The Hyundai Xcent which is based on the grand i10 hatchback was launched in 2014 to compete primarily against the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Three years down the line Hyundai has given the Xcent a facelift to fight a fierce battle with the new Dzire. The 2017 Hyundai Xcent has an entirely new styling along with a few added equipments.
Hyundai Xcent All Variants Price
|Variant name ||Engine Specifications||
Ex-Showroom, New Delhi
|E||1197cc Petrol, Manual, 19.1 kmpl||₹ 5.33 Lakhs|
|E Plus||1197cc Petrol, Manual, 19.1 kmpl||₹ 5.89 Lakhs|
|S||1197cc Petrol, Manual, 19.1 kmpl||₹ 6.23 Lakhs|
|E CRDi||1186cc Diesel, Manual, 24.4 kmpl||₹ 6.24 Lakhs|
|SX||1197cc Petrol, Manual, 19.1 kmpl||₹ 6.67 Lakhs|
|E Plus CRDi||1186cc Diesel, Manual, 24.4 kmpl||₹ 6.8 Lakhs|
|S AT||1197cc Petrol, Automatic, 16.1 kmpl||₹ 7.03 Lakhs|
|S CRDi||1186cc Diesel, Manual, 24.4 kmpl||₹ 7.15 Lakhs|
|SX (O)||1197cc Petrol, Manual, 19.1 kmpl||₹ 7.44 Lakhs|
|SX CRDi||1186cc Diesel, Manual, 24.4 kmpl||₹ 7.59 Lakhs|
|SX CRDi (O)||1186cc Diesel, Manual, 24.4 kmpl||₹ 8.36 Lakhs|
The 2017 Hyundai Xcent seems to have taken inspiration from Hyundai’s bigger sedans, the Verna and the Elantra. It has a large hexagonal radiator grille as well as a wide air dam on the lower part of the front bumper which also houses the new signature LED daytime running lamps. The headlamp design is more or less the same as before and resembles the new Hyundai Grand i10 which also has got an update recently. Since the same body shell is the same, the profile looks exactly identical to the previous version but the all-new tail design would remind you of anything but definitely not the old Xcent.
The interior has been carried over from the previous Xcent but has a lot of improvements. The Xcent gets a new 7-inch touchscreen display infotainment unit. It also has steering mounted audio controls. It gets automatic climate control for the top-end trim along with rear AC vents. The instrument cluster has been retained from the older car – and hence has a twin-pod unit with a multifunction display in the centre. For safety, the Xcent features ABS and EBD with dual front airbags along with features like engine immobiliser and central locking.
The new 1.2-litre diesel engine that had debuted with the Hyundai Grand i10 has made its way to the Xcent as well. The new 1.2-litre mill develops 74bhp of power and comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and having driven it in the Grand i10, it feels much better than the older 1.1-litre mill. The 1.2-litre petrol engine will continue with its presence with the five-speed manual and the 4-speed automatic gearbox options.
Being a compact sedan, it competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the Honda Amaze, the Ford Aspire, the VW Ameo and finally the new Tata Tigor.