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Hyundai Verna 2020 Petrol Review. Love or Hate Relationship in New Verna

Hyundai Verna 2020 Petrol Review. Love or Hate Relationship in New Verna

Hyundai Verna 2020 is right here and here is detailed review of Verna 1.5 Petrol with Suspension Changes. What all will like in New Verna with Positives, Negatives


Hyundai Verna 2020 Review

Mid Sedan Segment for last 5 Years is primarily competitive among 3 Models to capture the top slot

  • Honda City
  • Maruti Ciaz
  • Hyundai Verna

No other Model made it to Top 3 Slot other than these. While City got its new generation in 2020, Hyundai also released major facelift of Verna

Here is what can expect with all New Verna

Hyundai Verna photo

Petrol Engine: This review is concentrated among Verna 1.5 MPI Petrol. Will separately cover aspect on Verna DCT Turbo. In terms of Engine Performance

  • 1.5 Petrol MPI Petrol Engine is very Refined, Good Low End, Clean Pulling Power and for anyone who seek Relaxed, Comfortable Ride, Light Steering would be reasonable happy. 

  • Light Clutch, Light Steering, 6 Speed Manual Transmission ensures RPM at just 2000 to 2200 levels even at speed  of 100 Kmph ensuring top notch NVH Levels
  • Downside is when you Push throttle to maximum - somehow there is no sudden surge of Power and at 5000+ rpm - engine turns slight Vocal too
  • 1.5 Petrol also available in IVT Automatic which is best for those drivers who seek Comfort Oriented Drive at Relaxed Pace. Ideal for City Roads or for those drivers who seek the best of Convenience, Refinement, Fuel Efficiency and yes good Handling as a combination Pack. However, downside is again you wont enjoy IVT if you are enthusiast or love quick zippy car performance

In terms of Fuel Efficiency - can expect in 12 to 13 Kmpl in both Manual and IVT Automatic in day to day city drive which is what reasonable impressive.



Handling: Hyundai Verna is now a 14 Year Old Product in India and slowly and steadliy in series of Facelift and New Generation - Hyundai India updated the biggest shortcoming of Handling to rather a strong Point

Verna Handling aspect always feels lot improved everytime Hyundai introduces an update and not different this time too. Suspension Dynamics are well sorted, car feels better planted and stable even on high speed . Downside however is Steering - yes feels lights and although gain weight but no where as Sporty in Steering Feedback as what German Makers - Skoda Rapid or Volkswagen Vento feels about

Still overall Handling aspect of Verna is much acceptable


Space: Although Seats are well comfortable, but when put in perspective against Arch Rival - Honda City and Maruti Ciaz - somehow rear seats feels placed relative low and legroom suddenly feels like compact

By Stating Compact in no way we reffering that Hyundai Verna rear legroom is tight fit, but rather no where as spacious as what felt in Honda City or Maruti Ciaz

However, USP of Verna is Sx Option is Ventilated Cooled Seats in top of line Sx Option - a feature which is what exclusive to Hyundai Verna in Mid Sedan Segment for utmost comfort to Passengers on Front Seat in Scorching Heat which what makes difference



Safety: Loaded with ABS, EBD Dual Airbags and top model Sx Option with advanced safety of ESP, Hill Start Assist, Stability Control, Additional Side and Curtain Airbags. Build Quality is reasonable impressive and at par with what the best in Mid Sedan Segment Offers.

Only downside in 1.5 Petrol in Safety Features is that while Hyundai India offers All 4 Disc Brakes in Verna Turbo - its a big skip in Verna 1.5 Engine. Yes, braking is what lot improved from 2019 and onwards as against Model sold in 2018 and before but still Rear Disc Brakes do makes a difference and although Verna 1.5 Brakes are good but cant put Verna 1.5 Braking to the very best


Service Maintenance: Hyundai Verna Scheduled Service Cost is reasonable low. All New Hyundai Verna comes with 3 Labor free services

  • 1st Service - 1000 Kms / 1 month Cleaning and Washing
  • 2nd Service - 10,000 Kms / 12 month Oil and Filer Changes
  • 3rd Service - 20,000 Kms / 24 months Oil and Filer Changes

As can be checked in Hyundai Verna Service Cost - first 3 Years Average Service Bill will be Rs 5000 or less than same. 

For some one whos going to Own Verna for span of 9 Years / 90,000 Kms - Average Paid Service Bill including Wheel Alignment and Balancing will be under 60 Paise per Km - average bill of Rs 6000 making it a reasonable low cost Maintenance product.


Interior, Exteriors: Hyundai Verna 2020 are purely subjective. To some it may look futuristic in Front Fascia and Alloy Wheel design, to some it misses the classic appeal and elegance. Similar to 8 Inch Touchscreen as Central Mounted in Cabin - looks at first glance like after-market fitment but once you explore will appreciate the Blue Link Connectivity, Responsiveness of Touchscreen.


Features: Now, from 2020 there is no Base E Model in lineup and Verna S Model comes with improved Features and now Base Mdel S equipped with all Standard Styling, Safety, Convenience and even 8 Inch Infotainment features which is what impressive

Safety: ABS with EBD, Dual Front Airbag, Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Anti Theft Alarm System

Convenience: AC Heater with Rear AC Vent, Electric Power Steering with Tilt, All 4 Door Power Window with One Touch Auto Down Function at Driver Side, Remote Central Lock, Reverse Parking Sensor, Cooled Glove Box, Electric Adjustable ORVM with Turn Indicators, Adjustable Head Restraint Front Seat, Center Seat Armrest in both Front &^Rear

Style: Dark Chrome Front Grille, Dual Tone Beige and Black Interiors, Body Colored ORVM & Door Handle, Body Colored Rear Garnish, Blackened Out B Pillar for Styling, Follow me Headlight, Shark Finn Antenna

Infotainment: 8 Inch Touchscreen Music System with Android Auto, Apple Car Play with Voice Command with 4 Speaker with Arkamys Sound System, Steering Mounted Audio & Phone Control,

Wheels: 15 Inch Steel Wheel with R 185/65 Tyre with Full Wheel Cover

and all these in Base Trim with Aspirational Styling, Safety and Convenience Features going higher in Sx and Sx Option Trim


Should you Buy Hyundai Verna 2020 

There are only 2 things which you may not appreciate in Verna

  • Not the Best in High Speed Enthusiastic Drive
  • Not the Best in Rear Seat Comfort

Rest Verna has all - Refinement, Features, Build Quality, Safety, Low Ownership Maintenance, Comfort Oriented Drive and can well be on your Radar.

Looks are Subjective and there are few who may appreciate this slight overdone Styling too in New Verna

Anyjow, we recommend Verna Petrol over Creta if you are not SUV Fan Lover and if you do not need a car with Raised Ground Clearance. Rather Cars with Lower Ground Clearance has lower center of gravity and thus superior Handling too. Verna Sx is Priced Rs 1 Lakh lower than Creta S Petrol and more Features with Impressive Stance to deliver Superior Ownership. Even Sx Option is priced Rs 1 Lakh lower than Creta Sx and comes with 6 Airbags and lot more features.

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