Hyundai India is working on 2nd generation versions of both the Grand i10 hatchback and its compact sedan derivative – the Xcent. Days ago, we brought you a render showing what the front end of the 2020 Hyundai Xcent could look like. Here’s another render from the source of the first render, IAB, which shows what the new car could look like from the front three quarters angle.
As per the render, the 2nd generation 2020 Hyundai Xcent looks more like a scaled down Verna sedan, and this should make it very attractive to buyers if Hyundai actually styles the car like this. The headlamps gets a swept back design but are narrower and sharper looking than the ones on the current Xcent while the front grille takes off from the latest Santro and Verna. The rear continues to get a stubby boot while then profile of the car does have some top-heaviness, which is also evident on the current Xcent.
Hyundai has revealed that it will continue to sell diesel powered versions of its sub-4 meter cars which means that both the Grand i10 and Xcent’s 2nd generation models should get Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant diesel motors. The tried and tested 1.2 liter turbocharged diesel engine – a staple on the current Grand i10 and Xcent – is likely to be made BS6 compliant along with the 1.2 liter VTVT petrol engine. Manual and AMT options could be offered on both the petrol and diesel variants of the new cars considering the fact that these options are offered on both the Maruti Swift and Dzire – arch rivals of the Grand i10 and Xcent. What Hyundai could also offer for buyers interested in fuel economy are CNG and LPG dual fuel variants. Such cars could be aimed at the cab market as Delhi-NCR – a majorcar buying region of India – does not permit diesel powered cabs.
Coming to the insides of the 2020 Hyundai Xcent, the compact sedan is likely to get a new dashboard with a prominent touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment system is expected to pack in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features, along with a range of other functions. Twin airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminders and speed alerts will be standard across the range of the new Xcent. As for pricing, the car is likely to get pricier by a few tens of thousands considering expensive emission control equipmemt on board, especially on the diesel version. The starting price of the 2020 Xcent is expected to be close to the Rs. 6 lakh mark, ex-showrooom Delhi.