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BREAKING: 2020 Hyundai Verna, Facelifted Tucson Launch Delayed Due To Coronavirus


Both these models were expected to launch in India in March 2020

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Waiting for the 2020 Hyundai Verna or the facelifted Tucson? We’ve got some bad news for you. The Korean manufacturer won’t be launching either of these models in March 2020 due to the novel coronavirus scare. It has currently halted production at its Sriperumbudur facility and will resume operations once the Tamil Nadu government gives clearance.

Hyundai is yet to reveal the new launch dates for both models. Meanwhile, here’s what to expect from the 2020 Verna and facelifted Tucson:

2020 Verna:

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Hyundai has revealed the facelifted Verna and bookings are open for the upcoming sedan for a token amount of Rs 25,000. The 2020 Verna looks quite similar to the Russia-spec Solaris with design elements like a large cascading grille, new dual-tone alloy wheels as well as updated LED headlamps and tail lamps. Updates on the inside include a new digital instrument cluster and an updated infotainment system with BlueLink connected car technology. 

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The 2020 Verna will be offered with three powertrain options: a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. Here’s a detailed specification table:

 

Verna 1.0 Turbo-petrol

Verna 1.5-litre Diesel

Verna 1.5-litre Petrol

Power (PS)

120PS

115PS

115PS

Torque (Nm)

172Nm

250Nm

144Nm

Transmission Options

7-speed DCT only

6-speed manual / 6-speed AT

6-speed manual / CVT

The facelifted Verna is expected to be priced from Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom). It will lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, VW Vento BS6, upcoming Honda City and Skoda Rapid TSI. 

Facelifted Tucson:

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The facelifted Tucson made its debut at Auto Expo 2020. Styling updates include a sharper grille, new bumpers, redesigned alloy wheels as well as updated LED headlamps and tail lamps. Inside, the Tucson’s dashboard now features a floating infotainment system which could come with connected car technology. 

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The Tucson would most probably soldier on with the existing 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines, albeit with mechanical upgrades to meet BS6 emission norms. Currently, the diesel engine develops 185PS and 400Nm while the petrol motor puts out 155PS and 192Nm. Both engine options can be had with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter. 

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Considering the updates, expect the facelifted Tucson to cost more than the current model which starts from Rs 18.77 lakh  (ex-showroom). It will lock horns again with the Jeep Compass and the recently launched Volkswagen T-ROC.

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