Saar: It is available in three variants and the production is limited to just 1,000 units.

The Indian arm of the South Korean carmaker Hyundai has launched a celebratory version of the Verna sedan. Dubbed simply as the Hyundai Verna Anniversary Edition, it is available in three variants – SX (O) MT Petrol, SX (O) AT Petrol and SX (O) MT Diesel. They have been priced at Rs 11.69 lakh, Rs 12.83 lakh and Rs 13.03 lakh respectively. The production of the Verna Anniversary Edition will be limited to just 1,000 units across India. So, if you were in the market to purchase something special, the anniversary edition of the Verna is surely something to check out.

As far as the price difference between the standard variants and the anniversary edition variants is concerned, it is approximately Rs 17,000. What are you getting for that extra money? On the outside, the sedan comes with Marina Blue paint option (the only other colour option is Polar White), front and rear skid plates, black ORVMs, shark fin antenna (in Marina Blue only) and a rear spoiler. The cabin boasts an all-black upholstery with contrast blue stitching, black dashboard with blue colour highlights on the AC vents, wireless phone charging and Anniversary Edition emblem engraved. If you opt for the Polar White colour, the shark fin antenna and the ORVMs will be finished in body colour only.

The rest of the kit remains identical to the standard variants. That means the Hyundai Verna Anniversary Edition comes with goodies like ventilated seats, a sunroof, smart trunk and vehicle telematics system. There are no changes to report in the engine-transmission department either. The petrol-fed variants of the Anniversary Edition house a 1.6-litre mill under the bonnet. The engine produces 123PS/151Nm and comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The former is the only option available with the diesel-powered celebratory iteration of the car. The diesel engine also has a cubic capacity of 1.6 litres but generates 128PS/260Nm.

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Hyundai has sold nearly 80,000 units of the current-gen Verna worldwide. In India, the sedan competes with the Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Toyota Yaris and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, which recently received a mid-life update.