Hyundai recently introduced a new base-spec E variant for Creta petrol. Now, the carmaker has repeated the same with the Verna. Hyundai has launched a new E variant for Verna petrol. It sits below the S variant and is priced at Rs 9.03 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), Rs 35,000 less than the Verna S.
For the given price cut, compared to the S variant, the E misses out on features such as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, steering mounted controls, front USB charger, shark fin antenna (gets micro antenna instead) and a sunglass holder.
Standard features on offer include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat anchors, manual day/night IRVM, automatic headlamps, manual AC with rear AC vents, cooled glovebox, power windows, tilt-adjustable steering, central locking and speed sensing door lock. Hyundai has introduced automatic headlamps on the S/S+ variants as well. Earlier, automatic headlamps were available from SX variant onwards.
The base-spec variant is available with a petrol engine only. It gets a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine making 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This engine is offered with a CVT as well but is offered only on the SX and the SX(O) variants.
The Verna petrol also comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 120PS and 172Nm mated to a 7-speed DCT but this combination is available on the top-spec SX(O) Turbo variant only.
With the introduction of a new variant, prices of the Verna range from Rs 9.03 lakh to Rs 15.18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It continues to rival the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento.