Hyundai India has expanded the range of Verna’s mid-size sedans with a new entry-level Hyundai Verna “E” model.
The new version of Hyundai Verna E is available with a 1.5 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. The petrol unit generates a maximum power of 113 hp and 144 Nm of torque. It has a 6-speed manual gearbox to perform the transmission tasks.
The 2020 Hyundai Verna E is priced at Rs 9.02 lakh (Ex-showroom), which makes it more affordable at around Rs 28,000 compared to the previous entry-level petrol model S. The latter costs Rs 9.30 lakh (Ex-showroom).
The new Hyundai Verna E comes with all the comfort and safety features of the S model. However, it misses some important features, including a USB charger, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a kickstand. For sunglasses. On the outside, the model features a chrome-plated front grille, halogen headlights, ORVM-mounted gauges, and 15-inch steel wheels with 185/65 tyres and wheels.
Features list includes steering wheel-mounted controls, a manual air-conditioning unit with rear air vents, a 4-speaker Arkamys system, a cooled glove compartment, electrically adjustable ORVM units, power windows, front and rear armrests, and adjustable headrests in the seats Front, analog tachometer, two-tone beige, and black interiors. On the safety front, you’ll get dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, remote central locking with keyless entry, a manual interior rearview mirror for day and night, and ABS with EBD.
The updated Hyundai Verna is also available with 1.0-liter turbo petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engines. While the former is good enough for 118 hp and 172 Nm, the latter generates 113 hp with 250 Nm. The turbocharged petrol engine comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, while the oil burner is available with both a manual and a six-speed automatic.
If the reports are to be believed, the South Korean automaker could offer the new iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) gearbox in its updated lineup for the Verna and Creta models.