The Verna gets a turbo-petrol engine option for the first time with exclusive sportier aesthetic enhancements to make it stand out against the regular variants

  • The 1.5-litre petrol engine is offered in all three S, SX, and SX(O) variants.
  • Only the top-spec SX(O) variant gets the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit.
  • While the 1.5-litre unit gets both manual and automatic transmission options, the turbo-petrol is exclusively offered with a 7-speed DCT.
  • Features exclusive to the turbo-petrol variant are paddle shifters, front parking sensors, and rear disc brakes.
  • Common features include a sunroof, ventilated front seats, and wireless charger.
  • The turbo variant gets sportier aesthetics compared to the regular petrol.

Hyundai has launched the facelifted Verna in India at a price of Rs 9.3 lakh to Rs 15.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The facelifted Verna is available in a total of three variants: S/S+ (S+ is base-spec diesel), SX, and SX(O). It is offered with three BS6 engines: a 1.5-litre petrol (115PS/144Nm), a 1.5-litre diesel (115PS/250Nm), and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol (120PS/172Nm). While the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines are offered in the S/S+, SX, and SX(O) variants, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine is offered only in the top-spec SX(O) variant. So, how different is the new turbo petrol-powered Verna from the regular petrol and diesel variants? Let’s find out:


The facelifted Verna comes with three BS6 engines: a 1.5-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel, and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol. Here are their output figures along with the respective transmission options:

Power Torque Transmission
1.5-litre Petrol 115PS 144Nm 6-speed MT/ CVT
1.0-litre Turbo-petrol 120PS 172Nm 7-speed DCT
1.5-litre Diesel 115PS 250Nm 6-speed MT/ AT

While the 1.5-litre petrol engine gets both manual and automatic transmission options, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit is exclusively offered with a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission) gearbox. The latter produces 5PS and 28Nm of additional power and torque respectively when compared to its regular petrol counterpart. The 1.5-litre petrol S variant is offered only with a 6-speed MT gearbox. When compared to the turbo variant, the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 5PS less while its torque output goes up by 78Nm.


The refreshed sedan is offered in a total of six colours: Starry Night, Typhoon Silver, Fiery Red, Titan Grey, Polar White, and Phantom Black. All these colour options are available in the turbo-petrol variant as well which gets a blacked-out front grille, a shark fin antenna, and outside rearview mirrors to differentiate it from the regular petrol variants. Apart from the base-spec S variant (halogen lamps), all other variants get LED headlamps with LED DRLs and tail lamps.

While the S variant comes with full wheel covers, Hyundai offers 16-inch alloy wheels on the SX variant and dual-tone alloy wheels on the SX(O) variant. As the turbo-petrol engine is offered on the top-spec model, it also gets dual-tone alloy wheels as the regular version.

Both models get changes at the rear as well. The petrol variant gets a chrome garnish around the rear reflectors while the turbo-petrol variant comes with a sportier-looking rear bumper. Another difference is the absence of air dams on the rear bumper of the turbo-petrol variant that is replaced by honeycomb elements. The turbo-petrol variant also gets a twin exhaust to add to its sportiness quotient.


The biggest change inside is the theme of the cabin. While the regular petrol variants get dual-tone interiors, the sportier variant of the sedan is offered with an all-black interior featuring highlighting accents. The AC vents in the standard petrol variants are finished in chrome whereas those in the turbo-petrol variant come with red accents. The turbo-petrol variant also sports red stitching on the seats, steering cover and gear knob while the regular variants get black and beige coloured seat fabrics.


Both regular and turbo-petrol variants share features such as a tyre pressure monitoring system, a digital instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch colour MID screen, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a sunroof, and wireless charging. Hyundai is also offering the facelifted Verna with its BlueLink connected car tech including highlight features such as remote engine start-stop, cabin pre-cool, an Arkamys sound tune, and steering-mounted audio and calling controls. Features such as cruise control, rear AC vents, and rear USB charger are also offered in both versions of the sedan. The turbo-petrol variant gets exclusive features such as paddle shifters, rear disc brakes, and front parking sensors.

In terms of safety, both regular and turbo-petrol variants get rear parking sensors, dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard. Hyundai also offers a rear parking camera, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Hill Start Assist Control (HSAC) in the higher variants of the sedan.


Variant 1.5-litre Petrol 1.0-litre Turbo-petrol 1.5-litre Diesel
S Rs 9.30 lakh
S+ Rs 10.65 lakh
SX MT Rs 10.70 lakh Rs 12.05 lakh
SX CVT Rs 11.95 lakh
SX AT Rs 13.20 lakh
SX(O) MT Rs 12.59 lakh Rs 13.94 lakh
SX(O) CVT Rs 13.84 lakh
SX(O) AT Rs 15.09 lakh
SX(O) DCT Rs 13.99 lakh

The turbo-petrol variant costs Rs 15,000 more than the top-spec SX(O) CVT petrol variant. On the other hand, the top-spec SX(O) AT diesel variant is pricier by Rs 1.1 lakh when compared to the turbo-petrol. Among its rivals, the VW Vento is the only compact sedan to offer a turbo-petrol unit. The upcoming BS6 Rapid will also be offered with a 1.0-litre turbo unit.


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