The Hyundai Verna is a family sedan, which offers much more comfort and even much more features than its competitors. The sedan is now in the Indian market for quite some time and has seen its fair share of facelifts and updates during the time. Now, however, Hyundai has given the Automatic transmission cars two new trim levels. The automatic variants now get the SX+ and SX(O) trims. The company also has introduced a smaller engine in the car, a 1.4-litre diesel unit, also seen in the i20 hatchback.
The SX+ variant is offered with the 1.6-litre petrol engine. It now sits between the EX and SX(O) variants offered by Hyundai. The car gets a long list of equipment, including projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail lamp, a 7-inch touchscreen display, power-folding ORVMs, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, wireless charger, sunroof and much more. The car is priced at an ex-showroom tag of INR 11.52 Lakhs. The SX(O) is offered in the diesel and stands higher than the SX+ trim, in fact, it is the top of the range model. Apart from the standard equipment offered in the SX+, the SX(O) also gets additional features like adjustable rear headrests and front ventilated seats. The SX(O) also gets a total of 6 airbags inside the cabin and is priced at INR 13.99 Lakh.
Coming to the new engine, Hyundai will offer the 1.4-litre oil burner which is also used in the i20 hatchback. The engine is tuned to develop 89 hp and 220 Nm of twist. This engine will be offered in two trim levels only – the E and EX. Both the engines will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, no automatic is on offer. The E variant will cost you INR 9.29 Lakhs and the EX will come to you at INR 9.99 Lakhs (both prices are Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The Verna goes against the likes of the Skoda Rapid, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the Indian market.