Hyundai India has officially revealed what the all-new Grand i10 will look like. The all-new hatchback will be launched on August 20th and at a later date, the carmaker will also launch the all-new Xcent. Currently, the Hyundai Xcent is based on the Grand i10, which makes it pretty certain that the all-new Xcent will be based on the hatchback too. However, it should be noted that the arch-rival – Maruti Suzuki Dzire was designed from grounds up and it gets an all-new shape, which is completely different from the Swit. Hyundai may follow the same suite. However, if the next-generation Xcent is based on the Grand i10, this is how it may look like.
The next-generation Hyundai Xcent has been spotted testing in Europe. While the all-new Grand i10 NIOS will be launched in the Indian market this month, the Xcent is expected to be launched only in 2020. Shoeb Kalania has made a rendering image that shows what the all-new Xcent will look like when it is launched in the Indian market. The production version of the car might be quite different. This rendered image shows the Xcent based on the Grand i10 NIOS. The image does not show much difference in the all-new Xcent from the Grand i10, except for the addition of the boot in the rear, which also causes the roofline to change by a bit.
Hyundai will introduce all the modern-age features like projector headlamps, newly designed LED DRLs integrated to the grille, dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels among others in the all-new Hyundai Xcent. Hyundai has announced that the Grand i10 NIOS will not replace the current version of the Grand i10 in the Indian market. Instead, it will be sold alongside. Hyundai may follow the same strategy with the launch of the Xcent. We may get to see two versions of the vehicle put on sale in the Indian market.
On the inside, we expect the all-new Xcent to get a range of changes, similar to the Grand i10 NIOS. This includes a new dashboard, a new infotainment screen, a new steering wheel and a host of new features. Even though Hyundai is yet to officially release the official feature list of the Grand i10 NIOS, we could make out features like wireless charging from the official pictures. The all-new Xcent will also get similar features.
Engine-wise, there will not be much of a change. It will remain powered by the 1.2-litre petrol and a U2 1.2-litre diesel engine option. However, Hyundai will offer only BS6 compliant engines. The petrol engine option will also get an option of automatic transmission.