-1.4-litre diesel produces 89bhp/220Nm
-Only available in the E and EX trim
Hyundai has added its 1.4-litre four-cylinder diesel engine as a part of the Verna’s offerings for the Indian market. This engine is offered only on the E and EX trims levels and prices are Rs 9.29 lakhs and Rs 9.99 lakhs respectively (ex-showroom Delhi). The features for the E and EX 1.4-litre diesel are the same as their petrol counterparts and there is difference of Rs 2 lakhs and Rs 50,000 between the E petrol/diesel and the EX petrol/diesel.
This is the same engine that powers the diesel Elite i20/i20 active and produces 89bhp/220Nm with a six-speed manual doing transmission duites. This engine was being offered for the previous generation Verna and last year at the launch of the current car, Hyundai had said that this engine would make a comeback if there was sufficient demand. This is also expected to be the diesel engine for the QXi/Carlino compact crossover when it comes to India next year.
The E variant comes in at an odd spot due to the fact that at this price range it's suddenly in the radar for those looking at top-of-the-line models of the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and the Volkswagen Ameo. This version is nowhere as feature loaded as the compact sedans but is a bigger car with a bigger boot and slightly more powerful diesel engine.