In India, the 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift will take on the new Maruti Swift, Honda Amaze and upcoming Tata Tigor.
New Hyundai Xcent 2017 is ready to hit showrooms in coming April, claims a carandbike report. While the current model is majorly popular among taxi/fleet owners, the updated model of the sub-compact sedan will focus on individual buyer. Therefore, the 2017 year model could be restyled modishly to appeal target buyers. Besides subtle cosmetic updates, the saloon will see a range of new features, and a new 74bhp, 1.2-litre diesel engine instead of the existing 1.1-litre motor. The new model, however, will continue to come with the same 1.2-litre petrol engine.
Since the new Xcent has been snapped multiple times during its testing rounds, we have a clear idea about design changes it will see. The updated version of the car shares some of its features with the newly-launched Grand i10 facelift. In the budding subcompact segment, the new Hyundai Xcent 2017 will lock horns against Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo. Among the upcoming models, the new Tata Tigor and Chevrolet Beat Essentia will be the new rivals for the 2017 Xcent.
Hyundai India has not confirmed the launch date yet but a latest report suggests that Xcent facelift will arrive in April 2017.
|Minimum||Rs 5.60 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 8.30 lakh|
There is no doubt that the 2017 Xcent facelift will be slightly pricier than the current model, since it will see some styling changes and a new diesel engine. Prices of the facelift version are reportedly fall between Rs 5.60 lakh to Rs 8.30 lakh. Considering that new Dzire is in the pipeline, Hyundai should price the Xcent facelift competitively in a bid to under Dzire’s pricing. Read – New Hyundai Verna – All You Need To Know
|Petrol Engine||1.2L Kappa VTVT|
|Max Power||82bhp @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||114Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Diesel Engine||1.1L CRDi|
|Max Power||71bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||180.4Nm @ 1750rpm – 2500rpm|
For 2017, the Xcent petrol facelift will ditch its existing 1.1-litre diesel engine for a more powerful 1.2-litre, three-cylinder motor. This new oil burner delivers 74bhp against 180.4Nm of torque. On the other hand, the sedan will retain the 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine that makes 82bhp at 6000rpm and 114Nm at 4000rpm. Transmission option will include the conventional five-speed manual unit with a forward wheel drivetrain system. Read – Hyundai to Launch These New Cars in India
With an aim to appeal individual buyer, Hyundai will revise the sedan’s design with minor aesthetic updates. The front fascia of the 2017 Xcent facelift will look refreshing with new chin, re-designed hexagonal grille and bumper, reworked headlamps and fog lamps. The lower bumper design will be inspired by the recently-launched Grand i10 facelift. While most of the changes will be made to the rear profile with masculine lines borrowed from Hyundai’s larger global sedans. Other styling updates will include wear new rear bumper, tail lamps, boot lid and fenders.
Save for the subtle styling upgrades, the interior of the updated Xcent will remain unchanged. While Hyundai will introduce new in-cabin tech including a 7-inch touchscreen display with navigation, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, new seat covers and new trim shades. In addition, the cabin will also sport push button start/stop, keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, 1GS internal memory, multi-functional steering wheel, dual airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors and reverse parking camera.