Seems like hiking the prices is the new trend. In the previous weeks, a dozen vehicles experienced an increase in their ex-showroom prices. Creta was the last car to get the hike from the Hyundai family. Now, the 2020 Hyundai Verna also joins the group.

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New BS6 2020 Hyundai Verna SX(O) | Image for demonstration purpose only

On the contrary, to compensate, Hyundai has introduced a new base E Variant of its potent sedan, ‘Verna’. That said, it was the S variant that sat on the bottom of this c-segment sedan. Let’s have a look at what the new variant offers.

What 2020 Hyundai Verna E Variant has on tap?

Hyundai lately introduced a new base ‘E’ variant in the new facelifted Verna line-up. This new variant is sadly offered only with a petrol engine. Talking about the engine, the motor is 1.5-litre naturally aspirated that churns 115ps of max power and 144 Nm of peak torque. The engine powers the wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission with no option of an automatic for this variant.

Sadly, you have to rely on the aftermarket stereo to keep you entertained as this variant is deprived of any infotainment system, all you get is a two din slot.

2020 Hyundai Verna Top Shot
2020 Hyundai Verna SX(O) | Image for demonstration purpose only

Safety Features

This is where Hyundai has not compromised a bit. The base variant sure gets no infotainment system but it gets all the latest safety tech that one needs. Long story short, the ‘E’ variant gets all the features the BNVSAP norms suggest.

Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) in Hyundai Verna | First In Segment
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) in Hyundai Verna | First In Segment

Safety Features

Hyundai Verna Variants E S SX(O)
Emergency Stop Signal
Diver & Passenger Airbag
Side & Curtain Airbags
ABS with EBD
Vehicle Stability Management
Reverse Parking Sensors
Reversing Camera
ISOFIX- Child Seat mount
Seatbelt reminder (driver + passenger)

Now everything comes down to the Price

For the most part, almost all the variants of Hyundai Verna have witnessed a revision of 8000. Yes! this includes the sedans with both the engines, diesel as the petrol, even Verna with turbo petrol engine was not spared. Here is what you have to shed to buy a new Verna.

Revised Hyundai Verna Prices (Petrol)

Variant Old Price Revised Price Difference 
E (New Entry) N/A ₹9.03 Lakhs N/A
S ₹9.30 lakhs ₹9.38 lakhs ₹8000
SX ₹10.70 lakhs ₹10.78 lakhs ₹8000
SX (IVT-Auto) ₹11.95 lakhs ₹12.03 lakhs ₹8000
SX(O) ₹12.59 lakhs ₹12.67 lakhs ₹8000
SX(O) (IVT-Auto) ₹13.84 lakhs ₹13.92 lakhs ₹8000
SX(O) (1.0-DCT) ₹13.99 lakhs ₹ 14.07 Lakhs ₹7100

With that clear, even Diesel gets a considerable price hike.

Revised Hyundai Verna Prices (Diesel)

Variant Old Price Revised Price Difference 
S+ ₹10.65 lakh ₹10.73 lakh ₹8000
SX ₹12.05 lakh ₹12.13 lakh ₹8000
SX (IVT-Auto) ₹13.20 lakh ₹13.28 lakh ₹8000
SX(O) ₹13.94 lakh ₹14.02 lakh ₹8000
SX(O) (IVT-Auto) ₹15.09 lakh ₹15.17 lakh ₹8000
2020 Hyundai Verna 1.0-Litre Turbo Variant
2020 Hyundai Verna 1.0-Litre Turbo Variant | Image for demonstration purpose only

Final Verdict

Hyundai Verna gets a plethora of engine and transmission options. The sedan offers everything at every price point. Talking about the price, though the price is up with ₹8000/- it still is a pretty fair deal if the rear seat space is not your concerns. With that said, Hyundai Verna is a really versatile choice if it is the driving pleasure you seek. As before, 2020 Hyundai Verna rivals Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, segment king Honda city and more. On the contrary, the new base E variant for its price offers everything you pay for. It is the safety we are talking about.

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