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    Hyundai Verna Petrol Facelift Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Oct 01 2020

    In this variants explained article, you'll find out which variant of the 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift petrol you should buy based on the price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse Verna’s petrol variants and the features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Hyundai Verna with its competitors and other petrol-powered C-segment sedans like the new Honda City, Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Vento.

     

    Hyundai Verna Petrol Facelift Variants Explained

    What Are The Pros And Cons Of Hyundai Verna Facelift Petrol?

    The pros or advantages of Verna facelift petrol 2020 are:

    • Plenty of features like ventilated seats, rear windshield curtains, 6 airbags, LED headlamps, paddle shifters with DCT, rear disc brakes, etc.
    • 2020 facelift gets a significant redesign and mechanical updates; it looks like a generation change on paper as well as in-person
    • Option of 3 engine-transmission combinations to choose from - 1.5L MT, 1.5L CVT and 1.0L turbo DCT
    • Well-priced, VFM SX variant
    • Great mileage figures; especially with the turbo petrol (19.2kmpl)

    The Hyundai Verna facelift petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:

    • SX (O) variant is quite expensive for what it offers even with the turbo DCT
    • Dual-clutch (DCT) automatic is yet to prove its long-term reliability in our climatic and traffic conditions

    What Is The Price Of The Hyundai Verna Petrol?

    The Hyundai Verna petrol is available in 3 variants - S, SX and SX (O). The 1.5L normal petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission is available in all three trim levels with prices ranging between Rs. 9.31 and 12.6 lakh (ex-showroom). The same 1.5L normal petrol engine with CVT automatic is available in the top 2 and costs Rs. 11.95 and 13.85 lakh. The turbo petrol engine with dual-clutch (DCT) automatic transmission is only available in the top-spec SX (O) variant for Rs. 14.0 lakh.

    2020 HYUNDAI VERNA PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | OCT 2020

     

    1.5L MT

    1.5L CVT

    TURBO DCT

    S

    Rs. 9,30,585

    -

    -

    SX

    Rs. 10,70,389

    Rs. 11,95,389

    -

    SX (O)

    Rs. 12,59,900

    Rs. 13,84,900

    Rs. 13,99,000

    Hyundai Verna Petrol S - Base Model Features & Review

    The Verna starts with the S variant at Rs. 9.31 lakh (ex-showroom). The S variant is available with 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. No automatic transmission is available in the base variant. Here are all the notable standard features of the Hyundai Verna facelift base variant:

    • 2 front airbags
    • 4 speakers
    • Sunglass holder
    • Chrome grille
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment
    • Adjustable front headrests
    • Manual day/night inside mirror
    • Android Auto
    • Fabric upholstery
    • Body-coloured shark fin antenna
    • Central locking with flippy key
    • Apple Carplay
    • Front armrest
    • Analogue instrument cluster
    • All power windows
    • Dual-tone black beige cabin
    • Rear armrest
    • Full wheel covers
    • Cooled glovebox
    • 15-inch steel wheels
    • ABS with EBD
    • Rear AC vents
    • Dual horn
    • Manual AC
    • Halogen reflector headlamps
    • Tilt steering
    • Lane-change indicator
    • Power-adjustable outside mirrors
    • Boot lamp

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Verna vs Honda Amaze - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The S variant covers most of the must-have features and it’s a good buy for budget buyers. But if you’re looking for better value and can afford to stretch your budget, then keep reading to get the answer.

    HYUNDAI VERNA S PETROL VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 9.31 lakh (Ex-showroom) OCT. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    2 front airbags

    4 speakers

    Sunglass holder

    Chrome grille

    Rear parking sensors

    Steering-mounted controls

    Gear shift indicator

    Body-coloured door handles

    Emergency stop signal

    8-inch touchscreen infotainment

    Adjustable front headrests

    Body-coloured outside mirrors

    Manual day/night inside mirror

    Android Auto

    Cloth upholstery

    Body-coloured shark fin antenna

    Central locking with flippy key

    Apple Carplay

    Front armrest

    Analogue instrument cluster

    Seatbelt reminder for front seats

    Front USB charger

    Front and rear power windows

    Dual-tone black beige cabin

    Overspeed alert

     

    Rear armrest

    Full wheel covers

    ISOFIX

     

    Cooled glovebox

    15-inch steel wheels

    ABS with EBD

     

    Rear AC vents

     

    Dual horn

     

    Manual AC

     

    Halogen reflector headlamps

     

    Tilt steering

     

    Lane-change indicator

     

    Electrically-adjustable outside mirrors

     
       

    Boot lamp

     

    The S variant covers most of the must-have features and a good buy for an entry point in the Verna petrol lineup. But if you’re looking for better value and can afford to stretch your budget, then keep reading to get the answer.

    Hyundai Verna Petrol S vs SX Variant

    The price difference between the Verna S and SX variant is Rs. 1.39 lakh and the SX petrol manual costs Rs. 10.7 lakh (ex-showroom). The Verna SX petrol with CVT automatic costs Rs. 11.95 lakh, which is Rs. 1.25 lakh more than the SX manual. The SX automatic doesn’t get any extra feature over the SX manual.

    Here are the notable features of the Verna SX variant over the S variant:

    • Reversing camera
    • Rear windshield manual curtain
    • Auto-dimming inside mirror
    • Leather gear and steering
    • Rear defogger
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • Power-folding outside mirrors
    • Projector halogen headlamps
    • Hands-free boot lid unlocking
    • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
    • Digital instrument cluster
    • Cornering headlamps
    • Wireless phone charger
    • 2-inch full-colour MID
    • Automatic AC
    • Automatic headlamps
    • LED DRLs
    • Cruise control
    • Headlamp escort
    • Boot lid cladding
    • Front tweeters
    • 16-inch grey alloys
    • Electric sunroof

    Also Read - 2020 Toyota Yaris vs Hyundai Verna Facelift - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The SX variant, with the manual or automatic transmission, is a fantastic value for money. It offers a nice balance of style and functional features and for a reasonable incremental price hike over the S variant. The automatic transmission is also well priced. The SX variant is our top recommendation regardless of which transmission you choose

    HYUNDAI VERNA SX VARIANT FEATURES OVER S

    Rs. 10.7 lakh (Manual) 11.95 lakh (Automatic) | (Ex-showroom) OCT. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment & Functional

    Style

    Reversing camera

    Rear windshield manual curtain

    Auto-dimming inside mirror

    Leather gear and steering

    Rear defogger

    Height adjustable driver seat

    Electrically folding outside mirrors

    Chrome door handles

    Projector halogen headlamps

    Hands-free boot lid unlocking

    Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

    Digital instrument cluster

    Cornering headlamps

    Wireless phone charger

    Height adjustable front seatbelts

    4.2-inch full-colour MID

    Rearview monitor

    Automatic AC

    Automatic headlamps

    LED DRLs

     

    Cruise control

    Headlamp escort

    Boot lid cladding

     

    Front tweeters

     

    16-inch grey alloys

         

    Chrome windows line

         

    Electric sunroof

    Hyundai Verna Petrol SX vs SX (O) Variant

    The price difference between the Verna Facelift SX and SX (O) variant is Rs. 1.9 for manual as well as automatic variants. The Verna petrol SX (O) costs Rs. 12.6 lakh with the manual and Rs. 13.85 lakh (ex-showroom) with the automatic transmission. The price difference between automatic and manual transmission remains the same at Rs. 1.25 lakh.

    Here are the important additional features of the SX (O) variant on top of what’s available in the SX variant:

    • 2 curtain and 2 thorax airbags
    • HD display for infotainment
    • Adjustable rear headrests
    • Faux leather upholstery (MT)
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Bluelink Internet-connected telematics features
    • Ventilated front seats
    • 16-inch machined alloys
    • Real leather upholstery (AT)
    • Hill-start assist
    • Telescopic steering
    • LED headlamps
    • ESC
    • Burglar alarm

    Also Read - 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The SX (O) variant adds some nice-to-have features along with a safety kit, which some might find indispensable. For the sum you’re paying on top of the SX trim though, it just doesn’t justify spending Rs. 1.9 lakh more. The SX (O) is an expensive upgrade over the SX variant and not recommended from a value-for-money perspective.

    HYUNDAI VERNA SX (O) VARIANT FEATURES OVER SX

    Rs. 12.6 lakh (Manual) 13.85 lakh (Automatic) (Ex-showroom) OCT. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    2 curtain and 2 thorax airbags

    HD display for infotainment

    Adjustable rear headrests

    Faux leather upholstery (MT)

    Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Bluelink Internet - connected features

    Ventilated front seats

    16-inch machined alloys

    Inside mirror with telematics

     -

    Luggage hook and net in boot

    Real leather upholstery (AT)

    Hill-start assist

     -

    Telescopic steering

    LED headlamps

    ESC

     -  -  -

    Burglar alarm

     -  -  -

    Hyundai Verna Petrol SX (O) CVT vs SX (O) Turbo DCT Variant

    The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine is only available in SX (O) variant and with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It’s only Rs. 15,000 more expensive than the SX (O) petrol CVT and costs Rs. 13.99 lakh. Besides everything available in the SX (O) automatic, the turbo engine also brings some style, functional and safety features. Here’s the list:

    • Front parking sensors
    • Steering-mounted paddle shifters
    • Black cabin with red accents
    • Glossy black front grille
    • Rear disc brakes
    • Black antenna
    • Dual tip exhaust
    • Black outside mirrors

    For about Rs. 15,000 over the SX (O) automatic, the SX (O) turbo automatic adds features worth more than that. The performance benefit over the 1.5L normal petrol alone justifies the price jump from the SX (O) CVT to turbo DCT. However, the price gap created by the non-turbo SX (O) variants is so big that the SX (O) turbo DCT doesn’t earn our recommendation.

    HYUNDAI VERNA SX (O) TURBO VARIANT FEATURES OVER SX (O)

    Rs. 13.99 lakh (Ex-showroom) OCT. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Front parking sensors

    Steering-mounted paddle shifters

    Black cabin with red accents

    Glossy black front grille

    Rear disc brakes

     

    Black antenna

    Dual tip exhaust

         

    Black outside mirrors

    Which Variant Of The Hyundai Verna Petrol Should You Buy?

    The S variant is a respectable entry point into the Verna lineup. It’s also the only option under Rs. 10 lakh. So, it’ll also enjoy lower taxes in most states and therefore lower registration fee. The SX, however, is the best value offering with a fantastic mix of functional and style features. If you don’t mind crossing the Rs. 10 lakh mark, then this is an easy recommendation for manual as well as automatic buyers.

    The SX (O) variant is an expensive upgrade regardless of which engine or transmission you pick. However, if you’re anyways considering the SX (O) 1.5L with the CVT automatic, then the SX (O) turbo with DCT is worth looking into. It’s a better value for money alternative as it offers better torque output and some style features to justify the price jump. Although, if you intend to hold on the car for much longer after the warranty expires, then the simpler 1.5L petrol engine might serve you better. Complex dual-clutch transmissions haven’t fared well in our brutal climatic and driving conditions. Therefore, these transmissions have questionable long-term reliability prospects.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Verna Facelift vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

    HYUNDAI VERNA PETROL | MANUAL VARIANTS RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | OCT. 2020

    Variant

    Manual

    Automatic

    Recommendation

    S

    Rs. 9,30,585

    -

    Recommended for buyers on a budget

    SX

    Rs. 10,70,389

    Rs. 11,95,389

    Top recommended variant

    SX (O)

    Rs. 12,59,900

    Rs. 13,84,900

    Expensive upgrade

    SX (O) Turbo

    -

    Rs. 13,99,000

    Expensive upgrade; better VFM than SX (O) 1.5L CVT

    Hyundai Verna Petrol vs Competition - Engine Specifications

    The 2020 Hyundai Verna petrol is available with 2 petrol engine options - a 1.5L normal petrol engine and a 1.0L turbo petrol engine. The normal petrol engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission while the turbo only gets a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

    The Verna 1.5L petrol has respectable power and torque figures for its class and a decent fuel efficiency figure too. But, the turbo shines with its wide and meaty torque band and a phenomenal 19.2kmpl mileage figure, which is second only to the Ciaz hybrid.

    HYUNDAI VERNA VS RIVALS

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Hyundai Verna

    Honda

    City 2020

    Honda City (Old)

    Maruti Ciaz

    Toyota Yaris

    Volkswagen Vento

    Skoda Rapid

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.0 Turbo

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5 Hybrid

    1.5

    1.0 Turbo

    1.0 Turbo

    Cylinder

    4

    3

    4

    4

    4

    4

    3

    3

    Cubic Capacity

    1497cc

    998cc

    1498cc

    1498cc

    1462cc

    1496cc

    999cc

    999cc

    Maximum Power

    105PS @ 6300rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    119PS @ 6600rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    107PS @ 6000rpm

    110PS @ 50000rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    Peak Torque

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    145Nm @ 4600rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    140Nm @ 4200rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    Manual

    Transmission

    6-speed

    -

    6-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    17.7kmpl

    -

    17.8kmpl

    17.4kmpl

    20.65kmpl

    17.18kmpl

    17.7kmpl

    18.97kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    CVT

    7-speed DCT

    CVT

    CVT

    4-speed TC

    CVT

    6-speed TC

    6-speed TC

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    18.45kmpl

    19.2kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    18kmpl

    20.04kmpl

    18.1kmpl

    NA

    16.24kmpl

    Hyundai Verna Petrol vs Competitors - Dimensions Specifications

    In terms of dimensions, the Verna is again a middle-of-the-road option in the C-segment; satisfactory but not exemplary. If you’re looking for a big sedan, then the new City should be high on your list as it has gone from being the narrowest car in the segment to become the widest. Moreover, its length of 4549mm technically puts it in the D segment. It’s longer than some of the older generation D-segment sedans like the Corolla and Civic. Regardless of that, the new Verna manages to hold its ground rather well and is still one of the bigger cars in its class.

    Also Read - 2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Hyundai Verna - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    HYUNDAI VERNA VS COMPETITION

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Hyundai

    Verna

    Maruti 

    Ciaz

    Honda

    City New

    Honda

    City Old

    Toyota

    Yaris

    Volkswagen

    Vento

    Skoda

    Rapid

    Length

    4440mm

    4490mm

    4549mm

    4440mm

    4425mm

    4390mm

    4413mm

    Width

    1729mm

    1730mm

    1748mm

    1695mm

    1730mm

    1699mm

    1699mm

    Height

    1475mm

    1485mm

    1489mm

    1495mm

    1495mm

    1467mm

    1466mm

    Wheelbase

    2600mm

    2650mm

    2600mm

    2600mm

    2550mm

    2553mm

    2552mm

    Boot Space

    465-lt

    510-lt

    506-lt

    510-lt

    476-lt

    494-lt

    460-lt

    Ground Clearance

    165mm

    170mm

    165mm

    165 mm

    175mm

    163mm

    168mm

    Fuel Tank

    45-lt

    43-lt

    40-lt

    40-lt

    42-lt

    55-lt

    55-lt

    Tyre Size - Min

    185/65 R15

    185/65 R15

    185/60 R15

    175/65 R15

    185/60 R15

    185/60 R15

    185/60 R15

    Tyre Size - Max

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    185/55 R16

    185/55 R16

    185/60 R15

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    What Are The Colour Options Of Hyundai Verna?

    The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift is available in the following colour options:

    • Blue
    • Silver
    • Red
    • Grey
    • White
    • Black

    The all-black interior is exclusively available with the SX (O) turbo DCT.

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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