Following the launch of Grand i10 facelift, HMIL is now planning to roll out new Xcent compact sedan in India. According to reports, Hyundai will launch the facelift version on 20th April 2017 and brand’s dealerships have started accepting bookings for a token amount of Rs 11,000. The 2017 iteration Xcent will get some cosmetic changes, added features and new diesel engine as well.
The Xcent facelift sports wider tweaked grille, revised front-rear bumper, revamped fog lamp design similar to Grand i10. Moreover, LED daytime running lights will be available on the range top variants. Coming to the sides, it will remain unchanged except for the minor changes on alloy wheels. Rear profile will sport new larger tail lights, new boot lid, bumper which will make it more appealing than ever.
The interiors are also likely to be based on new grand i10 with features like 7-inch touchscreen system with navigation, Mirror link, Android auto and Apple car play. It will also come with updated upholstery, 1.5 GB internal memory and reverse parking camera. For Safety, Hyundai might offer dual front airbags with ABS (anti-lock braking system) as standard across the variants.
Most significant changes likely to come under the hood, the ongoing 1.1l U2 CRDi diesel engine is likely to be replaced by 1.2l diesel motor of 2017 Grand i10. The new oil burner makes 74bhp of max power and 190Nm of torque. The petrol engine will be carried forward from the current lineup; the 1.2l engine delivers 84bhp power and 114Nm of torque. Transmission duties are carried by a five speed manual gearbox as standard and a four speed automatic gearbox for the petrol trim.
In verge to stay competitive Hyundai might not increase the price of new Xcent by much. Once launched, it will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Ford Aspire, Honda Amaze Volkswagen Ameo and Tata Tigor.
|Comparison of Hyundai Xcent|
|Comparison of Hyundai Xcent variants|