Hyundai has updated the Xcent model range by offering ABS with EBD as standard equipment across all variants and dropped the E+ variant.
Hyundai has silently given its Xcent compact sedan a variant revision. The revision sees the second from base E+ variant being dropped from the model lineup. This means customers who opted for the E+ variant, which had more equipment than the E variant, will now have to go for the S variant to avail features such as central locking, engine immobilizer, front fog lamps, day/night interior rear-view mirror, electrically adjustable ORVMs, a stereo and some cosmetic enhancements, including wheel covers, body-coloured door handles and mirror casings.
The petrol Hyundai Xcent E is priced at ₹5.50 lakh, the E+ was priced at ₹5.99 lakh and the S is priced at ₹6.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). While the update has seen the prices for the car remain unchanged, if you want to avail the aforementioned features of the E+, you will have to shell out a lakh more to get the same features and more and get the S variant.
But what Hyundai has taken with one hand, it has given back with the other, as even the base E now gets anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution as standard. This means the S variant, which earlier didn’t have these safety features, now gets all of them, with no change in price.
Prices for the Hyundai Xcent now range between ₹5.50 lakh to ₹8.61 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).