The Hyundai Xcent made its Indian debit in 2014 unlike grand i10 sedan version received lukewarm response. The Indian arm of South Korean carmaker is reportedly working on the mid-cycle facelift Xcent which is expected to launch in March 2017. One of the major drawbacks of Xcent is Incohesive rear that looks more like a boot added to rear of Grand i10. Current Hyundai Xcent retails around 3000 units a month and 30 percent of total sales are contributed commercial aggregators.
2017 Hyundai Xcent will be based on Grand i10 facelift which is due for January next year. Drastic changes are expected on new Xcent though it will feature more cohesive boot end. New Xcent will be christened by new front grille (cascading grille in Hyundai’s language) with curvy chrome tip, revised front bumper flanked by roundish LED daytime running lights.
Sides are expected to remain unchanged except for new alloy wheels while rear will get the major revamp in the form of new boot, revised sleek tail lights in line with recent Hyundai models. Besides boot lid and rear fender will be refreshed to make rear look as cohesive as it can be.
On the inside, changes will be fewer top variants will get a touchscreen infotainment system with audio-video navigation. Xcent is already available with a 2 DIN audio system with 1GB memory, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, push key button, steering mounted audio and bluetooth control, drive side auto down power window, cooled glove box, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, ABS, Smart key function etc.
2017 Hyundai Xcent will likely to draw power a 1.2 litre dual VTVT petrol and 1.1 litre U2 CRDi diesel engine. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Hyundai may slightly increase the prices when Xcent facelift is launched.
|Comparison of Hyundai Xcent|
|Comparison of Hyundai Xcent variants|