Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Undercuts Rival By Slight Margin

Hyundai India has launched a new base variant of the Verna in the Indian market. The new Hyundai Verna E variant retails at Rs 9.02 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new base variant is only offered with a petrol engine option paired to a manual transmission.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

The company could have launched the new base variant offering a more affordable option to sedan buyers in the Indian market. The new E base variant is now around Rs 36,000 less than the next trim in the sedan's lineup.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

Comparing the new base trim to the previous entry-level S trim of the Hyundai Verna, the new trim does miss out on some features. This includes a shark-fin antenna, sun-glass holder, and the touchscreen infotainment system as well.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

As a result, the Hyundai Verna E variant is no longer offered with the sweet-sounding Arkamys sound system, steering mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and the brand's Hyundai iBlue smartphone-connected features.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

The 1.5-litre petrol engine produces a maximum of 114bhp and a peak torque of 144Nm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard on the E trim.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

Alongside the 1.5-litre petrol unit, Hyundai continues to offer other variants of the Verna sedan with diesel and turbo-petrol engine options as well. The 1.5-litre VGT diesel unit churns out 114bhp and 250Nm of torque, and the powerful 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol motor produce 118bhp and 172Nm of torque.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

The transmission options include a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter with a 1.5-litre diesel unit, and a seven-speed DCT gearbox with paddle shifters for the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine to offer maximum performance.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

Other variants of the Hyundai Verna comes packed with features such as eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a new fully-digital instrument cluster, new restyled AC vents, new faux wood trim on the dashboard, and more.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

It also features the brand's latest Blue Link connected car technology, which includes features like Smart-watch app link, remote vehicle start, and a host of other features. The sedan will continue to feature, a wireless smartphone charging dock, and sunroof; among others.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift is also expected to be offered in six exterior paint schemes. Hyundai has undercut Verna's primary rival the fourth and the fifth-generation Honda City by launching a new base variant in the Indian market.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

The Verna is around Rs 27,000 and Rs 1.8 lakh cheaper than the fourth and the fifth-gen Honda City, respectively. Apart from the Honda City models, the Hyundai Verna also rivals the Skoda Rapid and the Toyota Yaris in the Indian market.

Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India At Rs 9.02 Lakh: Specs, Features & Other Details

Thoughts About The Hyundai Verna E Base Variant Launched In India

Hyundai has introduced a new base petrol variant of the Verna sedan in the market. The company aims to offer a more affordable variant for buyers looking to purchase a sedan with minimum features. The new base variant could attract many premium hatchback buyers to switch to a sedan model because of its attractive price tag.

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Article Published On: Friday, October 9, 2020, 18:41 [IST]
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