Honda recently introduced the highly anticipated 2023 Honda City Facelift in India, with a starting price of Rs 11.49 lakh. As a result, one of the City’s toughest rivals, the upcoming Hyundai Verna 2023, will be introduced on March 21. Let’s see how the two mid-size sedans stack up against one another.
2023 Honda City Facelift vs Upcoming Hyundai Verna- Dimensions
|2023 Honda City Facelift
|2023 Upcoming Hyundai Verna
From the above figures, we can see that the City is longer and taller than the upcoming new Verna, while the Verna is wider and has a longer wheelbase. In addition, the 2023 Verna will have 528-litre boot space, as against City’s 506 litres.
2023 Honda City Facelift vs Upcoming Hyundai Verna- Exterior Profile
The facelift for the 2023 Honda City includes a new blue exterior paint scheme, a new grille design, and a revised front bumper. It also gets brighter LED DRLs. The front has undergone the most significant changes, while the side has remained largely unchanged. At the rear, the lower bumper has been revised.
The upcoming 2023 Verna’s design, on the other hand, is much sleeker, with a large grille in front, flanked by neatly tucked-in headlights, a large strip of LED DRL running across the width of the car, updated tail lamps, and new wheels. Overall, the 2023 Hyundai Verna appears sporty, muscular, and new.
2023 Honda City Facelift vs Upcoming Hyundai Verna- Interiors/ Features
The 2023 City cabin is pretty much unchanged. New ambient lighting, new upholstery, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are among the updates here. It still has the same 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, push start/stop button, automatic climate control, ventilated seats, an electric sunroof, and other features. In terms of safety, the vehicle includes ADAS, 6 airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and other features.
When talking about the upcoming 2023 Verna, According to a new teaser released by the automaker, the new Verna will be equipped with a digital instrument cluster. Furthermore, a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is expected in the cabin. Aside from that, the car will have wireless charging, ventilated seats, and other safety features such as ADAS technology.
2023 Honda City Facelift vs Upcoming Hyundai Verna- Engine/ Transmission Options
The 2023 Honda City is available with a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine producing 121 PS and 253 Nm torque, as well as a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional CVT. The City e: HEV is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine with strong hybrid tech, producing 126 PS and 253 Nm and mated to an e-CVT transmission.
The 2023 Hyundai Verna, on the other hand, will be available with a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine producing 115 PS of maximum power and 144 Nm of peak torque. There will also be a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with 160 PS/253 Nm, likely paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 7-speed DCT.
2023 Honda City Facelift vs Upcoming Hyundai Verna- Pricing
The 2023 Honda City Facelift has been launched in India, with a starting price of Rs 11.49 lakh. The top variant goes upto Rs 20.39 lakh (ex-showroom).
|2023 Honda City Facelift
|Rs 11.49 lakh
|Rs 12.37 lakh
|Rs 13.62 lakh
|Rs 13.49 lakh
|Rs 14.74 lakh
|Rs 14.72 lakh
|Rs 15.97 lakh
|2023 Honda City e-HEV
|Rs 18.89 lakh
|Rs 20.39 lakh
The 2023 Hyundai Verna, on the other hand, is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).
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