The facelifted Verna will get an all-new design.
- Interiors, too, are likely to be upgraded.
- It is expected to get all-new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines.
Hyundai Motors has been working on a facelift for the Verna for quite some time now, and the first set of spy images were leaked yesterday in China. The new Hyundai Verna was spotted completely undisguised, which reveals its exterior design.
Despite being a facelift, the Hyundai Verna gets a completely new design. Upfront, there's a huge cascading family grille, a set of new sharp-looking projector headlamps and a redesigned bumper. The profile is largely unchanged, but gets new alloy wheels, although, higher models will get diamond-cut wheels.
At the rear, the new Hyundai Verna facelift is unmistakably Chinese in design. It gets new split taillights, and there's a light strip across the tailgate that connects both the tail lamps. The tailgate and rear bumper are all-new, and the design feels busy and cluttered. That said, it remains to be seen whether Hyundai chooses to use this design for the India-spec Verna. Although the interiors aren't visible in these images, the new Verna is expected to get an updated cabin.
The mechanicals of the China-spec Hyundai Verna facelift isn't known yet. That said, the India-spec model is likely to be powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that will also power the upcoming Kia Seltos and the next-generation Hyundai Creta. The possibility of the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and DCT combo cannot be ruled out either, for the Verna facelift.
The new Hyundai Verna facelift is expected to be launched in India sometime in 2020. And once launched, it will compete against the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento.