Hyundai has launched the fresh version of its compact sedan, Xcent in India at an introductory price of Rs. 5.38 lakh which goes up to Rs. 8.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the top spec variant. The sedan is available in five variants- E, E+, S, SX and SX (O), with two engine options – petrol and diesel. The 2017 iteration of Xcent comes with range of cosmetic updates with additional features inside the cabin. Under the hood, petrol remains same while diesel gets a new engine.
The petrol variants continue to be powered by the same 1.2l Kappa dual VTVT engine which delivers max output of [email protected] and 114Nm of [email protected] This engine comes with an option of a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox with a claimed mileage of 20.14 Kmpl and 17.36 Kmpl. The diesel variants get new life in the form of a more powerful 1.2l U2 CRDi motor belt out 74bhp [email protected] and 190Nm of torque between 1750-2250rpm, linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine delivers an ARAI specified mileage of 25.04 Kmpl.
Space and Dimensions
In dimensions, there is no change the compact sedan continues to measure 3995mm in length, 1660mm in width, 1520mm in height and ride on the wheelbase of 2425mm. The ground clearance stands at 165mm and offers a boot space of 407 liters.
The Hyundai Xcent facelift comes in 5 color options– Wine red, Star dust, Polar white, Sleek Silver and Marina blue.
Exterior and Interior
The compact sedan comes with Hyundai 2.0 Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy and wears new cascade front grille with horizontal chrome slats flanked by sweptback headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The front bumper is restyled along with slim black area and larger fog lamps. Side profile remains identical with ORVMs with turn indicators and the pull type chrome plated door handles. However, it now rides on the new 15 inch dual tone diamond cut alloy wheels with wheel air curtains.
Rear end sports a new two piece large tail lights, tweaked boot with thick chrome bar over the number plate, dual tone bumper and shark fin antenna.
Hyundai has wrapped new Xcent with some premium features such as 7 inch touchscreen AVN system with Apple car play, Android auto, mirror link, voice recognition and Smartphone navigation. It also includes fully automatic temperature control (FATC) with rear Ac vent, driver seat height adjustment, steering mounted audio controls, Hyundai alternator management system (HAMS), leather wrapped steering wheel, smart key with push start button, cooled glove box, rear power socket, rear armrest with cup holder etc.
As for the safety, dual front airbags are now standard while ABS is only offered with the top variants. The earlier version had driver airbags along with ABS as standard across the range. Other safety tech includes park assist featuring rear parking sensor with rear parking camera with display and audio, keyless entry, impact sensing auto door lock, central locking, immobilizer and rear defogger.
Speaking at the Global launch, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “We are very glad to announce the global launch of the All New Xcent for Indian and Global customers. The fast changing trends and rising customer aspirations has always been the key driving force at Hyundai. Considering the evolving market dynamics and customer voice, we keep enhancing out products for customer delight. The All New Xcent symbolizes The Stylish Family Sedan for young and Modern Indian Family. With over 2.5 Lakh cars sold in Domestic and International markets since 2014, we are confident that the All New Xcent will create a new benchmark in segment offering best Hyundai Experience.”