The facelifted Hyundai Xcent gets a refreshed design, additional features and a new diesel motor
Following the launch of the updated Grand i10, Hyundai has now turned its attention to its compact sedan sibling. The Korean car maker has launched the facelifted Xcent at a starting price of Rs 5.38 lakhs while the top-spec petrol carries a price tag of Rs 7.51 lakhs for the top end SX(O) trim. The diesel, on the other hand, starts at Rs 6.28 lakhs while the top-spec SX(O) is priced at Rs 8.41 lakhs. All prices ex-showroom Delhi. Now that you know the price of the newly launched Xcent facelift, let’s find out what’s new.
The biggest, most obvious change in the facelifted Xcent is the new grille it comes fitted with. The large chrome hexagonal grille brings the Xcent in line with the rest of the Hyundai lineup. Aside from that, the front bumper too has been redesigned. The top-spec variants come with LED Daytime Running Lights that are placed adjacent to the fog lamps. In profile, there isn’t much differentiating this 2017 model from its predecessor. The Xcent has been completely redesigned at the back with a newly moulded boot, wraparound taillamps and a redesigned bumper.
Just like the Grand i10, the Xcent also comes with the new diesel motor. It makes 74bhp and 190Nm from a 1.2-litre three-cylinder motor. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol, however, remains the same 1.2-litre motor which develops 81bhp and 114Nm. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
A lot has changed on the inside too. The interior is now identical to the facelifted Grand i10. At the centre of the dashboard now sits a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. The Xcent also gets an all new multi-function steering with an added button for voice command. Other features from the old Xcent, like the automatic climate control, cooled glove box, reversing camera and more. Passengers at the back also get a 12v charging socket and an AC vent. In terms of safety, Hyundai has made dual airbags as standard across all variants and ABS available just in the SX and SX(O) variants.
The facelifted Hyundai Xcent will continue to hold its own against the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and the Ford Aspire.