New Honda City 2020 Vs New Hyundai Verna 2020

New Honda City 2020 Vs New Hyundai Verna 2020

Hyundai launched the Hyundai Verna facelift amidst the lockdown and its deliveries have also commenced. The Honda City was supposed to be launched prior to the Verna but due to the ongoing pandemic, its launch got delayed. With the update, both the sedans offer a lot more features and some exciting new engines.

While the Hyundai Verna gets a facelift along with a BS6 engine upgrade, the Honda City will get a proper generation upgrade. The dimensions will also be changed so as to make it a completely new offering. However, Honda will also continue to offer the outgoing version along with the upcoming one. Here is a detailed specification comparison between Hyundai Verna Facelift and 2020 Honda City.

New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna
New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna


Price (ex-showroom) Rs 9.30 Lakhs to Rs 15.10 Lakhs Rs 10 Lakhs to Rs 16 Lakhs

The Hyundai Verna is priced from Rs 9.30 Lakhs for the petrol variants and Rs 10.65 Lakhs for the diesel variant. The top-end diesel automatic variant is the costliest, priced at Rs 15.10 Lakhs. The turbo-DCT variant comes in cheaper at Rs 14 Lakhs.

Honda City, on the other hand, starts off at Rs 9.91 Lakhs up to Rs 14.31 Lakhs. The latest reports suggest that the new City will only come with the top end of two trims. If you want to buy a base variant, you will have to go to the current City. The new version is expected to demand at least a Lakh more than the outgoing version.

 Launch Date

Launch Date 30th March August

Reports suggested that the launch of Verna will be delayed, however, Hyundai silently launched the sedan. It was officially launched just a couple of weeks back and earlier, the prices were revealed. As for the Honda City, our dealership sources confirm that the manufacturer will reveal the prices and officially launch it in August.

Engine Specifications

Engine 1.5 Litre Petrol/1.0 Litre Turbo Petrol 1.5 Litre Petrol
Power 115 PS/120 PS 119 PS
Torque 143 Nm/172 Nm 145 Nm
New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna
New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna

The new Hyundai Verna gets a 1.5 Litre petrol engine, ditching its earlier 1.6 Litre motor. The new engine produces 115 PS and 143 Nm of torque. It also comes with a 1.0 Litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, that puts out 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak torque. That makes it the most powerful sedan in the segment.

Honda City will continue with its 1.5 Litre iVTEC engine, which now produces 119 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque. There are chances of it getting a mild-hybrid system with this engine.

New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna
New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna

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 Gearbox Options

HYUNDAI VERNA 1.5 Litre Petrol 1.5 Litre Diesel 1.0 Litre Turbo Petrol
Gearbox 6-speed MT/CVT 6-speed MT/6-speed AT 7-speed DCT

Hyundai Verna comes with four transmission options. A 6-speed MT will be standard on the petrol and diesel engines with the option of a CVT and a 6-speed AT, respectively. The 1.0 Litre turbo petrol engine gets a 7-speed DCT as standard.

HONDA CITY 1.5 Litre Petrol 1.5 Litre Diesel
Gearbox 5-speed MT/CVT 6-speed MT/CVT

Honda City Petrol will continue with the same 5-speed MT and CVT options. The diesel engine will finally get a CVT gearbox along with a 6-speed manual gearbox.


Engine Verna City
Mileage 16 kmpl – 22 kmpl 17 kmpl – 24 kmpl

The exact mileage figures will be revealed shortly. These are the current mileage figures, which can increase by 1-2 kmpl for both petrol and diesel engines.


Length 4405mm 4549mm
Width 1720mm 1748mm
Height 1455mm 1489mm
Wheelbase 2600mm 2600mm
Boot Space 480 litres 510 litres

Hyundai Verna retains its dimensions, being 4.41 metre long, 1.72 metres wide and 1.46 metre tall. The wheelbase remains the same at 2600mm and the boot space offered will be 480 litres. In the case with the new City, it gets a generation upgrade with revised dimensions. The City is 4.55 metres long, 1.75 metres wide and 1.49 metres tall. It is slightly bigger than the outgoing version and Verna as well. This could mean that the new City will be more spacious than its rivals.


Hyundai Verna continues to remain the most feature-rich sedan in the segment with:

  1. Electric Sunroof
  2. Cruise Control
  3. LED Projector Headlamps
  4. Dual Tone Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  5. Larger Touchscreen Infotainment System
  6. Android Auto And Apple CarPlay
  7. Voice Recognition And Blue Link Technology
  8. Wireless Charger
  9. Digital Instrument Console
  10. Electric Adjustment For Driver Seat
  11. Automatic Climate Control
  12. Front Ventilated Seats
  13. Electronic Parking Brake
  14. Arkamys Sound System
  15. Rear Disc Brakes

    New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna
    New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna

Honda City will get new features such as:

  1. Automatic Headlamps
  2. New Touchscreen Infotainment System with Alexa Assistance
  3. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  4. LED Projector Headlamps with LED DRLs
  5. Dual-Tone Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  6. Auto Climate Control
  7. Cruise Control
  8. Steering Mounted Audio Controls
  9. Electric Sunroof
  10. Twin Pod Analogue Instrument Console With MID
  11. Hill Start Assist
  12. Rear AC Vents

    New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna
    New Honda City,New Hyundai Verna

Safety Features

Safety features onboard the new Hyundai Verna include:

  1. Six Airbags
  2. ABS with EBD
  3. Rear Parking Sensors
  4. Rear Parking Camera
  5. Front Parking Sensors
  7. Auto-Dimming IRVMs
  8. High-Speed Alert And Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Honda City will get safety features like:

  1. Six Airbags
  2. ABS with EBD
  4. Day/night IRVMs
  5. High-Speed Alert
  6. Rear Parking Sensors
  7. Rear Parking Camera With Multi-View
  8. Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

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