The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift has been unveiled as the Solaris sedan in Russia, ahead of its Indian debut.
Hyundai India had showcased and unveiled quite a few interesting products at Auto Expo 2020 (including the new Creta), but not the facelifted Verna sedan. There were many rumours and speculations that the 2020 Hyundai Verna would be one of the main highlights at the biennial event. However, it seems like the South Korean brand is still working on the latest version of its popular sedan offering.
Now, the all-new Verna has made its debut in the Russian market as the Hyundai Solaris. The extent of the facelift is noticeably lesser than that of the Chinese-spec example that was introduced last year. For the Indian market, the facelifted Verna is expected to pack a lot more than the outgoing model, especially since its main rival, the Honda City will come in its fully-revamped 2020 avatar soon.
To talk a bit about the updated styling, the new Hyundai Verna gets a wider radiator grille which sets the profile for the triangular-shaped fog-lamp housing. At least in its Russian format, the grille is finished in a glossy black shade and we have to wait and see whether the Indian avatar would come with a chrome-overload. Still, the Indian market has some priorities in each segment and the 2020 Verna should meet its own regulations and expectations.
The wheels are new and the Indian version may sport a different design compared to the Russian-spec Solaris. In the Indian market, Hyundai models have some of the best-looking wheels in the business (in the affordable segment). The rear profile has not gone through a major overhaul and changes are mostly limited to the bumpers.
The interiors of the 2020 Hyundai Verna will be loaded with enough and more to have an edge over its competitors. Hyundai India is quite popular when it comes to introducing segment-first features on the inside and it is worth to see what the 2020 Verna would bring in this regard.
Coming to the engine department, the facelifted 2020 Hyundai Verna will come powered by new BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel power plants. The engines should pack enough punch to showcase good competition to its rivals such as the Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and of course, the Honda City. The previous version of the Hyundai Verna had bagged the prestigious ICOTY (Indian Car Of The Year) award in 2018. For the same reason, many are eagerly awaiting the launch of the new Hyundai Verna.