It has been less than a week since Hyundai launched the new Xcent compact sedan and the new model, in spite of being present in the market for only six days, has managed to garner enough interest from both car aficionados and prospective buyers. Hyundai Motor India Ltd has big hopes from its first ever compact sedan and if the response to the sibling Grand i10 is anything to go by, there are good chances of the new Xcent becoming the next big thing from India’s second largest car seller. While we’ll be driving the new Hyundai Xcent towards the end of this month and will be coming up with a comprehensive drive review of the new car, here is our first look review of the Xcent, which should help us take you through all the important facts about the new model.
New Hyundai Xcent Price in India
Thanks to the sub-4m credentials and high percentage of parts sharing with the Grand i10 hatchback, HMIL has been able to bestow its new baby with a price tag that must have set competition really worried. The new Xcent’s price undercuts that of not just the Honda Amaze but also of the Maruti Swift Dzire, which is the highest selling sedan in the country. CLICK HERE for Hyundai Xcent vs Maruti Swift Dzire comparison
New Hyundai Xcent 2014 India Price list is as follows-
New Hyundai Xcent Specifications
The new Hyundai Xcent has is available with two engine options- 2nd gen 1.1 litre U2 three cylinder CRDi diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa Dual four cylinder VTVT petrol motor. The new U2 CRDi diesel engine that can be found under the hood of the Xcent has a max power of 72PS@4000rpm and peak torque of 18.4kgm@1750- 2500rpm. This engine bestows the new Xcent with an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 24.4kmpl. The motor comes mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox.
The petrol engine option has a displacement of 1.2 litres and enjoys an all-aluminum body and Dual VTVT mechanism. It pumps out a max power of 83PS@6000rpm and peak torque of 11.6 kgm@4000rpm. This engine variant has an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 19.1kmpl. This engine variant can be ordered either with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4- speed Automatic gearbox.
New Hyundai Xcent Features
The new Hyundai Xcent, much like the Grand i10 hatchback it is based on, offers a long list of features. Some of these features are ‘first in class’ and help the new model score high in terms of creature comforts and value of money factors.
Some of the main comfort, convenience and safety features are-
- Aircon vents for rear
- Smart key with push button start
- Sensors and Rear parking camera
- 15” Diamond cut alloy wheels
- 1 GB internal memory for the infotainment system
- Auto folding mirrors
- Auto aircon
- Antilock braking system (ABS)
- Cluster ionizer
- Cooled Glove box
- Steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth
- Dual Air-bags
- Rear defogger
New Hyundai Xcent images
Following are some new Hyundai Xcent images. CLICK ON THUMBNAILS FOR HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES