South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai has launched a new anniversary edition model of its best selling C-segment sedan in India. Hyundai’s Indian arm, Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) marks the completion of its 20 years in the country this month and the company wants to celebrate the occasion in style. Just so you know, Hyundai’s first foray into the Indian car scene was in the form of Santro, which was launched in September 1998. The prices for the anniversary addition Verna will start at around Rs. 11.64 lakh for SX petrol variant, while SX automatic petrol comes at around Rs. 12.83 lakh. The SX diesel variant will be priced at around Rs. 12.85 lakh and the automatic comes in at Rs. 13.20 Lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi and subject to change.
On to the car now, Hyundai is offering many offers and additional equipment in the 20th anniversary celebration edition Verna. Changes on the outside include silver skid plates both at the front and rear, anniversary edition badging and a stylish boot spoiler. Other minor cosmetic upgrades are blacked-out ORVMs and a shark fin antenna.
Coming to the inside, the car now features a wireless phone charger, and an electric sunroof, both of which are welcomed changes. The interiors have now been done wholly in black with blue trim inserts around the central AC vents.
That’s not all as Hyundai is offering exchange benefits of up to Rs. 20,000 with this car. Also, there is free third party insurance for second and third years up for grabs along with corporate benefits of Rs 20,000.
There have been no changes whatsoever under the hood of this car and it’s only a cosmetic and feature update over the current Verna. The current generation car comes with two engine options on the anniversary edition: a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine makes 123 Bhp of power and 151 Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre diesel engine produces 128 Bhp of power and 260 Nm of torque. Both the 1.6-litre engines are offered with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Hyundai dealers around India are taking bookings for the anniversary edition Verna. An official announcement about the car is expected to arrive soon.