Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has launched
the new Xcent, which is the latest offering by the Korean manufacturer in the
entry level compact saloon segment. The Xcent will be powered by a 1.1 litre advanced
2nd generation U2 CRDi diesel and a 1.2 litre kappa dual VTVT petrol
engine with optional automatic transmission available on the latter.
the diesel variants begin at base: Rs. 5.56, S: Rs. 6.23 lakh, SX: Rs. 7.13
lakh, S(O): Rs. 6.48 lakh, SX(O): Rs.
7.38 lakh. The petrol variant prices start at base: Rs. 4.66 lakh, S: Rs. 5.32
lakh, SX: Rs. 6.22 lakh, S(O): Rs. 5.57
lakh, SX(O): Rs. 6.47 lakh. Automatic transmission available in petrol variant
only, and is priced at S(O): Rs. 6.28 lakh and SX(O): Rs.7.19 lakh.
The diesel variant produces 71bhp of power
and 180Nm of peak torque and will return 24.4kmpl, as per ARAI figures. The aluminium
constructed petrol engine pumps out 82bhp of maximum power and 114Nm of peak
torque returning 19.1kmpl of fuel efficiency. Petrol variant is offered with a
5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic. The aerodynamic design
of the Xcent captures the signature fluidic philosophy of the brand. Hyundai
has given smart chrome detailing on the front and rear and stylish diamond-cut
alloy wheels. Xcent gets features such as smart key with push-button start,
rear parking sensors, 2 DIN audio with 1 GB internal memory, auto folding
electro chromic side-view mirrors and one-touch electric boot release. The
Xcent also gets automatic air-conditioner, rear arm rest with cup holders, a
chilled glove box, audio controls on the steering wheel and rear defogger. For
safety Xcent comes with anti-lock braking system and dual air bags.
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