Hyundai releases the front, rear and side photos of the upcoming 2020 Verna, which will soon get LED projector headlamps. In addition to the front, rear and side pics, Hyundai also confirmed that the Verna will get the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and an option of 3 automatic transmissions. The list includes a 7-speed dual-clutch, CVT and a 6-speed torque converter.
With these automatic transmissions, we can accurately guess the engine options of the 2020 Hyundai Verna. Here are the expected engine specs of the 2020 Hyundai Verna:
2020 Hyundai Verna Engine Specs (Expected)
115PS @ 6300rpm
120PS @ 6000rpm
115PS @ 4000rpm
144Nm @ 4500rpm
172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm
250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm
The 1.6-litre normal petrol and 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engines are getting downsized with the introduction of BS6 norms. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine is the new addition. Hyundai is on a mission to give us a taste of small-displacement turbo petrol engines. The Grand i10 Nios, Aura, Venue and now the Creta have already embraced turbo petrol engines and the upcoming i20 is also expected to have it.
It should open our eyes up to this new experience of wider and meatier torque band in petrol engines without sacrificing the fuel efficiency. Despite this downsizing, the turbo petrol engine will keep Hyundai at the top in terms of power output among compact sedans. With respect to the diesel powertrains, the Verna has remained unchallenged in terms of outright power figures and will continue to do so, now that the diesel engine competition is shrinking.
Volkswagen is another carmaker offering a small, 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with its Vento compact sedan. But its decade-old design and feature list are starting to get long in the tooth. Honda also offers a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with the City in some foreign markets, but that engine is unlikely to make it to India with the 2020 upgrade of the sedan. According to some manufacturers, buyers here seem to place a higher value on the engine displacement and adding forced induction to a smaller engine doesn’t quite garner similar levels of respect among buyers.
The 2020 Hyundai is likely to go on sale just weeks after the launch of the 2020 Creta.