Hyundai Verna known as Solaris or Accent internationally has been appreciated for its fluidic looks and feature-rich cabin. It ruled the C+ segment of India auto market till the all new Honda City was launched in 2014. Now it plans to reclaim its top position with a new 2015 facelifted version. Here we will try and find how deep the changes are by comparing 2011 Verna with 2015 Verna facelift.
Looking at the front fascia comparison photo, it is clear that refreshed Verna gets a 2015 Sonata inspired face. It now comes with projector headlamps which seem to go deeper into the all-new front bumper. The trapezoidal front grille is replaced with a dual-slat chrome grille. Even the airdam is wider and lower now. The LED daytime running lights(DRL) are now missing from the headlamps and the fog lights get a boomerang shape.
The side profile of the car continues unchanged with same glasshouse. On comparing the rear we found very minimal changes. Facelifted Verna comes with similar shaped taillight but now sport LED like effect as seen in the Elite i20. Rear bumper has been redesigned with new contours, black lower lip and new reflectors.
This cosmetic update will help Hyundai Verna get over its mid-life crisis to reclaim top position and would ensure revived sales momentum for few years till the all new next generation model takes over.