According to a source, Hyundai might launch the updated model of the Verna in the first quarter of 2015. It is not to be mistaken for the brand pushing the envelope to counter the competition from the recently launched Honda City, as the car is already on sale in China and Russia.
The changes are not skin deep, instead more of a nip and tuck. The front end gets redesigned projector headlamps, new bumper with LED daytime running lights, and a dual-slat chrome grille.
At the rear it gets a new tail lamp unit with LED units for the brake lights, reflectors integrated into the bumper and a black underlip as well. Its interior remain largely unchanged.
The Verna will continue to be powered by the familiar 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre engines in petrol and diesel. These engines will be mated to a five-speed and a six-speed manual gearbox and a new six-speed automatic transmission.
It seems like the changes are merely cosmetic and apart from the new six-speed automatic gearbox there isn’t any mechanical change. Will it be enough to beat the segment leader – the Honda City? We feel it will be a very tough task.