2020 Hyundai Xcent will see significant changes inside and out.
First spy pictures of the new-generation Hyundai Xcent have emerged online. According to Autocar, the South Korean carmaker might introduce the 2020 Hyundai Xcent with a new nameplate for the personal car buyers. The company is likely to make minor changes to the existing Xcent model and continue to retail it alongside the new-gen version exclusively for the fleet market. Currently, majority of the Xcent sales comes from the fleet market. Read – 2020 Hyundai Creta Launch & Other Details Revealed
The latest spy images reveal that the new Xcent will witness significant design upgrades along with minor dimensional changes. The new version will be wider and taller than the outgoing one. The compact sedan will receive a newly-designed Hyundai’s cascading grille with honeycomb inserts, revised front bumper, round fog lamp with vertically placed inserts and wraparound headlamps with two boomerang-shaped LED DRLs at the front end.
Hyundai might offer projector headlamp units exclusively on the higher trim of the new Xcent. While the side profile will remain largely unchanged, the 2020 Hyundai Xcent will get large wraparound LED taillamps at the rear end. The license plate could be slightly shifted on the rear bumper and the signature badge might be placed in the centre of the boot lid.
Interior of the 2020 Hyundai Xcent will also receive comprehensive changes. It might get a new steering wheel as we have seen on the Hyundai Venue. The spy pictures confirm that the sedan’s new-generation model will feature the Venue-inspired large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto, Apple CarPlay along with Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car technology.
Material quality will also be classed-up. Hyundai might offer seat upholstery in multiple colour options. For enhancing its comfort levels, the carmaker might also offer separate headrests for second row passenger and a rear armrest.
2020 Hyundai Xcent will come with BS6-ready 1.2L Kappa petrol and 1.2L U2 diesel engines, which are good enough for 81.86bhp with 113.75Nm and 73.97bhp with 190.24Nm respectively. The existing 4-speed torque converter gearbox, that’s currently offered on the petrol variants, could be replaced with an AMT (automated manual transmission) unit.