If you have got your heart set on the newly launched Hyundai Xcent and you are planning to go ahead with it then do take a look at this article where we tell you the 10 things you must know about this new compact sedan.
1. Well-Balanced design
We have to say this; Xcent has the most promising three box look in its segment. The balanced front and rear overhangs of this car truly make it look like a complete sedan featuring many attractive styling cues like its sloping roofline merging nicely into its boot featuring stretched tail lamps further enhancing its sedan appeal.
The Verna like styling of its rear bumper and 15 inches diamond cut alloy wheels surely adds premium touch to this car which is quite missing in this segment.
Similar to other Hyundai’s, Xcent is also a feature rich car giving it an advantage over its competitors. It features rear arm rest, electric adjustable and folding side indictors integrated ORVM’s, rear a.c vents, smart key, rear parking camera with sensors, Fully automatic A.C, ABS and steering mounted controls with Bluetooth connectivity and may more.
This is perhaps the biggest USP of Xcent. Its killing price has left no way out for its competitors. The petrol version of Xcent starts at INR 4.66 lakhs while the diesel avatar of Xcent is pried at INR 5.56 lakhs whereas the SX (O) variants of petrol and diesel version of Xcent will cost you around INR 6.47 and INR 7.38 lakhs respectively.
The automatic transmission equipped petrol version of Xcent is launched in two variants costing around INR 6.28 lakhs and 7.19 lakhs respectively. (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
4. Fuel Economy
The 1.2L manual petrol and 1.1L diesel engine of Xcent comes with an ARAI mileage figures of around 19.1km/ltr and 24.4km/ltr which also must attract buyers towards it.
With Xcent, Hyundai has once again proved how to make a complete value for money car for everyone in terms of features. Its base model comes equipped with features like A.C, front power windows, power steering, air-cooled glove box and engine immobilizer whereas its top variant SX (O) is stuffed with premium features like 15inches alloy wheels, push button start, automatic climate control, two airbags, alloy wheels reversing camera, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob with all the features of S model including first in class rear A.C vents, rear armrest and integrated music system with steering mounted controls.
6. Interior Design and Space
The beige and black colored interiors of Xcent have been straight away lifted from its hatch sibling, Grand i10 which look much better than the interiors of its rivals. It has a wheelbase of 2425mm which confirms you good space inside. The 407 litres boot is also class best.
7. Automatic gearbox
Hyundai also offers the petrol engine of Xcent with a four–speed automatic transmission. The AT variant delivers 16.9 kmpl efficiency.
8. Diesel Engine
Along with a petrol unit the Xcent also shares its 1.1 L second generation U2 CRDI diesel engine with Grand i10. This 3-cylinder engine churns out a power and torque output of 71bhp and 180Nm which is surely not as much as its competitors on papers as well as on roads but gives you an adequate amount of performance which is expected by a car of its segment.
The engine behaves nicely round 3000rpm and feels quite responsive at half throttle which makes it easy for you to drive in city conditions unlike Dzire which gets sudden bursts in power.
9. Safety Features
The top variant of Xcent comes loaded with safety features like Dual front airbags, rear parking assist and ABS (opt).
10. Ride Quality
The car shares its suspension system of McPherson struts at front and non-independent torsion beam axle at the back with Grand i10 enabling it to take on our Indian roads. With this modern suspension layout, 15 inch wheels and proportionate overhangs, the car offers great riding and driving comfort in city as well as on highways. Straight line stability is not an issue either with this car and currently, it’s certainly one of the most well sorted Hyundai cars available in India.