The facelifted Verna features an all-new bonnet, headlights, tail lamps, fog lamps, redesigned front and rear bumpers and an all-new grille. The bonnet creases are different; the headlights have grown in size and now end at the axle. The tail-lights have retained the similar shape and the boot seems to have been carried forward from the current car, the bumpers at the front and rear are all-new and the car gets new diamond cut alloy-wheels. The Verna now looks a little mature in comparison to the current model.
However, it would be nice if Hyundai makes the Verna a better handling car, which is believed to be a major grouse with the current car. The competition like VW Vento and Ford Fiesta is better sorted dynamically and even the Honda City despite its longer wheelbase hasn’t lost much of its nimble handling character.
The Hyundai Verna was launched in 2011 in India and quickly became the best-seller in the C-segment. The competition did not have an answer to its fluidic design or refined diesel mill and performance. But, things have changed, the all-new Honda City has taken the Indian car market by storm and Hyundai is facing the heat. The Honda City was always the segment leader, however the lack of an oil burner made its work difficult and Verna took the lead, but Honda seems to have addressed that with their new diesel engine.
Source: Car News China