The Hyundai Verna E, a new base trim-level for the petrol variants has just been launched, priced at Rs 9.03 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In addition to the new trim-level, Hyundai has also hiked prices for the Verna across the board.
The carmaker recently revised the Creta’s range and added a new petrol base variant there as well.
The Verna petrol E trim, drops starting price by Rs 28,000
All trim levels get a Rs 8,000 price hike, except the S which gets a Rs 7,000 hike
Verna now gets automatic headlights as standard across the range
2020 Hyundai Verna prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)New PriceOld PriceDifference1.5P ERs 9.03 lakh–1.5P SRs 9.38 lakhRs 9.31 lakh+ Rs 7,000 1.5P SXRs 10.78Rs 10.70+ Rs 8,0001.5P SX ATRs 12.03Rs 11.95+ Rs 8,0001.5P SX (O)Rs 12.68Rs 12.60+ Rs 8,0001.5P SX (O) ATRs 13.93Rs 12.85+ Rs 8,0001.0P SX(O) Turbo DCTRs 14.07Rs 13.99+ Rs 8,0001.5D S+Rs 10.73Rs 10.66+ Rs 7,000 1.5D SXRs 12.13Rs 12.05+ Rs 8,0001.5D SX ATRs 13.28Rs 13.20+ Rs 8,0001.5D SX (O)Rs 14.03Rs 13.95+ Rs 8,0001.5D SX (O) ATRs 15.18Rs 15.10+ Rs 8,000
2020 Hyundai Verna E base variant
As the new base variant, the E trim of the Verna replaces the previous entry-point for the range – the S trim. The new E trim is offered only with the 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with the manual gearbox. The base trim for the diesel models continues to be the S+ trim-level.
In terms of features, the E trim has a lot in common with the S trim, as it gets Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, keyless entry (with folding key), front- and rear-centre armrests, power windows, power adjustable ORVMs and more.
The equipment it misses out on compared to the S trim includes the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 4 speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted controls, shark fin antenna (instead gets a small regular antenna), sunglass holder and front USB charger.
Hyundai has also made automatic headlights standard across the range (earlier reserved for SX trim and higher).
2020 Hyundai Verna price
As we can see from the table above, the starting price for the Verna range is Rs 28,000 less than the previous base S trims price (Rs 9.31 lakh).
Besides this, the prices for the entire range, both petrol and diesel versions, have also been increased by Rs 8,000. The only exceptions being the S and S+ trims, which increased by Rs 7,000.
2020 Hyundai Verna vs Rivals prices
Hyundai Verna vs Rivals prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)Hyundai VernaSkoda RapidVolkswagen VentoMaruti Suzuki CiazHonda City (5th-gen)Honda City (4th-gen)Toyota YarisPetrol MTRs 9.03- 12.68 lakhRs 7.49- 11.79 lakhRs 9.04- 12.08 lakhRs 8.32 – 10.09 lakhRs 10.90- 13.15 lakhRs 9.29- 9.99 lakhRs 8.86- 12.09 lakhPetrol ATRs 12.03- 14.07 lakhRs 9.49- 13.29 lakhRs 9.05- 12.99 lakhRs 9.98- 11.10 lakhRs 12.20- 14.45 lakh-Rs 9.56- 14.30 lakhDiesel MTRs 10.73- 14.03 lakh—Rs 12.40- 14.65 lakh–Diesel ATRs 13.28- 15.18 lakh——
The Hyundai Verna competes in the mid-size sedan segment where it takes on the Honda City (fifth-gen), Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris and even the older Honda City fourth gen.
It is evident from the table above, that the Skoda Rapid is the most affordable offering in the segment. Though even with the hike in prices, the Hyundai Verna is still not the most expensive model in the segment, as it is still marginally cheaper than the Honda City (fifth-gen).
It is also worth mentioning that the Hyundai Verna is currently the only model in the segment to offer a diesel-automatic powertrain option.
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