EDIT: Hyundai has deleted imagery of the "Eagle Eye" projector headlamps from its website. Hyundai dealers in India offer projector headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) through the accessory route.
India's best selling C-Segment sedan, the Hyundai Verna Fluidic, is due for a facelift in the coming weeks. Among the various changes that the Verna Fluidic is said to be updated with, redesigned alloy wheels, automatic projector-based headlamps and day time running lamps are the three major visual updates.
Hyundai India's website has revealed that the Verna Fluidic would feature new projector based headlamps, that will come with daytime running lights integrated into them. This approach is at odds with the route that Hyundai took in case of the i20 hatchback, which is available with day time running lights positioned on the front bumper, around the fog lamps to be precise.
Nevertheless, integrating LED DRLs into the projector headlamps is a move that could ensure greater exclusivity, especially if this feature is available only on the higher variants. The other major visual update on the Verna Fluidic will be the new design for the alloy wheels.
It may be noted that all these changes have already made their way into the 2014 Hyundai Solaris (as the Verna is called in that part of the world) sold in the Russian car market. It remains to be seen whether the India-spec Verna Fluidic features all the changes that the Russian Solaris comes with.
For the Indian market, Hyundai is said to omit the spare alloy wheel, choosing to make do with a steel rimmed unit and twin headrests on the rear seat that replace the triple headrest design. Also, back-lit power window switches will be made available across all variants of the car. The top end models will also get back-lit switches on the steering mounted audio controls.
The engine and transmission options for the Verna Fluidic are expected to continue unchanged. The Verna Fluidic is available with four engine options, two in petrol guise and two in turbo diesel guise. The lower variants feature petrol and turbo diesel engines with identical engine capacities of 1.4 liters while the higher variants feature similar options with an engine capacity of 1.6 liters.
5 speed manual gearboxes are standard on petrol engined models while diesel engined models get 6 speed manual gearboxes. The top end 1.6 liter petrol and turbo diesel engines can be ordered with a 4 speed automatic gearbox. Hyundai sells 10 variants of the Verna Fluidic in India.