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Key Specs of Hyundai Xcent

Mileage (upto)25.4 kmpl
Engine (upto)1197 cc
BHP81.86
TransmissionManual/Automatic
Seats5
Service CostRs.3,449/yr

Xcent Latest Update

Latest update: The next-gen Xcent has been spied testing in India which you can explore here.

Hyundai Xcent Price: Hyundai launched the Xcent facelift in April last year. Priced between Rs 5.63 lakh and Rs 8.67 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), it comes in four variants: E, S, SX and SX(O).

Hyundai Xcent Features: The Xcent is offered with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs, push-button start, rear parking camera with sensors, height adjustable driver seat and tilt steering. It gets dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard.

Hyundai Xcent Engine:The Xcent can be had with both petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder diesel engine produces 75PS and 190Nm and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine, on the other hand, is puts out 83PS and 114Nm. It can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The petrol automatic option is only available with the S variant.  While the manual petrol variant has a claimed fuel efficiency of 20.14 kmpl, the automatic variant returns 17.36 kmpl. Diesel variants return a mileage of 25.4 kmpl.

Hyundai Xcent Competition: The Xcent competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and the Tata Zest

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Hyundai Xcent price list (Variants)

1.2 VTVT E1197 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.14 kmplRs.5.81 Lakh*
1.2 VTVT S1197 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.14 kmpl
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Rs.6.43 Lakh*
1.2 CRDi E1186 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.4 kmplRs.6.73 Lakh*
1.2 VTVT SX1197 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.14 kmplRs.7.05 Lakh*
1.2 VTVT S AT1197 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 17.36 kmplRs.7.33 Lakh*
1.2 CRDi S1186 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.4 kmpl
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Rs.7.42 Lakh*
1.2 VTVT SX Option1197 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.14 kmplRs.7.82 Lakh*
1.2 CRDi SX1186 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.4 kmplRs.8.02 Lakh*
1.2 CRDi SX Option1186 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.4 kmplRs.8.75 Lakh*
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Hyundai Xcent Review

Exterior

Initial spy shots left a lot of people saying, “Oh god, why?”, but much like the Mahindra TUV300, this is a car that looks better in person than in pictures. Additionally, it’s now more distinctive, not only from its predecessor, but the Grand i10 as well.

The two-part grille is no more and is replaced by a plus-sized hexagonal unit, generously lined with chrome. It’s got a new front bumper too with a sleeker set of fog lamps, and, not to mention, daytime running LEDs. The side profile remains the same, save for the engine badge on the front fender that reads ‘1.2D’ instead of ‘CRDi’, highlighting the uprated engine size. Up top, the radio antenna is a shark-fin unit instead of the old antenna on the higher variants.

The rear end looks as if it were inspired by the Kia Rio. Some may even draw parallels with the Toyota Camry. Gone are the tiny old tail lamps and instead, you get a wider set of lights that occupy more real estate at the rear. The lights even get some internal detailing to make them look more distinctive. The boot-lid itself has been redesigned and sports a chunky chrome bar that connects the rear lamps. The bumper gets some aggressive contouring too, and while it will take a while for the new look to grow on many, the new Xcent does look more mature. Importantly, it still looks well-proportioned for a sub-4 metre sedan.

Exterior Comparison

Ford AspireVolkswagen AmeoMaruti DzireHyundai Xcent
Length (mm)3995mm3995mm3995mm3995mm
Width (mm)1695mm1682mm1735mm1660mm
Height (mm)1525mm1483mm1515mm1520mm
Ground Clearance (mm)174mm165mm163mm165mm
Wheel Base (mm)2491mm2470mm2450mm2425mm
Kerb Weight (kg)1023-1048kg1163kg955Kg-

 

Boot Space Comparison

Ford AspireVolkswagen AmeoHyundai Xcent
Volume359 Litre330 Ltrs407

Interior

Contrasting the relatively flashy exterior is a cabin that’s sophisticated and like the Grand i10, offers segment-leading quality. Once in, you’re welcomed by ergonomic perfection. All the controls fall to hand easily and things will feel familiar quickly even if you’ve never owned a Hyundai before.

The instrument cluster does look dated now, but it’s easy on the eyes. However, Hyundai could have at least added a distance-to-empty and average fuel efficiency display to the MID with the facelift. An opportunity missed! Existing owners will immediately notice that the car gets new pure beige upholstery, which does make the cabin feel classier. What should have been added is adjustable headrests up front and height-adjustable seatbelts - things which wouldn’t add much to the cost, but would add a lot of convenience. Apart from that, though, the seats are quite comfortable for city driving and can support large frames well, albeit snugly.

Right from the Getz, we’ve seen Hyundai’s small cars make the best use of the cabin space available. Two six footers can sit one behind the other and the rear seat uses the car’s width well enough to free up just about enough shoulder room for three abreast. A middle occupant can be seated fairly comfortably, but only over short journeys. The fixed central head restraint is too small for adults and the rear AC console does intrude into the leg space. All four doors get adequate space for 1-litre bottles, with more room for knick-knacks too. Boot space remains the same at 407-litres and three medium sized bags can fit in with ease. However, larger suitcases can be a bit tricky, because the wheel arches do eat into the trunk space.

Technology

Features like automatic climate control and rear AC vents are carried on like before and as you’d expect, the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system offered with the updated Grand i10 finds a place here too. The display is very easy to use and gets the added benefit of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Even the touch response is good and we found no issues with lag, while the addition of voice commands adds some more convenience. The automatic variant, which isn’t available with this screen gets a mobile phone dock atop the dashboard, which is a thoughtful touch.

You do have to take your eyes off the road to use the touchscreen, but it’s been well-integrated and doesn’t look like an aftermarket add-on. The Xcent is still expectedly feature loaded, but Hyundai has sliced off goodies like the auto-dimming interior rearview mirror and the cluster ionizer (keeps the air inside the car clean and odour free). These features certainly added to the Xcent’s value proposition, but their absence won’t be a deal breaker for most.

Performance

Performance

With 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque at its disposal, the Xcent is now more potent than before. It’s the same 1.2-litre diesel engine offered in the updated Grand i10 and feels very similar to use. Hit the push button starter and the motor announces its awakening with a noticeable amount of vibrations that only smoothen out once you’re on the move.

Once you get going, though, in mere seconds you understand that this powertrain is ideal for the city. The clutch is light and bites early, and you can crawl ahead without actually needing to use the accelerator pedal. Dab the A-pedal and progress is quick. The Xcent is, of course, heavier than the Grand i10 and the gearing does seem to have been tweaked a bit too. So while the Grand had no perceptible turbo-lag, it is noticeable in the Xcent. Understandably, it isn’t as quick as the Grand i10 with a tested 0-100kmph time of 16.20 seconds (nearly 3 seconds slower than the G10). Even the in-gear acceleration isn’t as rapid with the rise from 30-80kmph taking 9.82 seconds (1.89 seconds more than the Grand i10), but then again the Xcent is the bigger car, so the performance difference is reasonable.

However, by no means is it underserved as there’s enough grunt below 2,000rpm to make smooth headway. City speeds of 40-60kmph can be hit without much throttle input, since the peak torque is delivered from as low as 1,750rpm. Thanks to the healthy low-rev performance, it’s also easy to get a good fuel efficiency figure, with our tests getting us 19.04kmpl in the city and 23.87kmpl on the highway.

The best way to pick up the pace is to shift up around 2,800-3,000rpm. Revving the motor further makes it feel strained and get louder, but power tapers off quickly. There’s no use of teasing the redline with this engine and while rivals like the Aspire and Ameo offer exhilarating performance, the Xcent gives you exactly how much you need – nothing more, nothing less.

There’s a healthy mid-range as well, so sharp inclines can be taken in 2nd or 3rd gear and you can let the revs drop a fair bit before the need to shift down a cog comes up. Out on the highway, the Xcent will gladly do speeds of 100-120kmph without breaking a sweat. It can go well beyond that too, but it prefers cruising at a constant speed over brief high speed runs. The snappy gearbox is great to use and the gear gates are well defined, making the Xcent pleasant to drive, if not exciting. We did, however, face some resistance while trying to slot it into reverse.

Performance Comparison (Diesel)

Hyundai XcentMaruti DzireVolkswagen AmeoFord Aspire
Power73.97bhp@4000rpm73.75bhp@4000rpm108.495bhp@4000rpm99bhp@3750rpm
Torque (Nm)194nm@1750-2250rpm190Nm@2000rpm250Nm@1500-3000rpm215Nm@1750-3000rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1186 cc1248 cc1498 cc1498 cc
TransmissionManualManualAutomaticManual
Top Speed (kmph)156 Kmph170 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)15.35 Seconds13.03 Seconds10.75 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)-970kg`1184kg1023-1048kg
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)25.4kmpl28.4kmpl22.0kmpl25.83kmpl
Power Weight Ratio-76.03bhp/ton91.63bhp/ton-
 

Performance Comparison (Petrol)

Volkswagen AmeoFord AspireHyundai Xcent
Power73.75bhp@5400rpm110.5bhp@6300rpm81.86bhp@6000rpm
Torque (Nm)110Nm@3750rpm136Nm@4250rpm116nm@4000rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1198 cc1499 cc1197 cc
TransmissionManualAutomaticManual
Top Speed (kmph)157 Kmph172 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)15.7 Seconds14.2 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)1069kg1038-1047kg-
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)17.0kmpl17.01kmpl20.14kmpl
Power Weight Ratio68.98bhp/ton--

Ride and Handling

The Xcent’s suspension setup remains unchanged and is still comfort-set as before. At low speeds, it’s very comfortable and offers great bad road ability as well. Additionally, it rides quite flat and is very stable over undulations/bridge joints even beyond 120kmph. However, there is a noticeable amount of vertical movement and through fast corners, body roll is perceptible. There’s a good amount of stopping power on offer too with the car dropping from 100-0kmph in 45.89 metres, while feeling a little more surefooted than the Grand i10 during the test.

The steering doesn’t offer much feedback, but is light enough for city usage, weighs up well with speed and is responsive too. In everyday conditions, there’s no guesswork involved. It won’t please any driving enthusiasts, but that’s hardly what the Xcent has been designed for. Overall, the handling mannerisms are predictable and novice-friendly.

Safety

Hyundai now offers dual front airbags as standard across the Xcent’s variant range. The top three variants also get rear parking sensors, while the top two get a reversing camera with the feed relayed to the touchscreen infotainment system. However, while ABS was a standard offering, it’s now limited to the range-topping SX and SX (O) grade. At the least, ABS should have been optional for the lower variants.  

Variants

The Xcent is currently available in 5 variants (earlier 4) – E, E+, S, SX and SX (O). If you’re on a strict budget, we recommend opting for the E+ at the least. For Rs 55,000 over the base E spec, you get body coloured door handles and wing mirrors, a day/night interior mirror, full wheel covers and a rear armrest with cupholders. It also adds 2-DIN radio with AUX/Bluetooth/USB connectivity, steering mounted audio and telephony controls, and 4 speakers. Handy features like rear AC vents and electrically adjustable wing mirrors are thrown into the kitty as well. Overall, even fleet buyers should consider opting for this variant.

The best value is offered by the SX variant. It gets a rear camera, anti-lock brakes and 14-inch alloy wheels. It also gets the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, voice recognition and a driver seat height-adjuster. Overall, this variant strikes a healthy balance between need and want features.

For nearly Rs 80,000 over the SX, you can get the SX (O) which gets smart key, chrome door handles, 15-inch Diamond Cut alloy wheels and a leather steering wrap. It also gets a push button starter and automatic climate control. The premium it commands is justified, but the features added improve the feel-good and convenience factors only. They are features we like, but not goodies you necessarily need.  

Pros & Cons of Hyundai Xcent

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CarDekho Experts:
The new diesel engine improves the car’s driveability, while features like the touchscreen infotainment system bring some much needed modernity to the table

Things We Like

  • Easy to use touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. connectivity
  • Premium interior quality. Feels like you’re in a car from a segment above.
  • Spacious passenger and luggage space; convenience features very well thought out.
  • Peppy diesel engine - extra torque helps it potter around town easily.
  • Dual airbags equipped as standard across the range.

Things We Don't Like

  • ABS no longer offered as standard. Limited to the top-two variants.
  • Diesel engine is great in the city, but lacks top-end punch for the highway.
  • MID misses out on basic info like a distance-to-empty counter or an average efficiency display.
  • Adjustable front headrests, height-adjustable seatbelts, dead-pedal not offered on any variant.
  • No diesel automatic offered like the Zest, Dzire and Ameo.

Stand Out Features

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    Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. 

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    Rear AC vents.

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    Hyundai Xcent is my first car and I really like it. The performance of the car is up-to my mark. The sound of the auction box is also good. It gives great mileage. It is ...Read More

    By s p singh
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    Well, it's been more than 4 years since I am driving Hyundai Xcent. I have covered almost 97000 km. From 2016 -2018 I used to travel to many locations of Himachal & Harya...Read More

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    My Car Hyundai Xcent and its drive have been very comfortable. I bought the car in the year 2015 March, in the last 4 and half years not a single mechanical failure occur...Read More

    By sunny george
    On: Oct 03, 2019 | 154 Views
  • The Car With Luxurious Looks

    Hyundai Xcent is an awesome car with awesome interiors. The car has luxurious looks and premium in class. The car has great looks, specifications, dimensions and safety f...Read More

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    Hyundai Xcent is an amazing car. The car has great power and mileage. I bought this car in 2015 and until now there is no issue in the car. The headlights are quite week....Read More

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praveen bhojane (asst prof - mechanical engineering)
Oct 15, 2019 8:18:20 AM

I have a Hyundai xcent car Oct 16 model...car is superb but music system worst.bcz in my music system Bluetooth Connectivity has some problems and no one can resolved it from Hyundai servicing .so bad

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    bijayakumar naik
    Aug 11, 2019 7:32:48 AM

    It's a very nice car

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      bharti upender koul
      Apr 24, 2019 9:41:50 PM

      I want to buy a car with in the budget of 6.5 Lacs .pls suggest me which one will I go for. Hyundai i20 or Xcent or Maruti swift Vxi

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        MumbaiRs. 5.87 - 8.83 Lakh
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