2020 Hyundai Verna aka Accent bookings now open in India
MANILA: Soon after we did a story on Hyundai offering the all-new 2020 Verna aka Accent in India with a turbocharged engine, news broke that the South Korean automaker has started accepting bookings for the facelifted sedan. By paying just ₹ 25,000 (Php 17390), the Indian masses can reserve a brand-new 2020 Hyundai Verna for themselves.
Speaking of the changes that the compact sedan flaunts, there is a pair of revisited LED headlights with LED DRLs that flanks a wide "Cascading Grille" with chrome treatment. Other notable changes at the front include a redesigned bumper with a brushed-aluminium insert. The side profile of the sedan is then decorated with chrome door handles, chrome window lower garnish, blacked-out B-pillar, and a brand-new set of dual-tone alloy wheels. At last, the rear end of the updated compact sedan features a restyled bumper with a faux diffuser and chrome element around the reflectors. Also, the wraparound taillamps now feature a new look.
Hop inside the 2020 Hyundai Verna, and you are greeted by a comfortable and feature-loaded cabin. Creature comforts making their way to the facelifted sedan include a stylish multifunction steering wheel with tilt & telescopic adjustment, large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, Hyundai's Blue Link connectivity, and Arkamys sound system. Moreover, the 2020 Hyundai Verna will also come equipped with a sunroof, ventilated front seats, wireless smartphone charging, hands-free boot opening, smart keyless entry with push-button start/stop, automatic climate control with rear A/C vents, and many other features.
Under the hood of the 2020 Hyundai Verna will be a choice of 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel, and a new 1.0 T-GDI turbo-petrol. While the 1.5-litre petrol will be available with either a six-speed manual or a CVT, the 1.5-litre diesel, on the other hand, will be up for grabs with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque-convertor automatic. As for the 1.0 T-GDI turbo-petrol, it will come mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The 2020 Hyundai Verna will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the soon to be launched Honda City, and the Volkswagen Vento & Skoda Rapid sedans, two of which are available with petrol-fed motors only.