Hyundai Verna facelift bookings start at INR 10k – IAB Report [Launch announced for Feb 18]


Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Update – HMIL announced today that it will launch the ‘New 4S Fluidic Verna’ on the 18th of February.

Market launch of facelifted Verna expected in the next couple of weeks.

Dealers of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) have started accepting bookings for the Hyundai Verna facelift, which is due to launch this month (reportedly on February 16). Indian Autos Blog got in touch with several dealerships, which confirmed the start of bookings for INR 20,000. However, one dealer was taking bookings even for INR 10,000.

When contacted, HMIL’s spokesperson did not confirm whether bookings were officially open.

Hyundai Solaris facelift 2014 Moscow live front
The Indian Verna facelift would borrow its front fascia from the Russian Solaris facelift.

The Verna facelift is expected to look identical to the Solaris facelift which went on sale in the Russian market last year. Redesigned headlights with projector beams, a new grille and a new bumper make up the changes at the front.

The Russian Solaris also got LED taillights and a re-profiled rear bumper, but there were no interior changes. For the Indian model, the top-end Verna facelift is expected to come with a touchscreen infotainment/navigation system, a feature that is presently missed.

The engine options are expected be carried forward from the pre-facelift model. HMIL offers two petrol and two diesel engines on the sedan. Starting the range are a pair of 1.4-liter petrol and diesel units, while higher up, the Verna is powered by 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines.

Hyundai Solaris facelift 2014 Moscow live dashboard
No interior changes expected, but a touchscreen infotainment system could be added on the top-end variant.

Also read: Hyundai Elite i20 Cross shows its increased ground clearance in new spyshots

Hyundai could upgrade the 4-speed automatic transmissions to more modern 6-speed units, as in the Elantra. This technical upgrade was seen in the case of the Solaris, while the 2015 MY Verna in Korea received the new 7-speed dual clutch unit.

Stay tuned for our review of the Verna facelift next week.

Competitors: VW Vento, Skoda Rapid, Honda City, Maruti Ciaz
Expected Price: INR 7.5-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: February 16 (reported)

Hyundai Verna facelift – Image Gallery

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Hyundai Verna News & Updates

Hyundai Verna 2017 test drive review front view

15,000 bookings for 2017 Hyundai Verna recorded in India – Report

Hyundai Verna 2017 test drive review front three quarters

Hyundai Verna 2017 Review

New Hyundai Verna production to shift to India

New Hyundai Verna global production shifts from Korea to India – Report

2017 Hyundai Verna front three quarters

New Hyundai Verna clocks 7,000 bookings and 70,000 enquiries

Hyundai Verna 2017 front three quarters flame orange

HMIL may offer 2017 Hyundai Verna 1.4L variants in the future

Hyundai Verna 2017 front view flame orange

2017 Hyundai Verna registers 4,000+ bookings