Just weeks ahead of the all-new Maruti Dzire’s launch, Hyundai has launched the facelifted Xcent, a compact sedan that the company calls ‘all-new’. The facelifted Xcent gets both stylistic and feature updates. The car now starts from 5.38 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi.
You have completely revised front styling. The facelifted car now gets a trapezoidal grille,a new bumper and plenty of chrome bits at the front, along with LED DRLs in keeping with the times. At the rear, new tail lamps and a revised bumpers are the major changes.
In terms of features, Hyundai now offers dual airbags as standard across all variants, speaking of which we have 11 of them, 6 in petrol and 5 in diesel. A key feature addition on the inside is the first-in-segment 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system that gets smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
The 1.2 liter diesel engine is a new, 3 cylinder unit that comes with an increase in displacement, and performance figures. Peak power and torque rise to 75 PS and 19.4 Kg-m. The 1.2 liter-4 cylinder Kappa petrol motor, remains unchanged. Power and torque of the petrol motor is rated at 83 PS and 11.6 Kg-m.
Both engines get 5 speed manual transmissions as standard while a 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox is offered as an option on the petrol motor. Hyundai offers a 2 years – unlimited kms warranty on the new car. Meanwhile, here are variant-wise prices of the facelifted Xcent:
What are your other options?
The are plenty of interesting compact sedans on sale currently. The all-new Maruti Dzire is coming in May this year. If you’re in a hurry, there’s the recently launched Tata Tigor, a great value-for-money proposition. Then you have the Volkswagen Ameo, a feature filled car. The Ford Figo Aspire is for those seeking stonking performance, and the car recently even got a sporty S variant. Finally, there’s the Honda Amaze, a good all rounder.