end variants though as the lower variants will make do with silver alloys. Moving to the rear end, the tail lamp design is similar to the one seen on the outgoing variant.
What has changed though is that they are longer and have a thin strip running between them. The boot design is all-new with the license plate position shifted to a lower end of the boot. The boot lid gets a slight kink towards its end and apart from, a dual-tone faux-diffuser is seen at the lower end of the bumper.
On the inside, the new facelifted Verna is expected to come with a larger touchscreen setup along with connected car features. As for the engine options that will be offered with the new Verna facelift, India bound Hyundai Verna facelift will get a new set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options. These engines will be BS6-compliant and will be used on the new generation Hyundai Creta as well apart from a few other new Hyundai models in India.