According to recent reports, the Hyundai Verna facelift could be launched on 16th of February ,2015.The car which is already on sale as the Solaris , in markets like China and Russia , comes with many new changes from the existing model.With the update,Hyundai will be hoping to regain its lost sheen in the segment,and compete more effectively with cars like the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz.
The Verna facelift comes with twin slat chrome grilles, new projector head lamps and a redesigned front bumper. The back bumper is also revised and consists of reflectors which are shaped similar to the front fog lamps. The new car could get a 6-speed automatic transmission, replacing the 4-speed automatic present in the current model. However, the 5-speed manual transmission will continue to do its duty in the base variants.The interior gets a bump up in quality and features .
Mechanically ,The current Verna is sold with a 1.4 liter petrol and 1.6 & 1.4 liter diesel engine options. The facelifted Verna should have a 1.6 liter petrol engine, which has a peak power output of 121hp and about 155Nm of torque. It will also get a 1.6-lite diesel engine producing almost 126hp of power and 259nm of torque. All the short comings of the current generation Verna are expected to be addressed.
The Verna facelift will be priced aggressively , on par with competition. This facelift will be the 3rd car from Hyundai in 2015 , as an Elite i20 based crossover and iX25 SUV are already confirmed.
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