Hyundai clocks 11,000 bookings for the Xcent compact sedan

Within a month of the car’s launch here, Hyundai India has mopped up 11,000 bookings for the Xcent compact sedan, the South Korean car maker’s latest product for the Indian market. The Xcent is a sub-4 meter car that is sold with petrol and turbo diesel engine options.

2014 Hyundai Xcent Compact Sedan Image
2014 Hyundai Xcent Compact Sedan

The car goes against the likes of the Maruti Swift Dzire and the Honda Amaze in India’s fast growing compact sedan market. Test drives are now on at most Hyundai showrooms around the country, with actual customer deliveries also on for the past couple of weeks.

The Xcent is based on the Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback platform, and features a slew of segment besting features such as rear AC vents, in-built memory for the stereo, push button start and a voluminous boot. Hyundai has also managed to achieve sharp pricing for the Xcent, boosting customer enquiries. The car maker claims over 100,000 enquiries over the past 30 days.

How does the petrol Xcent compare with the likes of the Dzire and the Amaze? Click here to find out.

How does the Xcent stack with its diesel powered competition? Click here for a tech-spec comparo.

The Xcent’s diesel variant is powered by a 1.1 liter-3 cylinder turbo diesel engine that outputs 74 Bhp-180 Nm. The diesel motor’s claim to fame is its ARAI certified 24.4 Kmpl. All diesel powered variants of the Xcent come with a 5 speed manual gearbox driving the front wheels of the car. The Xcent Diesel starts from 5.57 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi

The petrol powered Xcent features a 1.2 liter Kappa engine that gets variable valve timing for both its intake and exhaust valves. The petrol motor outputs 82 Bhp-113 Nm and is offered with two transmission options – a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed automatic. The Xcent Petro starts from 4.66 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi.