Hyundai India has added a smaller engine option for the Verna - 1.4-litre petrol engine, where previously the model was introduced with a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines. The new Verna 1.4L unit will be available on the base E and EX variants. The base E is priced at Rs. 7.80 lakh and EX trim has been priced at Rs. 9.10 lakh (Ex Showroom, Delhi), respectively. Meanwhile, the Korean car manufacturer has discontinued the petrol 1.6 E and 1.6 EX MT variants.
Speaking of the equipment, both the variants 1.4 E and 1.4 EX will come packed with the same features as seen on the entry-level 1.6-litre engine variants. Exterior wise, it would gets halogen headlamps, chrome grille, electric ORVMs along with integrated turn signals and will ride on steel-rimmed wheels. Inside, the car gets a dual-tone finish and other features are 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and automatic climate control, offered on the EX trim. For the safety, you will get ABS, passenger and driver-side airbags and ISOFIX child seat mounting points are standard. Additionally in the EX variant, you will get automatic headlamps with escort function, front fog lamps, Park Assist with rear camera, impact and speed sensing auto door locks and keyless entry.
Speaking of the 1.4-litre Kappa petrol unit, it is a 4-cylinder engine identical to the engine used on the Elite i20 automatic that makes 98.6 bhp of maximum power with 133 Nm of peak torque. The said engine comes only paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. As claimed by Hyundai, the Verna 1.4L will deliver a fuel economy of 19.1 kpl.