The Hyundai Verna is sold globally, but under different names. In Russia for example, it is sold as the Solaris, and Hyundai has just unveiled the 2017 facelifted model of the sedan, hinting at what India could soon receive.
The new Solaris gets revised bumpers, redesigned headlamps, and new alloy wheel design. Also, the new Verna (Solaris) is 30mm longer and wider than the outgoing model, with a wheelbase of 2600mm.
In Russia, the Solaris will be available in four variants: Active, Active Plus, Comfort and Elegance. The Active variant will get dual front airbags, ABS, ESP, and power windows for the front, while the top of the line variant will come with side airbags, climate control, infotainment system with navigation, keyless entry, and reverse camera.
Hyundai will retain the engines for the Solaris from the previous model, a 1.4-litre unit that makes 100bhp and a 1.6-litre mill that makes 123bhp.
There is no word as to when India will see the facelifted model, but when launched here, the Verna could retain most features, along with the design. The Indian version will have diesel engines on offer too, the same units that currently power the car.
The front design does reminds us of the new Hyundai Elantra, pictured in the image gallery below.