Just last year, Hyundai launched the all-new Verna in India, a car that has been doing very good numbers in the C- Segment sedan space. In fact, the new Verna has been a segment leader for a couple of months. In 2020, Hyundai is expected to give the Verna a major midlife facelift. Here is a speculative render that indicates what the new Hyundai Verna could look like.
As the render indicates, the facelifted Verna is expected to derive inspiration from the facelifted Elantra, a car that will be launched in India next year. Of course, there will be a few key differences between the two cars when it comes to design. However, do expect many similarities, just like how the current Verna seems like a baby version of the larger, more luxurious Elantra.
Apart from the major design revamp, the facelifted Verna will have key mechanical changes as well. Considering that the much stricter Bharat Stage 6 emission norms will come into force in India from April 2020, the new car will take this factor into account. Reports suggest that the 1.6 litre turbocharged engine of the current Verna will be replaced by a slightly smaller and less powerful 1.5 litre unit.
Also, the 1.6 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine of the car could make way for a smaller, turbocharged engine, again to meet the tighter emission standards. It remains to be seen if Hyundai also introduces a mild hybrid powertrain with the facelifted Verna. As for gearboxes, the 6 speed manual and automatic units are likely to continue on the facelifted version as well.
As for size, the facelifted Verna won’t grow larger considering the fact that it’s a mid-life makeover. New features however, are likely to be added. Pricing too is expected to be similar to the current version. Currently, the car starts from a little under Rs. 8 lakhs for the 1.4 litre E variant.
Render courtesy KleberSilva