The Hyundai Verna gets a facelift


You have to offer it to Hyundai for going the gap with the facelifted Verna. It sports activities contemporary styling on the skin, extra options inside and a trio of latest engines. So what’s it like?

To begin with, the 2020 Verna seems to be completely refreshed. Up entrance, Hyundai’s grille is now a few sizes bigger and sports activities a frameless look. The nostril is sportier and even has a mini spoiler built-in into it; the fog lights have been pushed again into the chin, the coupé-like arching roofline on the boot is carried over from the sooner automotive and the brand new alloys look good. The automotive, nevertheless, has been raised a bit, so the stance isn’t as good as earlier. Around the again, the brand new chrome-finished squared-off exhaust suggestions add a bit of glitz.

On the within, key adjustments embrace a bigger, free-standing eight inch touchscreen, metallic brackets on the air-con vents and a BMW-style digital instrument panel. Hyundai has additionally supplied two giant digital readouts for pace and engine rpm.

2020 Hyundai Verna turbo-petrol specs

  • Length: 4440mm
  • Width: 1729mm
  • Height: 1475mm
  • Wheelbase: 2600mm
  • Tyre Size: 195/55 R16
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 litres
  • Engine: 998cc, three cyls, turbo-petrol
  • Power: 120hp at 6000rpm
  • Torque: 172Nm at 1500-4000rpm
  • Gearbox: 7-speed dual-clutch auto

The all-black cabin with purple accents on this Verna Turbo lends a sporty really feel, although the overabundance of black has its downsides. It makes the cabin look smaller than it’s. This isn’t the case with the two-tone sprint on the opposite variations of the automotive. Apart from these adjustments, the cabin stays unaltered on the entrance. The largish, cooled entrance seats are supportive and cozy, and embedded within the touchscreen is Hyundai’s related Blue Link app. You additionally get a voice command system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and onboard navigation as effectively.

The backseat continues to be the Verna’s weak hyperlink. There is much less legroom right here than on some sub-four-metre sedans, and in case you are over six toes tall, headroom might be a difficulty too. If the relative lack of legroom doesn’t trouble you, then the rear seat is definitely fairly comfy. The backrest is properly reclined and affords good facet and thigh help. You additionally get a guide rear blind, rear air-con vents and a USB charging level.

Other equipment on this top-of-the-line Verna SX(O) consists of a sunroof, wi-fi charging, six airbags, ESC, traction management, cruise management, entrance and rear parking sensors and a hands-free boot launch.

Robust and relaxed drive

Moving to the engine, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit is clean and well-balanced that you may be hard-pressed to inform it’s not an in-line 4. The twin-clutch computerized gearbox coupled with the graceful engine makes driving in visitors mild and straightforward. However, off-boost, at low engine speeds, the unit does really feel a bit flat-footed.

What offers the Verna a strong midrange is the 172Nm of torque. Acceleration feels fairly robust and those that take pleasure in driving in a extra spirited method can even recognize the broad powerband; the engine pulls arduous all the way in which from round 2,000 to six,000rpm. While the twin-clutch gearbox isn’t as fast as those from Volkswagen or Skoda, and their TSI engine pulls more durable within the high finish, the Verna isn’t too far off the mark.

The Verna clocked in at 13.09sec in a 0-100kph dash; we did must deal with a rev lock when stationary that prevented us from getting a fast preliminary launch. Expect it to be round a second or so sooner in the actual world on par with different turbo-petrol mid-sizers geared up with auto transmissions.

The Verna Turbo can also be fairly fast in kickdown acceleration: 20-80kph takes 7.29sec, and 40-100kph takes 9.05sec, which interprets to ample overtaking energy. Yes, it gets a bit vocal once you rev it arduous, and there may be a trace of that three-cylinder thrum at greater speeds, however discover an open highway and the Verna Turbo can actually put a smile in your face.

The steering has additionally improved and feels higher weighted and direct. Another change is to the brakes. Hyundai has given the Verna discs all spherical and it offers you loads of confidence. The suspension features silently even over unhealthy patches. What is spectacular is that it successfully manages to take the sting off most bumps and even feels at residence tackling bigger potholes.

The 2020 Verna Turbo has loads to supply. It is comfy to take a seat in, well-built on the within, and comes loaded with sufficient equipment to pamper you. For these on the lookout for a enjoyable and handy every day drive, the Verna Turbo ticks a lot of packing containers.

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