Hyundai India recently launched the fifth-generation Verna in the country. The new mid-sized sedan features updates to the exterior design. The engine options include a 1.6-litre petrol and diesel motor.
The 1.6-litre engines were also offered with the previous-generation Verna. Now, Autocar India reports that Hyundai might introduce the 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines in India.
The 1.4-litre petrol engine produces 105bhp, and the diesel motor is good for 89bhp. Both the engines are manufactured in India and are used in the export models. Hyundai is aiming to export around 80,000 units of the Verna 1.4.
Hyundai is expected to introduce the 1.4-litre engine in the Verna to make the midsize sedan for affordable. The Verna 1.4 will be slotted below the 1.6 variant. It is likely to feature similar equipment as the base E variant of the Verna 1.6.
The Verna 1.6 draws power from a 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines producing 121bhp and 126bhp respectively. Both the engines are mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The petrol variant delivers a mileage of 17.7km/l, and the diesel variant returns a mileage of 24.76km/l.
Hyundai may launch the new Verna with the smaller 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines to make the sedan more affordable for the Indian market. Once launched in India, the Verna 1.4 will rival the likes of Nissan Sunny, Renault Scala and Toyota Etios.