We reported in detail when it emerged that the Hyundai Xcent, the Compact Sedan derivative of the Grand i10 hatchback, is about to enter our fast growing car market. The Hyundai Xcent Launch in India will happen on March 12, which is hardly three days away from us. Now, just days before the Hyundai Xcent launch event, a silver Hyundai Grand i10 has been spotted testing by our friends at IAB. These Hyundai Xcent images seem to belong to a high end variant; please note the absence of badges!
The soon-to-be-launched Hyundai Xcent compact sedan is essentially a ‘boot-ed’ version of the Grand i10 hatchback and the upcoming car will be to the donor sibling what the Dzire is to the Swift and the Amaze is to the Brio. As must be obvious to you, the new Hyundai Xcent measures less than four metres in length, which enables it to benefit from relaxations in excise duty that are being provided by the Government of India. Basically, all this has good chances to bestow the model with an ultra competitive price tag.
Visually, the new Xcent, unless viewed from the rear, looks much like its hatchback sibling. Most of the body panels, including the doors, have been taken from the Grand i10. At the rear though, the car gets a boot and new taillamps that seem inspired by those on the hatchback sibling. Even on the inside, the car car has borrowed in plenty from the Grand i10 hatchback.
Below is a list of key features of the new Hyundai Xcent:
- AC vents for rear passengers
- Rear parking camera with sensors
- Smart key with push button start
- 15 inches diamond cut alloy wheels
- 2 DIN audio with USB CD player with 1 GB internal memory
- Auto folding mirrors
- One touch electric trunk opening
Powering the Xcent is same sent of engines that power the Grand i10 hatchback, which means that the car gets a 1.2-liter Kappa2 four cylinder petrol engine and a 1.1-liter U2 three cylinder oil burner. Both these motors get a 5 speed manual transmission, with the petrol motor also getting an automatic ‘box.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Hyundai Xcent.
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