The 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift, which appeared in some Indian showrooms last-week, has been officially launched today at prices starting from Rs. 5.38 lakh for petrol and Rs. 6.28 lakh for the diesel range.
The Xcent, Hyundai’s compact sedan has been with us since March-2014, which makes it nearly three years and one month old. This mid-life refresh brings more than just altered faces for the sub-4 metre sedan; there’s a major design changes front & back, improved powertrain as well as additional new features.
Let’s start under the bonnet, where the 2017 Xcent carries forward the 82 BHP/114 Nm 1.2-litre 4-cyl petrol engine from the pre-facelifted model. While the earlier diesel models 71 BHP/180 Nm 1.1-litre 3-cyl mill has now been replaced with a new 74 BHP/190 Nm 1.2-litre 3-cyl unit which is also available on the recently refreshed Grand i10.
A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard while the petrol is also offered with the option of a 4-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai claims a fuel-efficiency of 20.14 KMPL from the petrol motor when mated to a manual gearbox and 17.36 KMPL when opted with the automatic. The diesel is claimed to deliver a healthy-mileage of 25.4 KMPL.
On the profile, the 2017 Xcent facelift gets an all-new nose with the new signature Hyundai grille with chrome border. The front bumper is also all new and merges well with the large grille. Higher varaints feature LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) along the edges of the larger fog lamp housings. Moving on to the rear, it gets 2-piece larger taillights, revised rear bumper and a new wider chrome bar is placed above the number plate housing. The higher variants also get shark fin antenna at the rear portion of the roof.
As expected, there’s less change inside. However, there is a new 7.0-inch touchscreen system on offer that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and new seat upholstery. Other features include dual airbags as standard, rear aircon vents, cooled glove box, rear defogger, steering mounted controls, smartphone holder with charger, rear power outlet, battery saver, gear shift indicator, reverse parking camera and sensors, 407-litre large boot space and rear seat armrest with cup holder.
Interestingly, as opposed to the ABS being standard on all trims on the pre-facelifted model, now it is standard only on the top two trims, the SX and SX(O). Although the 2017 Xcent now comes with dual-airbags as standard across the range. The car also gets first in segment wheel air curtains for better aerodynamic stability, increased use of sound absorbing material and a reinforced dashboard. Hyundai claims to have made the needful changes to enhance the car’s NVH refinement levels.
Following Maruti’s strategy, the out-going model will be sold exclusively to fleet operators called the ‘Xcent Prime’, competing with the all-new Maruti Swift Dzire Tour. For the private buyers, as is seen on the current Xcent, the facelift will rival the likes of Honda Amaze, Tata Zest, Volkswagen Ameo and the soon-to-be-launched third-gen Dzire.
Prices list of the 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift (ex-showroom, Delhi):
- E – Rs. 5,38,381
- E+ – Rs. 5,93,265
- S – Rs. 6,29,254
- SX – Rs. 6,73,765
- SX(O) – Rs. 7,51,772
- S AT – Rs. 7,09,916
- E – Rs. 6,28,281
- E+ – Rs. 6,83,165
- S – Rs. 7,19,154
- S+ – Rs. 7,63,667
- SX(O) – Rs. 8,41,670
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