Hyundai is all set to launch the all-new Verna, as the automaker has released the first official photos of the subcompact sedan that will go on sale in China on the 30th of October. The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift made its debut at the Chengdu Auto Show last month. China has always been the first market to receive new models or facelift when it comes to the Hyundai Verna.
The current generation Verna made its debut at the Chengdu Motor Show back in September 2016 and has received a thorough facelift after a span of 3 years. The new Verna gets comprehensive design revisions on the outside for a bolder styling. There is a more aggressive design with a larger new radiator grille with thicker chrome slats and longer and distinct headlamps. The new grille, headlamps and bumper infuse together to make the fascia much sharper. Front bumper has been heavily redesigned and now sports triangular housings and chrome garnishes.
The rear-end is again very much inspired from the Lafesta and the new Sonata with slim connected tail lamps, integrated boot lid spoiler and chiseled bumper that features a sporty rear diffuser design with a central stop light underneath and vertically aligned reflectors tucked into the sides.
Although the interior of the Hyundai Verna facelift is not a complete redesign, it does feature a new floating 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a fully digital instrument cluster. The China-spec Verna is equipped well with features such as ventilated front seats, sunroof, wireless charging pad, auto AC, cruise control and up to 6 airbags.
Hyundai Verna in China comes available with naturally aspirated 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter petrol engines paired to either a 6-speed manual or CVT. Verna has been a popular subcompact in key markets; however the current design updates are likely to remain specific to the Chinese market. For other parts of the world the design revisions are expected to be less outlandish.
Hyundai partnered with Nishat group have executed their operations with the launch of overly expensive Santa Fe SUV and Grand Starex van. Having recently launched another out-of-market Ioniq hybrid, the company currently has no plans to launch mass market hatchbacks or sedans in Pakistan.
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