The Hyundai Verna will receive a makeover for 2015. The Verna is sold as the Solaris in Russia which was recently updated and the 2015 Verna is expected to look similar to its Russian counterpart. But before the official launch, Hyundai has been thoroughly testing the Verna. Two of the test mules were spotted doing the rounds on the fringes of Chennai. Automotive website Rushlane spotted these test mules that were loaded with a new seven-inch infotainment-cum-navigation system.
Mechanically, the car is likely to remain the same. So expect to see the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines that are found on the current generation Verna. The 1.6-litre petrol engine churns out 121 hp of power and 155 Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre diesel, on the other hand, puts out 126 hp of power and 259 Nm of torque. The current generation Verna also comes with a 1.4-litre diesel unit which pumps out 89 hp of power and 224 Nm of torque.
In terms of looks, the Verna will look identical to the Solaris. So the 2015 Verna will receive projector headlamp with LED daytime running lights and a two slat grille along with a redesigned bumper. The rear is also likely to receive a newly designed bumper and tail lamps.
We expect to see the new 2015 Hyundai Verna in showrooms early next year. Once launched, the new Verna will compete against the Honda City and the recently introduced and quick attention gaining Maruti Ciaz.
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