The compact sedan segment in India is getting increasingly competitive every day. Recently Tata introduced its new sedan, the Tigor and the third generation Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is likely to be launched soon. However, before that happens, Hyundai has introduced the Xcent facelift which gets cosmetic and mechanical changes along with some added features. To make the Xcent more affordable, Hyundai has also introduced a new base variant which is cheaper than the base variant of the pre-facelift model. Although the sedan gets many new features, the existing features have been shuffled. Let's have a look at all the variants of the new Xcent.
Xcent Prices (petrol) Ex-showroom, Delhi
|Variants||E/Base||E +||S||S AT||SX||SX(O)|
|Old||Rs 5.45 lakh||-||Rs 6.19 lakh||Rs 6.91 lakh||Rs 6.49 lakh||Rs 7.18 lakh|
|Facelift (New)||Rs 5.38 lakh||Rs 5.93 lakh||Rs 6.29 lakh||Rs 7.09 lakh||Rs 6.74 lakh||Rs 7.52 lakh|
Xcent Prices (diesel) Ex-showroom, Delhi
|Old||Rs 6.31 lakh||-||Rs 7.05 lakh||Rs 7.39 lakh||Rs 8.09 lakh|
|Facelift (New)||Rs 6.28 lakh||Rs 6.83 lakh||Rs 7.19 lakh||Rs 7.64 lakh||Rs 8.42 lakh|
This is the new entry-level variant of the Xcent facelift. While the petrol version is priced at Rs 5.38 lakh, the diesel version costs Rs 6.28 lakh. It is only being offered with a 5-speed manual transmission. Both petrol and diesel are cheaper than the pre-facelift base variant. However, features like full-wheel covers, blacked-out B-pillars, passenger-side vanity mirror, digital clock, rear-seat armrest, day/night IRVM and central locking have been given a miss. Although dual airbags have been made standard, ABS has been removed. It comes with features like front power windows, air conditioning, power steering and a cooled glove box.
The E+ is the second variant of the new Xcent and costs Rs 5.93 lakh for petrol and Rs 6.83 lakh for the diesel. It is also being offered with a 5-speed manual transmission only. All the above-listed features which were removed from the new base variant are present in this variant. Additionally, it also gets features like front fog lamps, a 2-din audio system, steering-mounted controls and electrically adjustable mirrors. However, this variant also misses out on ABS.
This variant is available in both manual and automatic transmission. While the petrol manual is priced at Rs 6.29 lakh, the petrol automatic has a price tag of Rs 7.09 lakh. The Diesel is only available with manual transmission and is priced at Rs 7.19 lakh. Starting from this variant the new Xcent starts to stand out as it has features like LED DRLs and turn indicators on ORVMs. Apart from the features present in the previous variants, it also has additional features like rear parking sensors, tilt-adjustable steering and electrically foldable ORVMs. However, height-adjustable driver seat has been removed which was earlier present in the pre-facelift S variant. But what's surprising is that this variant also misses out on ABS.
The SX petrol and the SX diesel are priced at Rs 6.74 lakh and Rs 7.64 lakh respectively and both of them have a 5 speed manual transmission. The two most important additions in this variant are the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity and ABS. It also gets many other features like rear parking camera, a shark-fin antenna, 14-inch alloy wheels and height-adjustable driver seat.
This is the top-end variant of the new Xcent and it comes loaded with all the bells and whistles. While the petrol version will cost you Rs 7.52 lakh, the diesel will cost you Rs 8.42 lakh. It only comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. Apart from the features offered in the SX variant, the SX(0) has extra features like push button start/stop, leather wrapped steering wheel, 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, automatic AC, chrome outside door handles and smart key.
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