Hyundai has today officially announced that the upcoming 2020 Verna sedan would come loaded with the Advanced Blue Link Connectivity feature on it. Hyundai has been upping its ante lately, they are on an all time high. The Korean carmaker had released official teaser images of the 2020 Hyundai Verna that will be launched soon just a couple of days back. The Hyundai Verna has been one of the strongest car model in the C segment and has been selling in very good numbers. The latest version to the Verna not only gets it the BS-6 range of engines but also gives it loads of changes on the outside and inside and yes for the very first time the Verna will also come with a Turbo Petrol engine on its lineup.
In terms of exteriors the updates on the 2020 Hyundai Verna include an all new bold front fascia with a lot bolder radiator grille with stylish looking inserts, sleeker headlamps with integrated C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights and turn blinkers and all new design front bumper with new fog lamp neatly integrated and round-shaped lights. The side profile remains similar but the updates gets the Verna chrome surrounds around the window sill, slightly raised waistline and all new design alloy wheels. The rear end now gets all LED tail lights in an all new design, new design rear bumpers with neat looking stop reflectors with chrome surrounds running around them and a body colored shark fin antenna that complete the new styling on the best selling sedan from Hyundai Motor. Hyundai says this update will bring Instinctive Beauty and Create Emotional Value & Desirability, resulting in a Gleaming Figurine of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’.
On the engine options Hyundai has confirmed that the 2020 Verna will have the BS-6 1.0 Turbo GDi Petrol engine along with other engine options available with a wide range of automatic transmission options of Intelligent Variable Transmission, 7 Dual Clutch Transmission and 6 Automatic Transmission. The 1.0L GDi Petrol engine is the same engine that is also available on the Hyundai Venue with an power output of 10oPs and 172Nm of torque. Other engine options would be the 1.5L Diesel unit along with the 1.5L Petrol engine to complete the lineup.
Commenting on the connectivity solutions offered on the Spirited New VERNA,
Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said “Hyundai is a smart mobility leader offering the most advanced connectivity solutions while striving for sheer excellence. With the Spirited New VERNA, we aim to elevate customer experience and convenience by offering Advanced Blue Link Connectivity Solutions. ‘Hello Blue Link’ – a wake-up word, makes it more convenient for customers to activate voice recognition service. Enabling customers to be more in sync with their cars via Smart watch Integrated Blue Link app, the Spirited New VERNA personifies Futuristic Technology. With continuous innovation, Hyundai aims to provide customers with Intelligent Features and Power Packed Performance.”
Customers can now smoothly access Blue Link’s connected car services remotely such as –
- Engine Start/Stop (Automatic Transmission)
- Climate Control (Automatic Transmission)
- Door Lock/Unlock
- Vehicle Status Information (Engine, HVAC, Door, Tyre Pressure Information, Fuel Level Information etc.)
- Vehicle Alerts (Geo-Fence, Speed, Time Fence, Valet, Vehicle Status and Stolen Vehicle)
- Receive notifications through a Smart Watch as well.
Adding on to the versatility of Blue Link, the following voice enabled features can now be accessed by just saying ‘Hello Blue Link’.
- Weather check
- Time & Date
- Tracking Live Cricket Scores
- Media Control and Map Control
Other features such as Find My Car, Share My Car are also available, along with Auto DTC Check, Manual DTC Check, Monthly Health Reports, Maintenance Alerts and Tracking Driving Behaviour. Blue Link supports smart watch application for Wear OS by Google, watchOS by Apple and TIZEN OS for Samsung’s Galaxy watches.
Hyundai Verna competes with the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Toyota Yaris. Watch this space for more on the 2020 Hyundai Verna very soon.