Hyundai, the number two car manufacturer in India is planning an aggressive strategy for the Indian market. There are quite a few Hyundai cars that are expected to be launched in the Indian market in the coming times and many of them would be the all-new cars. Hyundai is also working on the all-new Xcent and the new, updated model is expected to be launched in the year 2020.
The Xcent is India specific model and was launched to take on the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. In its current form, the Xcent is based on the Grand i10 but that can change with the all-new model. We can expect Hyundai to work on the Xcent individually as Maruti did for the all-new Dzire. However, both the Grand i10 and the Xcent will be based on the same platform, which is codenamed as AI3. Hyundai has already started testing the all-new Grand i10 on the Indian roads but we can expect the Xcent to be different by quite a margin when it is launched.
With the sub-4-metre length restriction in place, Hyundai will make the vehicle wider to ensure spacious interior. The car will become more rear-seat passenger focussed and will offer more headroom, legroom and width the passengers. The all-new Xcent will look visibly bigger than the current generation car and will be designed differently from the Grand i10.
The 2020 launch is expected to be aligned with the upcoming Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) that will make the vehicles go through mandatory safety test. The engines are expected to remain same as the current ones. Hyundai will use the current generation engines with the all-new Grand i10 and the same will be carried over to the all-new Xcent. However, we may see Hyundai offering AMT automatic transmission with the new offerings. It will make its debut with the Santro and is expected to be offered with all the affordable cars in the Hyundai India’s line-up.
Feature-wise, the upcoming Xcent will be loaded with the gizmos. Features like the touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear AC vents with USB charging, airbags, ABS and more will be offered with the upcoming sedan.