The first official images of the 2020 Hyundai Verna that debuted at the 2019 Chengdu Motor Show last month are out. Beijing-Hyundai will launch the facelifted model (in China) on the 30th of this month.
The facelifted Hyundai Verna for the Chinese market sports comprehensive changes on the outside for a bolder styling. It has a more aggressive design with a large new radiator grille with thicker chrome slats and longer and sharper headlamps. The front bumper too has been heavily redesigned and now sports triangular housings and chrome garnishes. The front bumper too has been heavily redesigned and now sports triangular housings and chrome garnishes.
The profile of the Hyundai Verna has remained the same, save for the new design for the machined alloy wheels. At the rear, the tail lamps have been made sleeker and are connected via a red stripe in the same style as the latest D-segment Hyundais like the (Chinese-spec) Santa Fe and the Sonata. The number plate recess now sits slightly lower, while the reflectors on the side edges of the rear bumper are now vertical units. The rear bumper sees the addition of premium silver garnish and faux air vents to lend it a sporty appeal.
Step inside the cabin of the new Hyundai Verna and the changes are not as drastic as how they are on the outside. The steering wheel, as well as dashboard layout, are the same as before. However, Beijing-Hyundai is offering a new, fully digital instrument console and a floating type touchscreen infotainment system which is larger than before in the new model. The specifications are yet to be revealed, but Chinese media says that instead of a 6-speed AT option, there will be a CVT option for customers not wanting the standard 6-speed MT.
India and other markets may get the 2020 Hyundai Verna with a slightly different design. In India, the engine options in the facelifted model will be all-new BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units. Expect the launch to take place in mid-2020.