Keeping in mind the sales of the first quarter of 2017, the Hyundai Xcent finishes at the third spot after the Maruti Suzuki DZire and Honda Amaze. Tata recently launched its third compact sedan in India. The Tigor, in March and it managed to replace the Xcent to take the third spot in the same month. Hyundai will be expecting to surpass the Amaze and Tigor and take the second spot after the launch of the updated Hyundai Xcent Facelift.
Hyundai entered the high-volume sub-4m sedan segment in India in 2014 with the Xcent. The Xcent is a booted version of the Hyundai Grand i10. And its prices start from Rs 5.45 lakh and go up to Rs 8.13 lakh. It currently gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.1-litre diesel engine. The Xcent competes with other sub-4m sedans like the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and Tata Tigor.
The biggest change in the Xcent facelift will be the updated diesel engine. Which will be the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder unit that now powers the Grand i10 diesel. Hyundai has reworked their 1.1-litre 3-cylinder diesel engine and has increased its cubic capacity. The carmaker has also managed to improve the power and torque ratings for the engine. The 1.2-litre diesel engine makes 75PS and 190Nm. The power-torque figures for the 1.1-litre diesel engine-equipped Xcent are 72PS and 180Nm. We’ve driven the 1.2-litre diesel engine-powered Grand i10 and the increase in power and torque is instantly noticeable. The petrol engine, on the other hand, will remain the same. It produces max power of 83PS and peak torque of 114Nm.
Hyundai Xcent Facelift Features Detail
|Model||Hyundai Xcent Facelift|
|Ex-showroom Price||Rs. 6.58 Lac(starting)|
|Mileage-City||20 Kmpl||Mileage-Highway||25 Kmpl||Maximum Power||82bhp/6000 rpm||Peak Torque||114 Nm/4000 rpm||Engine Description||1.2 ltr||Launching Date||20 Apr, 2017||No. of Cylinders||3||Drive Type||Manual||Gear box||5-speed||Steering Gear Type||Manual||Seating Capacity||4||No of Doors||4||Wheel Base||2425 mm||Fuel Type||Diesel||Fuel Tank Capacity(Liters)|
|Alloy Wheel Size||15 Inch alloy Wheel|
This is the first major change for the Xcent after its introduction in 2014. Hyundai Xcent facelift will launch by 20 Apr, 2017 @starting price of Rs. 6.58 Lac.