The fifth-generation Hyundai Verna is available with only 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. A CVT is in the works for this sedan, spy shots published by BitAuto have revealed.
Seen in the images is the Chinese-spec version that is known as the Hyundai Verna Yuena. It is powered by the 1.4-litre MPI naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 73.3 kW (99.25 PS) and 132 Nm of torque. Instead of a 6-speed manual/automatic transmission, a CVT is on duty to channel power to the front wheels in the test mule. Maybe it’s the same CVT that is available in the Hyundai i20 in India.
Beijing-Hyundai is working on giving the Verna Yuena a facelift. The CVT option is expected to arrive before the mid-cycle update by the end of this year. The facelifted model was also spied earlier this month.
In India, Hyundai will give the Verna a facelift in the second half of 2020. Before that, it will introduce new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that will comply with the BSVI emission norms that will become effective on 1 April 2020. There’s no word on the replacement of the 6-speed AT with a CVT, or the introduction of the latter as a new transmission choice.
Launched in August 2017, the fifth generation Hyundai Verna has achieved great success in India. 2018 was its first full year of sales when the Y-o-Y sales grew by a whopping 64% to 42,605 units. Prices of the premium sub-compact sedan start at INR 8.01 lakh* and go up to INR 14.00 lakh*.
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