South Korean automaker Hyundai will introduce the much-anticipated compact sedan, Xcent on March 12, 2014. Based on the Grand i10 hatchback, the Xcent will compete against the likes of Maruti Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze. Unveiled on February 4, the compact sedan was displayed at the recently held 2014 Indian Auto Expo.
The Hyundai Xcent is a sub-4 metre sedan, which is specially designed to make full advantage of the excise duty benefit in India. It share most of its styling cues with Grand i10 hatch, which makes the front and side looks identical to its sibling. The rear fascia is what makes the difference; the addition of boot is the added feature.
Inside the cabin, the sedan takes it design elements from hatchback; however it also features the automatic climate control. The compact sedan also comes loaded with several best-in segment equipment levels such as rear AC vents, smart key with push button start; 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, Auto folding mirrors and electro-chromic mirrors, and many more.
The Hyundai Xcent will be made available in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol mill gets the 1.2-litre engine that churns out a max power output of 81bhp and 114Nm of torque; the oil burner will have the 1.1-litre URDi engine producing 70bhp and 160Nm of torque.