Hyundai has unveiled the updated Verna sedan in the Russian market which is sold there with the name Solaris. The new car has replaced the earlier variant which was similar in spec to our current Hyundai Verna sedan.
Hyundai however won’t just replace the Verna just yet in India as it has only recently received a minor facelift and a suspension upgrade. However these changes will come in towards the end of the year.
The updated car gets extensive styling tweaks that make the front end look much larger and very different from the current Verna. The headlamps are much bigger than the current units and so to bring the styling more in the line with the newer Hyundai offerings such as the recently facelifted Sonata sedan. The grille now comes with two slats instead of a single slat setup and the chin is much larger than on the older car giving it a more proportionate look.
Also very different are the fog lamps, the side profile continues as before and alloy wheels are carried over from the recently updated car as well. The Verna’s rear styling also gets minor tweaks such as mildly re-styled tail lamps with LED inserts and a restyled bumper with larger reflectors and a black lip.
On the mechanical front, Hyundai has replaced the automatic gearbox for the petrol version sold in Russia with a new 6-speed unit and we should get the new gearbox here as well.
First Published: Jul 21, 2014 12:07 IST