Introducing a mid-cycle update for the subcompact sedan, Hyundai India has launched the 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift in the country with prices starting at Rs 5.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 2017 Xcent gets a comprehensively reworked front design. The overall silhouette remains the same, but the grille is all-new and in-line with Hyundai's bigger sedans while the headlamps have been re-profiled and get new black inserts as well. The front bumper has also been redesigned adding a fresh look and now gets boomerang-shaped LED DRLs as part of the changes. Not only does the Xcent look fresh, but also distinctly different from the Grand i10. The side remains the same, save for the revised alloy wheels, while the rear gets the more upmarket wide taillights, revised bumper and tweaks to the boot-lid.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Exterior
The front profile corresponds to the B segment hatchback with similar looking headlamps, hexagonal grille and round fog lamps. The character lines and black moulding on the side are in line with its hatchback twin. The additional boot available on the Xcent differentiates it from its smaller sibling. The rear side gets boomerang shaped tail lamps, reflectors on large body coloured bumper and chrome garnish.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Interior
Inside, Xcent borrows several elements from the Grand i10 hatchback including the dual tone beige and black colour theme, similar design for the dashboard and blue backlit instrument cluster. The cabin has comfortable room for occupants and offers several storage points.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Engine Specifications & Transmission
Petrol variants of the sedan draw power from the 1.2 litre, four cylinder, engine making 82bhp at 6000RPM and 114Nm at 4000RPM. Diesel engine, a 1.2 litre, three cylinder unit produces 74bhp at 4000RPM and 190Nm between 1750 to 2250RPM. Both the engines get the conventional five-speed manual gearbox and the four-speed automatic transmission is available only on the petrol powered trims.
||1.2-Litre Kappa Petrol
||1.2-Litre U2 CRDi Diesel
||5-speed MT/4-speed AT
2017 Hyundai Xcent Features
Key styling elements like chrome radiator grille, sweptback headlamps, wrap-around tail lamps, chrome outside door handles, turn indicators on ORVMs enhance the exterior styling. As you step inside, you are greeted by the dual-tone colour theme. The blue interior illumination and chrome finish around gear knob lever tip add to the overall appeal. For the purpose of storage, Hyundai has provided seat back pocket on the co-passenger side. An armrest with a cup holder is placed in the centre of the rear seat.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Performance & Mileage
The engines are frugal and claim to return impressive fuel economy with the petrol variants delivering 20.14km/l and diesel trims running up to 25.4km/l in standard conditions.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Accessories & Infotainment
The base trim comes bereft of an audio system. Rest of the line-up gets a 2-DIN integrated radio with MP3 player, two speakers each in front & rear, AUX-in, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted controls for audio and Bluetooth and 1GB internal memory.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Braking & Handling
Force to retard power is derived from ventilated disc brakes at front and drum units at rear axle.
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2017 Hyundai Xcent Safety & Security
Driver side airbag is standard across range, however the co-passenger side airbag is missing in the entry level trims. ABS is also provided on all variants. Immobilizer, central locking, front fog lamps, rear defogger, parking assist with parking sensors and rear camera with ECM display and inside rear view mirrors are other vital safety features that are offered on the compact sedan.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Comfort & Convenience
The sedan gets a bunch of comfort features both on the outside as well as inside including motor driven power steering, fully automated temperature control FATC, cooled glove-box, rear AC vent, power outlet in front & rear, power windows in front and rear, auto down for driver, electrically adjustable and power folding ORVMs, height adjuster for driver’s seat and push button start/stop.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Wheels & Tyres
Alloy wheels are missing in the entry level variants, instead they feature 165/65 R14 full wheel covers.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Competition
The sub-four meter sedan has a stern competition with rivals such as Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Tata Zest, Tata Tigor and Volkswagen Ameo in the segment.