A Worth To Buy, Highly Practical Compact Sedan
Looks and design: yes, it is identical to the grand i10 till the b-pillar but after it, the story changes. The boot is blended superbly in the body which makes it look proportionate and the length is controlled under 4 meter. It also has the largest boot space amongst its competitors, 407 litres. The engine compartment has been designed adequately so that it utilises minimum space, allowing good wheelbase, legroom and a large boot. Front of the car looks amazing with a large grill and use of chrome. Headlights have crystal clear lens and work perfectly at night. The tail-lights of the car are big and bright increasing the visibility at night. The rear of the car looks dull because of lack of adequate chrome but still, the overall design stands out. What i liked is how the front windscreen washer hose is blended smartly in the plastic cladding one cannot make out if there is a washer hose or not.
Features and comfort: oh god from where to start. Hyundai has always spoiled the customers by offering so much that even if you hate it, you will buy it. I am a perfect example, after having a test drive of dzire, amaze and aspire, i bought xcent. Let's move on to features of top end model. Push-button start with smart key unlock, 15-inch alloys- perfect for bad sections of the road, backup camera smartly attached underneath the license plate lights, remote boot opener and tilt steering with mounted controls. Now the top end comes with touch-screen infotainment, bluetooth, navigation,4 door speakers which have a really good audio mix of bass and treble. The normal audio player in middle variants comes with 1 gb of internal storage. All 4 doors can house 1 litre bottles. Front air-bags, abs come in an optional model. Driver seat height adjust- very helpful for front visibility. Front fog lamps, rear handrest with built-in cup holders. Rear a/c vents and cooled glove box- 2 very useful feature which provides ultimate comfort in hot weather, air conditioning is personally checked in the extreme hot weather of jaipur, 51 degrees in the month of april-may and also rear 12v power outlet helps you deal with your gadgets. Rear defogger- comes in handy in cold weather. All four power windows+ driver one push down, central locking, internally adjustable electric orvm. Front passenger sun-shade with mirror, front and rear room lamp. Enough leg-room for rear passengers and rear seat can seat 3 medium sized adults easily. The air throw from a/c vents is powerful and cooling is way beyond expectation. The meter console speedometer, rpm meter, engine temperature and fuel but mid only has the basic distance covered and trip meter. The width of the dash-board (from wind-screen junction to media player head) is less when compared to its competitors which helps in front visibility.
Performance: Two engine options petrol 1.2 kappa and diesel u2 1.1 crdi. Mid range is strong in petrol engine, after 2000 rpm this engine does not run out of power. Ride quality is good, the shock absorbers work great on bad road conditions, tested with 5 adults on board and full boot with luggage. Under the speed of 140 kmph the steering feels highly responsive. Brakes are definitely the best and you can bet on them. The clutch is light and gear shifts are fast and easy. Petrol fuel efficiency arai- 19 kmpl, diesel- 23 kmpl. After second service i got around 23 kmpl on highway in petrol.
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