Hyundai Motor India has silently launched the new base 'E' variant of its popular Verna sedan priced at ₹9.03 lakh. Goes without saying, the new entry-level trim will sit below 'S' trim and will be ₹28,000 cheaper in comparison.
Apart from the introduction of the new trim, Hyundai has also hiked pricing of the complete variant list of Verna by around ₹8,000. Excluding the newly introduced E variant, the list now starts from ₹ 9.38 lakh and extends up to ₹ 15.18 lakh, (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the record, a similar strategy was followed with the Creta as well which recently became dearer by up to ₹62,000.
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The newly introduced E variant gets the same set of features seen on the S variant, except for some cuts which has allowed the company to price it more aggressively.
In comparison to the S variant, E misses out on features like 8-Inch Touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, front USB charger, and a sun glass holder. Also, it is only available with the 1.5-litre petrol engine which is known to deliver 113 PS of maximum power. The transmission unit includes a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. On the other hand, rest of the variants from SX trim also feature an automatic iVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) gearbox.
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Moreover, there is also an 118 bhp, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine as well as an 113 bhp, 1.5-litre VGT diesel motor available on the Verna.