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2017 Hyundai Xcent Launch This Month


Will feature changes similar to the Grand i10 like LED DRLs and a new infotainment system

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New Hyundai Xcent launch soon

 

Hyundai is likely to launch a facelifted version of its sub-compact sedan, the Xcent, in April 2017. Earlier this year, Hyundai had launched the updated Grand i10, on which the Xcent is based. Expect Hyundai to carry over a similar front fascia from the updated Grand i10, which includes a revised grille, LED DRLs, and new fog lamp enclosures. New alloy wheels, updated wrap-around tail-lamps and a revised boot lid design are also expected with the incoming Xcent.

The interior, as seen, on the new Grand i10, is expected to sport a revised colour scheme, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink for smartphone integration. The lower variants, however, are likely to make do with a smaller 5.0-inch infotainment unit.

 

New Cabin similar to the Grand i10


Mechanically, the Xcent is likely to carry forward the same 1.2-litre Kappa 4-cylinder petrol motor that puts out 83PS of maximum power and 113NM of peak torque. The diesel motor will be upgraded to a 1.2-litre U2 CRDi 3-cylinder motor that now puts out 75PS of maximum power and 190NM of peak torque. Both the motors are likely to come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter automatic option for the petrol motor. Hyundai will also offer a tweaked suspension setup which will help in improving the overall ride quality.

 The 2017 Hyundai Xcent will rival the newly launched Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Volkswagen Ameo in the highly competitive sub-compact sedan segment in India. We expect Hyundai to price the new Xcent starting from Rs 5.5 lakh, going all the way up to Rs 8 lakh for the top-end diesel variant.

 

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