Old vs New Verna 2020 – Exterior, Interior, Features, Price Comparison

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Verna Facelift comes with New BS6 Engines, Many More Features without much hike in price

Hyundai Verna has been one of the best seller for a number of years.The sedan has been popular since its launch in India and always remains in demand.The third generation Verna launched back in 2017 will be receiving a major update in the form of facelift in this month on 26th with host of interior, exterior, features, price, safety equipments upgrade.So here is detailed comparison of old vs new Verna 2020.

1. Old vs New Verna 2020 Exterior Comparison

In India, we will be getting the Russian spec Solaris as the facelifted Verna and not the Chinese Spec Verna.First of all, the headlamps grows larger in size and projector unit gets replaced by all LED headlamps.The cascading chrome grille gets bigger in size and the projector fog lamps are placed in a triangular housing.Hyundai India will also update the design of wheels in facelift Verna.Side look of the Verna remains unchanged while at the rear, the tail lamps looks have LED elements while certain changes have been made to the bumper to make it look even more stylish.

old vs new verna comparison

2. Old vs New Verna Interior Comparison

Hyundai Verna Facelift will be available in 2 interior theme options – Black and Beige or All Black Theme.While the dual tone scheme will be available for 1.5 L engines, the sporty single tone theme will be reserved for 1.0 turbo engine trims only.It gets all new dashboard and the 7 inch infotainment system paves way to bigger 8 inch touchscreen system.While other material remains untouched, the instrument cluster is now all digital and looks similar to one in New Creta 2020.

old vs new verna interior comparison

3. Old vs New Verna Engine Options and Mileage Comparison

Old Verna Petrol Engines

Engine Specs 1.4 Petrol 1.6 Petrol
Engine 1.4 L 1368 cc Dual VTVT 4 Cylinder 1.6 L 1591 cc Dual VTVT 4 Cylinder
Emission Standards BS 4  BS 4
Power 99 BHP @ 6000 RPM 121 BHP @ 6400 RPM
Torque  132 NM @ 4000 RPM 151 NM @ 4850 RPM
Transmission 6 Speed MT 6 Speed MT / AT
Fuel Efficiency  19.1 kmpl 17.7 kmpl / 15.92 kmpl

The current spec Hyundai Verna comes with 2 petrol engine options – 1.4 L petrol and 1.6 L Petrol.The 1.4 litre Dual VTVT unit makes 99 BHP @ 6000 RPM and 132 NM @ 4000 RPM of peak torque.It gets paired to 6 speed manual transmission with ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 19.1 kmpl.While the 1.6 L petrol engine offered with 6 Speed Manual and Automatic with certified mileage of 17.7 kmpl and 15.92 kmpl respectively produces 121 BHP @ 6400 RPM and maximum torque of 151 NM @ 4850 RPM.

New Verna Petrol Engines

Engine Specs 1.5 Petrol 1.0 Petrol
Engine 1.5 L 1497 cc 4 Cylinder 1.0 L 998 cc GDI Turbo 3 Cylinder
Emission Standards BS 6 BS 6
Power 114 BHP @ 4000 RPM 118 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque  144 NM @ 4500 RPM 172 NM @ 1500 RPM
Transmission 6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT 7 Speed DCT
Fuel Efficiency  17.1 kmpl / 18.1 kmpl 17.8 kmpl

The facelifted Verna comes with BS 6 compliant all new engines.It gets 1.5 L petrol mill with 114 BHP @ 4000 RPM and 144 NM @ 4500 RPM of torque.It gets the option of 6 speed manual and 7 step CVT with mileage of 17.1 kmpl and 18.1 kmpl respectively.The 1.0 L 3 cylinder turbo petrol is derived from Venue compact SUV and makes 118 BHP @ 6000 RPM and 172 NM @ 1500 RPM.It sends power to 7 Speed DCT gearbox with fuel efficiency of 17.8 kmpl.Both these engine options replaces the current lineup of petrol engines.

verna 1.0 turbo petrol dct

Old Verna Diesel Engines

Engine Specs 1.4 Diesel 1.6 Diesel
Engine 1.4 L 1396 cc U2 CRDi 4 Cylinder 1.6 L 1582 cc U2 CRDi 4 Cylinder
Emission Standards BS 4  BS 4
Power 89 BHP @ 4000 RPM 126 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque  220 NM @ 1500 RPM 260 NM @ 1500 RPM
Transmission 6 Speed MT 6 Speed MT / AT
Fuel Efficiency  24.75 kmpl 24.75 kmpl / 21.02 kmpl

Like the petrol engines, there is a set of Diesel engines as well.The 1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel with 6 speed manual gearbox and 24.75 kmpl of mileage churns power and torque figures of 89 BHP @ 4000 RPM and 220 NM @ 1500 RPM.The bigger 1.6 L unit with 126 BHP @ 4000 RPM and 260 NM @ 1500 of peak torque can be had with either 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmission.The claimed fuel efficiency for 1.6 manual and automatic transmission is 24.75 kmpl and 21.02 kmpl respectively.

New Verna Diesel Engines

Engine Specs 1.5 Diesel
Engine 1.5 L 1493 cc 4 Cylinder
Emission Standards BS 6
Power 114 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque  250 NM @ 1500 RPM
Transmission 6 speed MT / AT
Fuel Efficiency  21.4 kmpl / 18.3 kmpl

The two old BS 4 Diesel engines gets replaced by new BS VI compliant 1.5 L 4 Cylinder diesel powertrain with output figures of 114 BHP @ 4000 RPM and 250 NM @ 1500 RPM.It will be available with 6 Speed manual and automatic transmission options with ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 21.4 kmpl and 18.3 kmpl respectively.This means that in facelift Verna, there will be only one Diesel engine on offer.

4. Old vs New Verna Features Comparison

Hyundai Verna has always been a feature loaded package.Still the present spec Verna comes with all the bells and whistles including push start stop button with keyless entry, rear windscreen sunshade, 6 airbags, front and rear armrest, cooled glovebox, wireless phone charger, automatic projector headlamps, projector fog lamps, electric sunroof among others and outshines the rivals in terms of features on offer.Compared to the present spec Hyundai Verna, facelifted variant gets host of new features like 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system, Blue link connected car technology, LED headlamps and tail lamps, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Electronic Stability Programme, and features like front parking sensors and paddle shifters for 1.0 L turbo petrol variant.

5. Old vs New Verna Variants Comparison

The present Hyundai Verna comes in 5 variants – E, S, SX, SX+ and SX(O) with the 1.4 petrol and diesel engine limited to base two trims while SX, SX Plus and top model SX Optional reserved for 1.6 petrol and diesel unit with manual and automatic gearbox.Now the variant lineup will be shuffled a bit with the base E model called by the term S and S being converted into S+.Other variants remains the same.

The 1.5 Petrol MT comes in all the variants except SX+ while the 1.5 L Petrol CVT remains limited to only SX Plus and SX Option.The Turbo petrol variant with paddle shifters and a number of other sporty elements inside outside gets SX+ trim while the 1.5 L Diesel with 6 Speed MT gets S, S Plus, SX and SX(O) and one with 6 Speed automatic gets the top two – SX+ and SX(O).

2020 Hyundai Verna Variants 

Variants S S+ SX SX+ SX (O)
1.5 Petrol MT Yes Yes Yes Yes
1.5 Petrol CVT Yes Yes
1.0 Petrol DCT Yes
1.5 Diesel MT Yes Yes Yes Yes
1.5 Diesel AT Yes Yes

6. Old vs New Verna Colour Options Comparison

Hyundai Verna is offered with 7 single tone exterior colour schemes which includes Typhoon Silver, Starry Night, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Phantom Black, Alpha Blue and Polar White while the facelifted version of Hyundai Verna will be offered with 6 exterior paint options as the Alpha Blue colour theme will be given a miss which means the colour options offered in New Verna are Starry Night, Titan Grey, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey and Fiery Red.

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7. Old vs New Verna Price Comparison

Presently, the Hyundai Verna is priced between Rs. 8.18 Lakhs for the base E 1.4 L petrol manual variant and Rs. 14.08 Lakhs for the top end diesel automatic trim (All Prices, Ex Showroom).With the facelift, the prices of base trims will go up by around Rs. 20,000 while the top end variants will be launched with the same price tag since a smaller engine with slightly smaller engine capacity will replace the current set of BS 4 powertrains.Verna Facelift is expected to be priced between Rs. 8.38 Lakhs to Rs. 14 Lakhs (Ex Showroom Price).

Hyundai Verna Facelift will be launched in India on March 26, 2020.It will be the second launch of the month by the carmakers after New Creta on 17th March.Verna Facelift will rival the likes of New Generation Honda City which will be unveiled in India on March 16 and going up on sale in April 2020, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and Maruti Ciaz.