Hyundai Verna 2015 – Launching Date and Upgrades

The updated Verna is scheduled to be in showrooms by February 16, 2015. The new Hyundai Verna 2015 will have cosmetic as well as some mechanical changes.

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The car which is on sale now has had changes made to its suspension, thanks to the heavy criticism the outgoing car attracted for its soggy handling and dead steering feel when launched in 2011. The updated Verna will now focus on being a more taut car like the Elite i20. The steering will also have better feedback than the outgoing car. Hyundai will also introduce a hexagonal grille, new front and rear bumpers and a fresh set of alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, there will be a new touchscreen infotainment system and additional airbags.

The Verna’s update will help Hyundai maintain the sales momentum that the company has picked up. The new Verna 2015 will compete with the Honda City and Volkswagen Vento.

The new model is based on global Hyundai Solaris Model, which brings many cosmetic changes to the car. The front of the car is where most aesthetic changes have been made of the new Verna. Below are all the updates you need to check out related to the launch of 2015 Hyundai Verna new model in India.

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Spy Pictures

The updated Verna was recently spotted testing in India and here are the images from this sighting –

As per a reports, the new 2015 Hyundai Verna Fluidic, based on the international Hyundai Solaris, will launch in India in first quarter of 2015. The update is much required especially after the launch of two highly competing cars in the segment which includes the new Honda City and the SX4 replacement by Maruti, the Maruti Ciaz sedan. The car will get many visual changes and will also get new engine tuning. Hyundai is expected to retain the same engine displacements but with improved tuning for better performance and economy as well.

2015 Hyundai Verna Images

Hyundai showcased the new 2015 Hyundai Verna Facelift (internationally called Solaris) at the 2014 Moscow International Automobile Salon Motor Show. Called the Solaris in Russia and the Accent in some other parts of the world, the Hyundai Verna sedan has undergone an appreciable facelift at the front fascia.

Design and Styling

Up front, the headlamps, grille and the bumper, are new. The updated front bumper which now sports newly designed fog lamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps and wider air-intakes.  The car also features LED based tail lamps with the rear bumper getting new reflectors and a black bumper insert.

Tech Specs

The new international model gets a 6 speed automatic gearbox compared to the earlier 4 speed for better performance and fuel economy. Also there are LED DRLS, larger headlamps and other features added on the car.

When the Hyundai Verna facelift is launched in India, we expect the engine options – 1.4- and 1.6-liter petrol and diesel units – to continue unchanged. However, the automatic gearboxes which are currently 4-speed units can be upgraded to 6-speed units, seen in the larger Elantra. The additional gearbox ratios are expected to make the Verna Petrol more fuel efficient than before. On the inside, the face-lifted Verna retains the all-black cockpit for the Russian car market, unlike the beige heavy interiors that Hyundai offers for the Indian car market.

With the omnipresent Honda City having swept the market, Verna has lost its market leadership this year, though sales of the sedan continue to remain strong at an average of 3,440 units/month. A cosmetic update aimed to ensure continued sales momentum for the next 2-3 years, before the introduction of next generation model. The diesel motors of the car are the major sales spinners for the C-Segment sedan in the Indian car market. Therefore, expect some attention to be devoted to the Verna Diesel variants when Hyundai India gives the car a mid-life makeover.

We will keep you posted with further developments, until then do let us know what you think of Hyundai Verna facelift!

Source: OverDrive, CarBlogIndia, and Gaadi.com

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