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

Hyundai is wasting no time to grab a share in the Indian sedan segment. Indian auto market, which has rolled out the carpet for the Maruti' big car Ciaz is now going to get a new contender in the sedan segment, which is Hyundai Verna facelift.

We have heard recently that Hyundai is planning to bring its facelifted Verna, which is already in sales in few international markets like Russia to India and now it looks like it is on the way. Now a prototype of Verna Facelift has been spotted testing in India for the first time.

Caught undergoing testing in Thandalam, Chennai by the folks at MotorBeam, the new Verna facelift is expected to make its entry into the auto market next year. There are not too many details we can pull from the latest spy shots, however, the 2015 Verna facelift is likely to get styling changes in the front and rear profiles.

The changes will not be too dramatic, but expect it to borrow some of the features from Solaris and Genesis. The car is likely to accommodate restyled front fascia with larger headlamps and new grille.

Moving further back, the car is likely to get reworked bumper and LED tail lamps. Inside the cabin, the new Verna model will keep the same style and technology of the current version.

In Russia, the petrol model of the new Verna (Solaris) is sold with six-speed transmission, but we do not know if the company will bring the same to India.

As far as the engine specifications are concerned, it is expected to come with the same 1.4-litre diesel and petrol engines and 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines, which power the current model.

Once it hits the market, 2015 Hyundai Verna facelift will take on the likes of Honda City, VW Vento, and Maruti Ciaz and the chances are that the company will price the new model in the ₹7.30 lakh to ₹11.50 lakh brackets.