Following test-runs across various regions in the country, Hyundai India seems to be ready to unveil the Xcent facelift. Reports suggest that the Korean automobile manufacturer will launch the 2017 Xcent facelift in India on April 20, 2017.
The India-spec Hyundai Grand i10 facelift
Based on the Grand i10 facelift that was launched in February this year, the compact sedan is expected to get a few visual tweaks apart from a new infotainment system and a bigger engine. Taking cues from its hatchback sibling, the Xcent facelift is likely to receive a redesigned grille, broader grille and LED DRLs positioned in the fog-lamp section. At the rear, the model will feature a refreshed boot lid with wider, two-piece tail lamps.
Changes to the interior of the Xcent facelift, although unconfirmed, would be limited to a new 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The feature is currently available on the Grand i10- facelift.
Powering the Hyundai Xcent facelift will be a 1.2-litre four cylinder petrol engine and a new 1.2-litre three cylinder diesel engine. While the former will continue to produce 82 bhp and 114 NM of torque, the latter, a new diesel unit that made its debut on the Grand i10, will produce 74 bhp and 190 Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a five speed manual transmission as standard while a four speed automatic transmission will be available exclusively for the petrol variant.
Following is a video of the Hyundai Xcent facelift spotted testing: