7th March, 2014: Hyundai is all set to bring its new compact sedan Xcent on 12 March, 2014. The car is expected to be in the price bracket of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 5.20lakh. Based on the Grand i10 hatch, this sub-four meter sedan includes first in class rear A/C vents, along with other eye catching feature. The car will be powered by 1.2 gasoline and 1.1 oil burner engine. The petrol engine churns out a power of 82bhp and peak torque of 114Nm while the diesel model belts out a power of 70bhp and torque of 160Nm.
Unveiled at the 2014 New Delhi Auto Expo, Hyundai Xcent is all set to make its production début on the coming 12th March, 2014. This will be the first sub-4 meter car from the South Korean auto-maker and will join the fleet of Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire and Tata Indigo eCS. Based on the Grand i10's platform, the all new Xcent is riding on high hopes to outclass the competition. The concept of sub-4 meter began with a purpose to escape tax exemption on above 4 meter cars. The carved out segment has is certainly booming with the vehicles not only limited to compact sedans but has extended into the compact SUVs as well.
The upcoming Hyundai Xcent is brilliantly designed to fill in the gap of the highly successful, Hyundai Accent. The positioning of this compact sedan would be just below the its bigger cousin, Hyundai Verna. Up to the B-pillar of the Xcent, you can't figure out the difference from its Grand cousin and it's only the rear that differentiates them. It will be rolled out with a 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.1-litre diesel engine options; however, it's still dubious whether Xcent will be available with LPG/CNG options or not. It will cater most of the features, including the space, of Grand i10. A glance over its competition make us believe that it will come with some of the advanced safety features such as twin airbags, Anti-Braking System with Electronic Brake Distribution as standard on all top-variants along with some add-ons.
The all new Hyundai Xcent shares the platform of Grand i10 hatch, it will house both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol version is packed with a 1.2-liter Kappa Dual VTVT (variable timing valve train), which has the ability to churn maximum power output of 82bhp at 6000rpm and 114Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm. It will be mated with both five-speed manual transmission gearbox as well as 4-speed automatic transmission. Contrarily, the diesel variant will feature 1.1-litre engine, which is capable to belt out a maximum power output of 70bhp at 4000rpm and 160Nm of top torque at 2750rpm. The compact sedan will have sufficient space to embrace five passengers with ease. The interiors are directly sourced from the Grand i10 and the features aren't expected to be different much. However, the only major change would be the addition of sizeable boot which would engulf a weekend luggage. With this, there will be plenty of space liberated for the rear seats that would offer better head and legroom.
The first sub-4 meter sedan from Hyundai will be bestowed with cool features like rear AC vent, smart key with start/stop push button, electric mirror, height adjustable driver seat, tilt steering and cooled glove box. Other exciting traits making way in the new Hyundai Xcent are rear defogger, 2-DIN integrated audio system with USB, with 1 GB internal memory, Aux-In, Bluetooth connectivity, central locking, reverse parking sensors. Besides, it will boast of comfort features like floor console storage, power windows, map pocket, glove box, luggage lamp, centre console storage, seat back pocket and several others. Steering mounted audio controls are certain to find a place in the new Xcent.
Since it gets the same set of engines of Grand i10, the fuel economy part is also expected to lure car enthusiasts to Hyundai showrooms. With decent size of boot and enthralling list of features, the launch of Hyundai Xcent is certain to make life tougher for Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze. However, if the South Korean giant is able to tag its compact sedan aggressively, the competition with rivals would be worth watching.
Hyundai Xcent, though based on the same platform of its hatch sibling, provides a better interior space, when compared with the same segment cars. The dual tone cabin in beige and black color scheme provides a rich and plush feel. The material used inside the cabin is of fine quality and the dashboard features decent finish with minimum joints. This compact sedan comes loaded with advanced features such as music system with Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted controls, powerful air conditioner with two vents at the end of the dash and two in the center console for effective cooling, power window switches on the driver side door. The speedometer, trip meter and fuel indicator are on the instrumental cluster, inspired from the Grand i10.
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Bringing the old charm of Accent, Hyundai now gears up to bring in the all new Hyundai Xcent, which is certain to pose a serious threat to its competitors. With the launch of Xcent nearing, it seems to be a rising threat for its competitors in the name of Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire. Other than the already exisiting models, the upcoming cars like Tata Zest and Ford Figo concept, also fall in the list of competitors for Xcent. The launch is scheduled on 12th March, and with this the sedan segment will get another strong player in the market. The new Xcent is based on Hyundai's very popular hatchback car, the Grand i10, which as of facts are concerned has captured a good market share with sales numbers reaching 10,000+ units per month.The sedan comes powered with both petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre petrol engine is capable to belt out max power of 82bhp and 114Nm of torque. While, the oil burner gets a 1.1-litre diesel engine producing max power output of 70bhp and160Nm of top torque. Both the engines are clubbed to a five-speed manual transmission, while the petrol variant also gets the option of four-speed automatic gearbox.read more
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