- New Hyundai Verna will launch on 30 October in China
- Features design changes at the front and rear
- Will come loaded with Hyundai Blue Link connected features
The Verna facelift incorporates a new design language, which is reminiscent of the Elantra and the upcoming Hyundai Creta (ix25). It gets a wider cascading grille, sleek headlamps and a sharp bumper. The silhouette is largely identical to the outgoing model but gets new precision-cut alloy wheels. The extravagant styling continues to the rear as well. It gets wraparound LED taillights that are connected to each other and a sporty bumper with many cuts and creases.
On the other hand, the interiors of the new Hyundai Verna are classier. It comes equipped with a new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an all-digital instrument cluster, which will also make its way into the new-gen Creta and Elite i20. What will also make its way into the new Verna will be wireless phone charging and the Hyundai Blue Link connected car features.
Under the hood, the China-spec Hyundai Verna facelift is expected to continue with the 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol motor. That said, the Indian model is likely to be offered with the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel powertrains that are currently on offer in the Kia Seltos. A sportier 1.4-litre TGDI motor cannot be ruled out either. The new Verna will compete against the likes of the Honda City, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.