Priced between Rs 5.41 lakh to Rs 7.39 lakh, Xcent is a value for money sedan in the sub-four meter segment. The sub-compact sedan embraces Hyundai’s contemporary fluidic design language. Based on the Grand i10 hatchback, the sedan shares comprehensive styling cues with it. On the inside too, the sedan looks largely similar to Grand i10 and offers large boot space. Both the cars share similar equipment, however Xcent gets additional kit. Engine set up is borrowed from Grand i10, the 1.2 litre Kappa and 1.1 litre diesel mills are available with manual and automatic transmissions.
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.
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.
Hyundai Xcent Engine Specifications & Transmission
Petrol variants of the sedan draw power from the 1.2 litre, four cylinder, engine making 83PS at 6000RPM and 11.6kgm at 4000RPM. Diesel engine, a 1.1 litre, three cylinder unit produces 72PS at 4000RPM and 18.4kgm between 1750 to 2500RPM. Both the engines get the conventional five-speed manual gearbox and the four-speed automatic transmission is available only on the petrol powered trims.
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.
Hyundai Xcent Performance & Mileage
The engines are frugal and claim to return impressive fuel economy with the petrol variants delivering 19.1km/l and diesel trims running up to 24.4km/l in standard conditions.
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.
Hyundai Xcent Braking & Handling
Force to retard power is derived from ventilated disc brakes at front and drum units at rear axle.
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.
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.
Hyundai Xcent Wheels & Tyres
Alloy wheels are missing in the entry level variants, instead they feature 165/65 R14 full wheel covers.
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 and Volkswagen Ameo in the segment.