Hyundai has added another motor option to their recently launched Verna sedan, in the form of a 1.4-litre petrol motor. And while it may seem like an unnecessary downgrade, the new 1,368-litre motor which will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, makes quite a lot of sense. This is the second petrol motor for the Verna which now offers a total of 3 motors, including the two-1.6 option diesel and petrol motors already on sale. Hyundai Verna 1.4 petrol is priced at Rs 7.79 lakh for the E variant and the same is available on the EX variant as well which costs Rs. 9.09 lakh. This means that the 1.4 undercuts the 1.6-litre base variant by around Rs 70,000; the 1.6 E MT costs Rs 7.99 lakh. The car rivals the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento.
The 1.4-litre mill in the Verna is shared with the i20 automatic. However, it is likely that Hyundai will soon discontinue the i20, considering that the i20 facelift is likely to launch at the Auto Expo next month. In terms of features, the Verna 1.4 is likely to get identical trims as the 1.6-litre version. Which means that the base E-Variant comes with 15-inch steel rim wheels, dual air-bags, power mirrors, trip computer, a cooled glovebox and a rear centre armrest. The EX-trim will get keyless entry, rear parking sensors, projector fog lamps, a front armrest, a 5.0-inch touchscreen system with four speakers, cruise control, rear AC vents and a driver’s seat height adjust additional to everything on the ES.
New Hyundai Verna prices:
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Now while the 1.6-litre engine might be the enthusiasts choice, the 1.4-litre motor is also worth considering since there isn’t much in terms of power loss and the 70k price difference seriously undercuts the 1.6-litre variant!