Hyundai has re-launched the top-ranging variant SX (O) of the Hyundai Verna for 2016. Though, the current generation of the Hyundai’s product has received a mid-cycle facelift last year, but with this cosmetic update, the company had discontinued the top-spec SX (O) trim. The new Verna is available in four variants the Base, S, SX and the SX (O). Along with few equipment tweaks, all the variants will now get a standard dual airbags.
Talking about the engine option, the bass variant will get a 1.4-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines both mated to a manual gearbox. In terms of equipment, you will find an addition of a cooled glove box, but on the loss of the music system. The S trim gets a choice of a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine, where both will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a four-speed automated manual transmission. The AMT model gets a 15-inch alloy wheels while manual versions come with steel wheels and a 2-DIN audio system is offered as standard.
The Verna SX will be powered by the same engine incorporated in the S trim and however, the option of the automated manual transmission is only on the petrol-powered variant. It comes with a Audio-Video Navigation, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, front fog lamps, power folding wing mirrors, an AVN system and a shark-fin antenna.
The re-launched SX (O) trim will get side and curtain airbags, leather seats, steering, gear knob and armrests along with push-button start, telescopic steering, rain-sensing wipers, push-button start, chrome door handles and a 'Supervision' instrument cluster. The engine options are same as that of the S variant i.e. a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine. And, only the diesel-powered SX (O) gets a four-speed automatic gearbox, along with four-wheel disc brakes.
The re-launching of the top-ranging variant will strengthen the Verna to compete against the likes of the Maruti Ciaz, Honda City and Volkswagen Vento.