Hyundai India has released teaser images of the new 2020 Hyundai Verna (Accent locally). With the new images comes a new sharper front clip for the South Korean subcompact sedan. It features angles instead of curves and now shares in the large hexagonal grille of its bigger brother the 2021 Elantra. Along with the new face comes a new set of alloy wheels, LED headlamps and taillamps, wireless charging, electric sunroof, and ventilated front seats. The vehicle will also feature BlueLink car technology that comes with 45 different connected features.
Powering the South Korean automobile are three engine options. The first is a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine, the second is a 1.5-liter diesel power plant, and the final option is a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. The 1.5-liter gasoline engine makes 113hp and 144 Nm of torque. The diesel fed powerplant, on the other hand, makes 113hp and 250 Nm of torque. The much smaller 1.0-liter engine makes 118hp and 172 Nm of torque. With an engine lineup like this, it's not hard to see that the Verna (Accent) with its angled refresh could shape up to be one quick car. (pun intended.) Transmission options for these engines are either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic for the 1.5-liter engines. The 1.0-liter, however, gets a 7-speed DCT instead.
To match the front of the car, the rear also gets some minor updates. For starters, the Verna (Accent) gets a new set of LED taillights that are further accented (pun intended) by a new chrome garnish located on the lower bumper. Completing the refreshed rear, it also gets a redesigned bumper that features two creases on either side of the bumper along with longer horizontal reflectors.
With new angles on the Verna, it's only a matter of time as this refresh makes its way into the Hyundai Accent here in the Philippines.