Hyundai to launch the new Verna facelift in early 2015 to fight the City & Ciaz
The New Verna that has been already caught testing in India and abroad is ready to launch early in 2015. Hyundai will be bringing in the refreshed new Verna to India to fight with new vigor with the current segment leader Honda City and the newly launched Maruti Ciaz among others.
The Hyundai Verna mid-sized sedan which is known as the Hyundai Solaris in the Russian car market has already been launched in its new facelifted version in Russia earlier this year, ever since its launch in India has been in talks. Ending all the speculation, there is finally some definite news about the Verna facelift’s launch in India. Though the car was speculated to launch by the end of this year, now reports say that Hyundai will be launching its new Verna facelift in India in the first quarter of next year.
The new Hyundai Verna facelift or the new Solaris is already on sale in Russia, while the Indian market still awaits its arrival. The new Hyundai Verna for India will be receiving both cosmetic and mechanical upgrades similar to its Russian counterpart. The stylish sedan will receive an even more alluring front face that will be comprised of stylized new headlights with projector lamps, a chrome grille which is matted with two slat’s and a modified front bumper that will also sport LED daytime running lights. The rear end design of the new Hyundai Verna facelift will receive LED units in the stop light, the rear bumper gets new reflectors and a black under-lip. While the car receives nice updates on the outside, the inside remains almost unchanged with few very minor but good changes.
Being a facelift model, the new 2015 Hyundai Verna will not feature any changes under the hood as far as mechanical specifications are concerned. The able sedan will continue to get its power from the 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre petrol and diesel motors that drive the ongoing model. Both the petrol and diesel mills will be either mated to 5 or 6 speed manual gearbox, while the petrol will also get a 4 speed automatic transmission gearbox option.
The current model of the Hyundai Verna sedan was launched in India in 2011, ever since it has been the Indian C-segment leader until the all new Honda City overthrew it from its position after its launch in January this year. The increased demand for the new City damaged the sales of the Verna, which despite receiving a minor update this year could not revive its sales. In fact, the Verna posted its lowest monthly sales in September this year. The increasingly popular Indian C segment has got tougher competition, as apart from the Honda City, the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has also joined the race this month, making it doubly difficult for the Hyundai Verna. The just launched Ciaz has already garnered more than 13,000 bookings since its launch. We hope the new Hyundai Verna facelift helps it regain some of its lost glory.
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