Hyundai Xcent facelift launched at Rs. 5.38 lakh

Hyundai launches all new Xcent at Rs 8.41 lakh

The lower bumper area houses a slim black insert that stretches across the width of the vehicle and ends in bracket-like shapes that house the LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) and engulf the larger fog lights.

The Xcent segment is one of the largest and competitive segments in the Indian market and Maruti Suzuki's Dzire leads the space. The current Swift Dzire is not the best looking sub-compact sedan, however, this is about to change with the upcoming facelift, which will get a more angular design.

Visual updates to the new Xcent include Hyundai's signature Cascade Design grille with horizontal chrome slats. The updated Xcent will also get a shark-fin antenna like the Verna and the Honda City. However, ABS is not standard across variants while the auto looses out on driver-seat height adjustment, body side moulding and 1GB memory in the mid-level trims. The fully automatic temperature control along with the rear AC vent further adds to customers' convenience.

Under the hood, the new Hyundai Xcent will continue to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine which generates 82bhp of power and 114Nm of torque. The older 1.1 litre three-cylinder diesel was seen as being a little too under-powered for this auto. The 2017 Hyundai Xcent will likely have only minor revisions to the centre console, with some changes to the buttons. However, auto transmission is only available for petrol engine variants. The former capable of producing 83 PS of power at 6000 rpm with 114 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm, the latter is tuned to produce 75 PS of power at 4000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque between 1750-2250 rpm. Both engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The introductory prices of the petrol variants of the 2017 Hyundai Xcent ranges from Rs 5.38 to Rs 7.09 lakh (Ex-Delhi) and the diesel variants are priced between Rs 6.28 - 8.41 lakh (Ex-Delhi). Offered in five variants each for petrol and diesel, the new Xcent gets a seven-inch infotainment system with reverse camera integrated into it (top-end only).

2017 Hyundai Xcent petrol manual claims a mileage of 20.14 kmpl and on the AT variant the claimed mileage is 17.36 kmpl. Optionally, the petrol also gets a 4-speed automatic transmission while the diesel unit gets a 5-speed AGS (AMT) transmission.

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