Hyundai Verna, the car which on its launch in 2011 won a lot of admirers, is just back from the drawing board. Hyundai is going in for a mid-life facelift for the Verna and it is expected to be launched in China by the end of the year. The car is known as the Rena there.
This can be considered a timely move since competition like the Honda City, Nissan Sunny and Ford Fiesta have already undergone cosmetic and technical changes to suit the market demands.
In the Chinese market, the Verna is having a pretty good run, in fact it features in their Top 20 list of cars this year as well. Launching a facelift of this popular car will get them good numbers.
Chinese auto portal Sohu reports that the Hyundai Verna facelift will launch in China towards the end of the year. The shape of the headlamp, grille and fog lights are different, and new daytime running lights are incorporated, claims the report. The changes make it look much younger states the website.
India, will probably get to see the car early or mid next year, after its launch in China and mechanically the mildly different Verna Fluidic will not be seeing many changes from the previous car. Since it's a facelift, we expect the car to retain the same 1.4-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines mated to five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.
Earlier, in August we had reported of the Hyundai Verna getting a minor change in the form of LEDs in the headlights. Here, the car competes in the C-segment with mid-sized cars like Maruti SX4, Fiat Linea, and the Volkswagen Vento.