Hyundai Xcent Car

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15.7 kmpl - 16.2 kmpl



5 seater


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Hyundai Xcent Price Rs.5.23 Lakh

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The concept of compact sedans is not new in India. It was started way back some seven or eight years ago and now these cars seem to be enjoying great popularity in the subcontinent, including the emerging markets like India. Hyundai Xcent may be a newbie in the competition but being the Korean automaker’s first offering in the compact sedan segment, it has generated quite a lot of buzz and significance. The sub-4 meter sedan is based on the sibling Hyundai Grand i10 hatch, which was launched a year back with all the bells and whistles. Hyundai Xcent has all the attributes of the Grand i10 plus the roominess and smooth drivability of a compact sedan. Maruti Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze may be enjoying their heydays but the new offering from Hyundai is certainly keeping them on tenterhooks. Hyundai Xcent is currently eating up the sales of Dzire and Amaze.
The Hyundai Grand i10 was a much impressive offering from the Korean car giant and a similar imposing moment can be felt as soon as you step inside Xcent. The cabin quality is high with excellent fit and finish. The dual-tone dashboard is reminiscent with Grand i10 where one can find the audio and air-con controls well within reach. The car offers a fair amount of adjustability for the driver, thanks to the steering rake and seat height adjustment, which make this quite simple. The automatic climate control feature is a welcome inclusion in the car with individual liberty in adjusting air flow through vents even at the rear. It is the segment first. The car gives rear occupants a feel of cocoon’s comfort with headrests, but one might be disappointed to see the short seat base. However, on the positive side, there is enough legroom to keep you relaxed throughout the journey. The additional storage spaces are perfect to keep your knick-knacks. The best-in-class luggage space acts as an icing on the cake and steals the show with its massive luggage holding capacity.
The all-new Hyundai Xcent is nearly identical to the sibling Hyundai Grand i10 as they have been built on the same wheelbase of 2,425 mm. The front fascia shows the swept-back headlamps, chrome-plated radiator grille and trapezoidal air dam incorporated on body-coloured front bumpers. The side profile is heightened with chrome-garnished door handles and wheel arches affixed with silver alloy wheels measuring 14 inches. The rear section seems to be tacked on to the rest of the structure as an addition. However, unlike Maruti Swift Dzire, the boot never appears as an afterthought. The boot looks a bit tamed while the smaller yet elegant tail lamps give a relatively fresh look to the rear. Overall, the car poses a neat and clean look expressing the Fluidic design philosophy of the company.
Keeping pace with the market trend, Hyundai has offered this car with both diesel and petrol units. The 1.2 L Kappa dual VTVT petrol engine has a displacement capacity of 1197 cc, and is capable enough to produce 82 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque. Current market also demands automatic and manual transmission choices, which Hyundai has addressed skilfully. The engine comes mated with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The diesel unit is a 1.1 L U2 CRDi engine having a displacement capacity of 1120 cc. The engine pours power of 71 bhp and 180 Nm of max torque, and is mated to 5-speed manual transmission system.
The Korean automaker is offering Hyundai Xcent with both diesel and petrol motors. The 1.2 L petrol engine comes in manual and automatic transmission options, both of which are frugal in returning a mileage of around 18.9 kmpl. The mileage of 1.1 L CRDi diesel engine is at par with that of Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze, which are giving ARAI-certified mileage of 24.4 kmpl, which impressive for a market like India where fuel efficiency forms the bases of car selection.
When it comes to Hyundai Xcent’s 1.1 L diesel motor, it fails to take the competition head on and falls short in terms of performance. However, it still manages to keep things well in place with its outright handling. Unfortunately, the small engine bay is unable to engulf a larger capacity engine. It’s the same three-cylinder diesel engine that powers the Grand i10 hatch but is tuned a bit more for longer sustained boost. The real world result is much better where turbo lag is minimal and the progress is smooth from kicking off to gradual take off, which makes it a friendly car in city traffic. The petrol version, on the other hand, grants easy access to power at low speeds. The 1.2 L 4-cylinder mill helps the car feel peppy. The refinement of Xcent is commendable. When it comes to handling, the car absorbs the bumps quite easily, and most of the time feels grounded and stable even at high speeds.
Hyundai Cars have hardly any issues related to braking and Xcent is no different in this respect. The conventional disc and drum brakes work as expected, and are backed up by advanced anti-lock braking system. It does efficient braking even in emergency situations without any drama. Safety features are respectable in the new offering from Hyundai. Xcent is equipped with dual front airbags, rear defogger, front fog lamps, engine immobilizer, smart keyless entry, central locking system and rear parking sensors with rear camera that display the images on ECM.

Hyundai Xcent Pros

Spacious, quiet and comfortable cabin

Loaded with segment-first features

Wide range of variants on offer

Hyundai Xcent Cons

Diesel engine seems tad underpowered in front of the rivals

Mileage could be improved

High running costs

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Hyundai Xcent price Rs.5.23 Lakh
Hyundai Xcent price Rs.5.23 Lakh
Hyundai Xcent price Rs.5.23 Lakh
Hyundai Xcent price Rs.5.23 Lakh

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