The Hyundai Verna 1.4 L diesel engine is available Only in entry-level E and EX-trims, to rival Ciaz 1.3-L diesel
Hyundai has introduced the new-gen Verna with a smaller 1.4 Litre diesel unit which will be made available in only base E and EX-trims. Hyundai also offers the sedan with a bigger 1.6 Litre U2 CRDi diesel unit as well available only on the top SX and SX(O) trims.
The petrol variant, on the other hand, gets an option of a both 1.4 Litre Kappa and a bigger 1.6 Litre Gamma unit. The prices for the Hyundai mid-sized premium sedan with 1.4 Litre diesel unit starts from Rs. 9.29 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base E trim while the EX trim is priced at Rs. 999, 000 (ex showroom).
Hyundai launched the updated Verna sedan in India around the month of August last year. However, they added this smaller 1.4 Litre U2 CRDi diesel unit to help those who want a smaller yet performance oriented diesel sedan within a budget.
The new 1.4 Litre U2 CRDi diesel unit produces about 90 Ps of peak power at 4000 rpm and 22.4 Kgm of torque available in between 1, 500 to 2, 750 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Verna competes directly with rivals like the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz which also gets a 1.5 Litre diesel and 1.3-litre unit respectively.
However, Hyundai is the only manufacturer which offers the option of two diesel engines under the hood of their sedan. Hyundai introduced an anniversary edition of the Verna sedan in September this year which was offered with some unique features. There is no doubt that in the fact that the Verna has went on to become a game-changing product for Hyundai.
The new gen Verna is based on the K2 platform and gets some additional features like sunroof, rear curtain, six airbags (on the top trims), eco coating for AC vents and rear parking sensors. Now the addition of this new diesel variant will help the sedan to strengthen its popularity and reach out to more customers by offering them more options.