Hyundai Verna facelift spied in India

The South Korean manufacturing giant Hyundai Motor India has taken the nation by storm with the launch of its sporty-looking performance-oriented N-line models. And to continue its ride on this wave, the company is looking to launch the new facelifted model of its mid-size sedan Verna. Codenamed as the BN7, the new Hyundai sedan was caught testing in South India back in May of this year. However, most recently another test mule of the same car has been spotted testing again on the country roads.

Hyundai Verna facelift spied in India

The model spotted during testing was heavily camouflaged like the one spotted earlier in the year. From the looks of it, we can note that the upcoming Verna will feature a radical shift in its exterior styling. The new model will be based on Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language. From the new and old spy shots along with some renders from various sources, we can expect Hyundai to give the new Verna a very low-set bumper-mounted headlamp and a massive parametric front grille. The front along with the entire body will have a ton of creases to accentuate the aggressiveness of the vehicle.

In terms of the side appearance, it will have more creases on the sides and a similar sloping roof design that has been a hallmark of the more recent Verna models. The all-new Hyundai Verna will have a sleek design and a fresh aspect in the back that will resemble the Hyundai Elantra. The dimensions of the new Hyundai Verna will also increase, making it somewhat larger than the sedan’s existing design.

Moving on to the inside, we haven’t seen any leaks of the interior just yet, but it’s expected that the South Korean manufacturer will be redesigning it. The forthcoming sedan will have a completely new dashboard and improved interior styling. The 2023 Hyundai Verna will have a long list of new amenities, some of which include a sunroof, LED headlights, and cooled seats. Hyundai has always been liberal with its goodies. Meanwhile, in terms of safety features, Hyundai could be giving it the ADAS features that were recently introduced in the new Tucson along with a ton of airbags and other safety technology.

In the Indian market, the brand-new Hyundai Verna will still be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The same engine options will remain available. The 1.5-liter unit will be available in both manual and automatic versions for the petrol models, while the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine will be available in both versions for the diesel variants. Although Hyundai has not officially confirmed anything, we could see the 2023, Verna equipped with a mild-hybrid powertrain. This will enable the vehicle to achieve optimum fuel economy and meet CAFE standards.

In other Hyundai Motor India news, a black-camouflaged Ioniq 5 was recently seen road-testing in Chennai. Given the distinctive profile and style of the alloy wheels, it was clear from the photos that it was a Hyundai Ioniq 5. We may infer that the debut is imminent because the South Korean company earlier this year said that the brand-new IONIQ 5 will be released in the second half of this year. Hyundai did not disclose a specific release date, although it was anticipated to hit the market around the upcoming holiday season.

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