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Hyundai Xcent Overview

Hyundai has recently launched the full-model update for the Grand i10 hatchback in India. The Grand i10 has also spawned a compact sedan i.e. the Xcent in the Indian market. A prototype of the new iteration of the Xcent has been spotted testing on Indian roads courtesy teambhp.com. As is the case with the current generation of the Xcent, the new version will also look identical to the Grand i10 Nios. The front of the compact sedan is likely to be exactly identical to the hatchback. However, Hyundai could throw in some changes in order to distinguish it from Nios. Though the front and the side profile are expected to carry forward the design language of the hatchback, at the back, the new Xcent will have its own unique identity.

As is the case with the exterior design, the cabin layout of the next-gen Hyundai Xcent will be identical to the Grand i10 Nios. And hence, it will get a new instrument cluster, the floating touchscreen infotainment system and the dual-tone colour scheme. Though the design language of the cabin will be identical to the Grand i10 Nios, the rear bench is likely to offer a better recline angle.

The engine line-up of the next-gen Hyundai Xcent will be identical to the Grand i10 Nios. It will get a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine which is capable of churning out 83 hp of power along with 113 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be BS-6 compliant. There will be a diesel engine on offer as well. This will be a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged unit good for 75 hp along with 190 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are likely to be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. In addition to this, there will be a 5-speed AMT available as well.

Hyundai Xcent Look

Though Hyundai calls it a facelift, it’s not JUST a facelift, rather a proper update and we’ve already told you quite a lot about it. There’s a lot that’s new on the Xcent – both inside and outside. It gets a new front bumper, new fog lamp housings, LED DRLs, redesigned headlamps and new wrap around tail lamps. The shape of the bonnet has been refined and now looks eloquent. But, it is that front grille that puts a smile on your face. Hyundai’s taking the top to bottom approach, with its signature design of the front grille, and the Xcent is not left behind.

The front grille is a value addition to the Xcent and is what distinguishes it from its younger brother – the Grand i10 and yes, it fits into the scheme of things, making it look more proportionate. In fact, the redesigned tail lamps too add their bit, to this endeavour. For those who thought that the tail lamps on the previous car were a bit small, well Hyundai has taken that bit of annoyance and worked on it, making them look better and, more so, proportional. The 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels too add their bit to the car’s overall appearance; and this time around, the Hyundai Xcent will make you turn around that one more time, to look at the car.

Hyundai Xcent Cabin

The interior cabin of 2017 Hyundai Xcent is finished in dual-tone Black and Beige upholstery with Blue illumination. Though, most of the features seen on the pre-facelift model such as adjustable rear headrests, rear seat centre armrest with cup holders, leather wrapped steering wheel, fully automatic temperature control, tachometer, multi-information display with digital clock and tripmeter, electric power steering, front and rear power outlets, rear A/C vents, cooled glovebox, height adjustable driver’s seat and push button start/stop have been retained in the new model. However, the biggest update comes in form of the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Smart phone (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink), Bluetooth, Aux-in, USB connectivity and Voice Recognition feature.Check for Hyundai Xcent price in Mumbai at Tryaldrie.

Though, it is available on the range-topping variants as the mid variants get just a 2-DIN audio system with four speakers. Sadly, the base variant doesn’t get anything, even the 2-DIN music system misses out. The steering mounted audio and bluetooth controls feature is standard with E+ onward grades. A special mention goes to the Smart phone holder with Charging port, which is only available with the automatic variant.

Hyundai Xcent Gearbox

There’s a 1.2- litre diesel engine, under the bonnet, and it’s got 2 bhp more than before. It’s the same unit that does duty on the Grand i10 and churns the same amount of power. There’s 74 bhp on offer and the torque on offer is the same too, but the engine now feels eager to go; and though there is a bit of lag, once you cross the 1800 rpm mark, peak torque kicks in and there’s power, at your disposal. The gears slot in well and the light clutch makes life better, in stop start traffic conditions. Hyundai claims that the new Xcent returns a fuel efficiency figure of 25.4 kmpl and that’s great considering that it’s peppy, and not lazy, off the line. Mind you, it’s not a drivers’ car yet, though the steering has been worked on and now doesn’t feel artificially engineered as before and that’s a big take away.

2017 Hyundai Xcent petrol variants deliver mileage of 20.14kmpl and 17.36kmpl (Both ARAI Specified) with manual and automatic transmissions, respectively. On the other hand, the diesel variants returns fuel efficiency of 25.40kmpl (ARAI Specified). To know more information on Hyundai Xcent check Industrynewswire

Hyundai Xcent Riding

Ride and handling is a department which Hyundai has been working on, ever since it brought the Elantra to India, and the Xcent benefits from this. The Xcent rides well and tackles the potholes on the road, with ease, which makes it very comfortable to be in. The suspension setup is not too soft or firm, rather soaks in all the undulations the road surface has to offer and doesn’t let you bounce around in the cabin. The slight firm suspension might come in handy when the car is fully loaded probably but kudos to Hyundai on the work its done on the car

Hyundai Xcent Safety

The Hyundai Xcent comes with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The company has offered dual front airbags as standard fitment across the entire variant line-up of the new sedan. In addition, several premium features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock, Keyless entry with Smart Key, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear Camera with display on audio, Central Locking, etc. are available with the top-end variants. Though, it looks bleaker than the preceding model, which had ABS as standard safety feature. Also, the other sedans in the segment come equipped with more safety features than Xcent.

Hyundai Xcent Price in Mumbai

Hyundai Xcent On Road Price is 6,61,068/- and Ex-showroom Price is 5,65,354/- in Mumbai. Hyundai Xcent comes in 5 colours, namely Wine Red,Marina Blue,Sleek Silver,Star Dust,Polar White. Hyundai Xcent comes with FWD with 1197 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 82 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 114 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Hyundai Xcent comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Hyundai Xcent Round Up

Hyundai Xcent seems to be better than the preceding model in terms of exterior appearance, interior features, and driving dynamics. A special mention goes to the new diesel engine, which is more powerful and fuel efficient than before. The automatic variant is also available for added convenience. In all, it is a decent offering with more bells and whistles than before.

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