has launched the Xcent facelift in India with prices starting from Rs 5.38 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The refreshed Xcent gets redesigned front and rear bumpers, an update to the features list and the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder diesel engine that also powers the Grand i10
The 1.2-litre diesel engine is based on the 1.1-litre unit that used to power the Xcent
before. The engine now displaces more volume and gets a power-torque bump as well. The diesel engine now produces 75PS of maximum power and 190Nm of peak torque, up from 72PS and 180Nm. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission only.
The Xcent also comes with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 83PS of maximum power and 114Nm of peak torque. It's available with an option of a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic unit. The automatic Xcent is available in S variant only that is priced at Rs 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Cosmetic changes are limited to the front and the rear bumpers, and tail-lamps. The front bumper gets a new hexagonal grille with horizontal slats. The fog lamp housing is also differently styled now, and it gets LED DRLs as well. The changes at the rear include a redesigned bumper and two-part tail-lamps.
The interiors of the Xcent facelift are identical to the outgoing version. The Xcent now gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Hyundai is also offering dual airbags and Alternator Management System as standard on the Xcent now. The AMS helps improve fuel efficiency by charging the battery only when the car is decelerating, or the engine has power to spare. Interestingly, the Xcent used to get ABS as standard before, which it doesn't get now.
Variant-wise prices of the Xcent facelift are as follows:Petrol variants
Xcent 1.2 Kappa E MT - 5.38 lakh
Xcent 1.2 Kappa E+ MT - 5.93 lakh
Xcent 1.2 Kappa S MT - 6.29 lakh
Xcent 1.2 Kappa S AT - 7.09 lakh
Xcent 1.2 Kappa SX MT - 6.74 lakh
Xcent 1.2 Kappa SX (O) MT - 7.52 lakhDiesel variants
Xcent 1.2 U2 E MT - 6.28 lakh
Xcent 1.2 U2 E+ MT - Rs 6.83 lakh
Xcent 1.2 U2 S MT - Rs 7.19 lakh
Xcent 1.2 U2 SX MT - Rs 7.64 lakh
Xcent 1.2 U2 SX (O) MT - Rs 8.42 lakh
The Hyundai Xcent competes in the sub-4m sedan segment with cars like the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
, Ford Aspire
, Volkswagen Ameo
, Honda Amaze
and the recently launched Tata Tigor