The refreshed Hyundai Xcent will come with a few cosmetic updates along with a new diesel engine.
Hyundai will be launching the Xcent facelift in the country on April 20, 2017. Updates on the refreshed model will include slightly revised styling, more equipment and features and a brand new diesel powertrain.
Like the recently launched Grand i10 facelift, the new Xcent is also going to get a mid-life makeover and not a complete generation change. On the exterior, the Xcent facelift is expected to feature similar updates as the new Grand i10, meaning it’ll get a new bumper, a new grille, LED DRLs and new alloy wheels. The rear section of the sedan, however, has been reportedly redesigned so as to give the car a more cohesive and proportionate look. Also, the tiny tail-lamps of the current version will be replaced by wrap-around lights.
Inside, there are no major changes expected. The design and layout should remain unchanged, albeit there’ll be more features and equipment on offer. Like the new Grand i10, the range-topping variants will come fitted with the new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options. The lower variants will get a 5-inch touch display. Among other features, the Xcent will get automatic climate control, voice command system, reverse camera, etc.
The diesel version of the Xcent facelift will now come powered by a bigger 1.2-litre unit like the hatchback. The engine develops 74bhp@4,000rpm and 194Nm of torque at 2,250rpm, and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. The petrol variants will retain the current 1.2-litre engine that produces 82bhp@6,000rpm and 116Nm of torque at 4,000rpm, paired to a 5-speed gearbox as standard. A four-speed automatic will be optional with petrol version.
The Hyundai Xcent will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki DZire, Honda Amaze, Ford Figo Aspire and the recently launched Tata Tigor. The current Xcent is priced between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 8.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the facelifted model to get a minor price hike over the outgoing model.
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