New Hyundai XCent 2017 launched at INR 5.9 Lakhs (on-road)
2017 Hyundai XCent facelift
Hyundai Xcent 2017 will be a good upgrade, as it shall get more features and other design elements to make it appealing.
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The new Hyundai XCent 2017 is here. This isn’t an all new car, it is a facelift. But the Korean automaker has given it multiple changes that makes it look stylish and appealing. There are major cosmetic changes that makes it look so different. It doesn’t have any more bits that will it resemble the Hyundai Grand i10, instead it now looks a lot similar to the Verna and the Elantra family. This has changed the design and the appeal of this sedan completely.
As the XCent facelift 2017 is based on the same platform, there isn’t a change in its dimensions. Hence, the proportions are the same and so is the interior space. The XCent still offers the same Grand i10 interiors, which are black and beige. There are circular AC vents and this time a touchscreen infotainment system also. This is what makes the Hyundai look stylish. The other features on offer are somewhat the same. There is keyless entry, push start and stop button, dual airbags, ABS, rear AC vents, rear arm rest and even leather wrapped steering and gear lever.
Moving on to the engine, there is a 1.2-litre Kappa2 engine that produces about 83bhp of power and 115Nm of maximum torque. This is offered with a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic options. At the same time, there is an all new 1.2-litre CRDi diesel engine that churns about 85bhp of power and this comes with a five-speed manual only. This is an all new engine and has an improvement in its power and mileage both.
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|Prices on-road, Delhi|
|E||INR 5.9 lakhs||INR 6.9 lakhs|
|E+||INR 6.5 lakhs||INR 7.5 lakhs|
|S||INR 6.9 lakhs||INR 7.9 lakhs|
|SX||INR 7.4 lakhs||INR 8.4 lakhs|
|SX (O)||INR 8.3 lakhs||INR 9.3 lakhs|
|SX AT||INR 7.8 lakhs|
The pricing does not change much.The New Hyundai XCent 2017 starts at INR 5.9 lakhs and goes upto INR 9.3 lakhs, on-road, Delhi. This new sedan gets additional features making it an even better value for money sedan than before. There are been a change in the features on offer in the variants and there are been an addition in each of the variants. There are been an increase in the features that each one offers.
- New headlamps
- LED DRLS
- New 2 piece taillamps
- Redesigned bumpers
- New alloy wheels
- New 7 inch touchscreen
- Leather wrapped steering
- Voice recognition with Navigation
- Reverse camera
- Keyless entry
- Push button start
- Cooled glovebox
- Rear power socket
- Rear AC vents
- Rear armrest with cupholder
- Dual Airbags
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|Hyundai Xcent 2017 Specifications|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/ 4-speed auto|
The new Hyundai XCent 2017 comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine. This produces about 82bhp of power and comes with five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission options. This is the same engine like the earlier petrol XCent. There isn’t any change on it. So, we expect the performance to remain the same. This engine is good enough for daily city driving. On the highway it is good enough for cruising comfortably at around 120 km/h
The new 1.2-litre diesel also makes its way into this car. It was earlier launched with the new Grand i10. The best bit about this engine is its refinement. It is extremely quiet and it doesn’t make much noise either. This is one of the most highly refined diesel engines in the country. The power is good enough. There isn’t any kind of turbo lag and the engine has good amount of power and torque delivery too. This comes with a five-speed manual transmission. The gearbox is easy to shift and the clutch is extremely light too. This is what makes this engine such a good bit.
The New Hyundai XCent 2017 facelift gets an all new fascia. There is a new trapezoidal grille, which is now a trademark of Hyundais. This grille now has chrome slats that makes it look cool. At the same time, this makes it look bigger. The headlamp design is the same as that on the Grand i10. This doesn’t get any change. There are daytime running LEDs also in it. The new XCent looks more stylish and the fresh look is welcome. But in real life, it looks a bit off in proportions at the front. The new fascia and rear makes it look completely different. Hyundai has done a good job to differentiate the compact sedan from its hatchback sibling.
The side profile of the New Hyundai XCent 2017 is the same. It gets a new set of alloy wheels, though. The proportions are also the same as this is a cosmetic upgrade than an all new platform. The rear gets some additional chrome treatment to make it look more upmarket and tail lamp is now a two piece, wrap around one.
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The New Hyundai XCent 2017 comes with a touchscreen system this time. This touchscreen has MirrorLink and voice recognitions with Navigation. The XCent gets some more updates on the inside in terms of features, as it will get cooled glovebox too. The New Hyundai XCent 2017 will continue to be offered with black and beige interior trim and the seats will have integrated head rests too. It offers bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, push start and stop, memory storage of 1GB in the music system, reverse parking camera, dual airbags and even ABS. A new seat fabric will be seen here. The steering wheel and the gear knob remain the same. The top end variant comes with leather steering.
The space in the XCent has been good. The front row seats offer good amount of knee room for the front passengers and the rear seat knee room too is good on the XCent. There is a rear AC vent too that comes on the XCent and it gets a rear charging socket too. As the competition of the XCent is increasing their features, Hyundai will update New Hyundai XCent 2017 with more features.
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- Wine Red
- Marine Blue
- Star Dust
- Polar White
- Sleek Silver
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E Variant: The E variant gets immobiliser and dual airbags in safety. On the outside, there is the chrome front grille, rear chrome garnish and body coloured bumpers. On the inside, the features are driver information system, electric power steering, manual AC, front power windows, internally adjustable wing mirrors and cooled glovebox.
E+ Variant: The E+ variant gets front fog lamps, central locking, day and night mirror for safety. On the outside, the extra bits are B-pillar blackout, body coloured outside door mirrors and handles, rear seat armrest and cupholders, digital clock, 2-DIN music system with bluetooth, aux/USB input and steering controls also. There are four speakers on offer. There are rear AC vents, rear charging socket, rear power windows, vanity mirror, luggage lamp and tilt steering wheel.
S Variant: The S variant gets safety features like rear defogger, rear parking sensor, folding key, impact sensing auto door unlock for safety. The other bits that are included are chrome radiator grille with chrome slats, Daytime running LEDs, turn indicators for outside mirrors are the bits for the outside. On the inside, it gets chrome finish door handles, gear lever and even hand brake. The comfort features are electric folding mirrors, luggage lamp and tilt steering wheel.
SX Variant: The extra safety features on this variant are reverse camera and ABS. On the outside, the extra bits are waistline moulding and 14-inch clean silver alloy wheels. On the inside though there is the new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink technology and driver seat height adjustment.
SX(O) Variant: This variant gets push start and stop button, 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, climate control air-con, leather wrapped steering wheel and parking brake lever.