File photo of a logo of Hyundai Motor on a sedan covered with snow at a shipping yard in Pyeongtaek
File photo of a logo of Hyundai Motor on a sedan covered with snow at a shipping yard in PyeongtaekReuters

Auto enthusiasts in the country have already seen the spy shots and leaked reports of the upcoming Hyundai Verna many times. Now the facelifted Verna has made another appearance on the web, and interestingly, this time the spy shots show the uncamouflaged Verna.

The latest images come from Team BHP, uncovering almost every exterior details of the forthcoming model. Judging from the images, the new avatar of Verna, which is already in Russian and Chinese markets, is likely to boast a redesigned front fascia with a new grille and headlamps and there seems to be a new bumper on the card.

The Verna facelift is also expected to get fog lamps with LED DRLs and redesigned rear end with updated bumper and integrated reflectors. The car is said to have a new alloy design on the menu. Inside, it looks like a simple cabin, which is not much different from the existing model except for the seven-inch touchscreen navigation.

Though yet to be confirmed, the power for the new facelifted Verna is likely to come from the same 1.4-litre diesel and petrol engines and 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines, with a five-speed manual gearbox for petrol and a six-speed manual for diesel. However, it is also heard that the transmission could also come from a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Given the pricing and positioning of the Hyundai vehicles in the Indian market, the upcoming Verna facelift is likely to fall in the ₹7.30 lakh to ₹11.50 lakh price brackets. When launched, it will be pegged against Honda City, VW Vento, and Maruti Ciaz in India. From what we heard so far, the car is likely to make its India entry in 2015.

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