You need to give it to Hyundai for going the gap with the facelifted Verna. It sports activities recent styling on the surface, more options inside and a trio of recent engines. So what’s it like?
To start out with, the 2020 Verna appears to be like completely refreshed. Up entrance, Hyundai’s grille is now a couple of 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, nonetheless, has been raised a bit, so the stance will not be as good as earlier. Across the again, the brand new chrome-finished squared-off exhaust ideas add a bit of glitz.
On the within, key adjustments embody 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 velocity and engine rpm.
2020 Hyundai Verna turbo-petrol specs
- Size: 4440mm
- Width: 1729mm
- Peak: 1475mm
- Wheelbase: 2600mm
- Tyre Measurement: 195/55 R16
- Gasoline Tank Capability: 45 litres
- Engine: 998cc, three cyls, turbo-petrol
- Energy: 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. Other than these adjustments, the cabin stays unaltered on the entrance. The largish, cooled entrance seats are supportive and comfy, and embedded within the touchscreen is Hyundai’s related Blue Hyperlink app. You additionally get a voice command system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and onboard navigation as properly.
The backseat remains to be the Verna’s weak hyperlink. There may be much less legroom right here than on some sub-four-metre sedans, and if you’re over six ft tall, headroom may very well be a difficulty too. If the relative lack of legroom doesn’t hassle you, then the rear seat is definitely fairly snug. The backrest is properly reclined and provides good facet and thigh assist. You additionally get a guide rear blind, rear air-con vents and a USB charging level.
Different package on this top-of-the-line Verna SX(O) features a sunroof, wi-fi charging, six airbags, ESC, traction management, cruise management, entrance and rear parking sensors and a hands-free boot launch.
Strong and relaxed drive
Transferring to the engine, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit is clean and well-balanced that you may be hard-pressed to inform it isn’t an in-line 4. The dual-clutch automated gearbox coupled with the sleek engine makes driving in visitors gentle and simple. Nonetheless, 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 people who take pleasure in driving in a more spirited method can even recognize the huge powerband; the engine pulls laborious all the best way from round 2,000 to six,000rpm. Whereas the twin-clutch gearbox will not be as fast as those from Volkswagen or Skoda, and their TSI engine pulls tougher within the high finish, the Verna will not be too far off the mark.
The Verna clocked in at 13.09sec in a 0-100kph dash; we did must cope with a rev lock when stationary that prevented us from getting a fast preliminary launch. Anticipate it to be round a second or so sooner in the actual world on par with different turbo-petrol mid-sizers outfitted with auto transmissions.
The Verna Turbo can be moderately fast in kickdown acceleration: 20-80kph takes 7.29sec, and 40-100kph takes 9.05sec, which interprets to ample overtaking energy. Sure, it will get a bit vocal once you rev it laborious, and there’s a trace of that three-cylinder thrum at larger 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. One other 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’s spectacular is that it successfully manages to take the sting off most bumps and even feels at dwelling tackling bigger potholes.
The 2020 Verna Turbo has a lot to supply. It’s snug to sit down in, well-built on the within, and comes loaded with sufficient package to pamper you. For these on the lookout for a enjoyable and handy day by day drive, the Verna Turbo ticks a variety of bins.