The compact sedan segment in India has been receiving multiple new entrants which have in the recent past spiced up the competition. Another new entrant, or rather should one say an updated entrant will arrive tomorrow, the 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift. Now the Xcent along with the Maruti Swift Dzire have been the leading ladies of the compact sedan segment in India, but following closely is the Honda Amaze, which too recently received its mid-life facelift. So in order to see which one out of the two is going to be the best pick of the lot, here is a quick price, features and specification based comparison between the two.
2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift Vs Honda Amaze: Expected Price
With the facelift, the Hyundai Xcent is to come with a number new additions, however, we expect the prices to remain the same as before. The base model is to retail at INR 5.5 lakh with the top of the line variant retailing at INR 8.2 lakh (ex-showroom).
Coming to the Honda Amaze, the prices of this compact sedan starts from INR 5.4 lakh with the top of the line model retailing at INR 8.3 lakh (ex-showroom). Do Read: 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift: What we know so far
2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift Vs Honda Amaze: Features
With the facelift, the Hyundai Xcent is to come with a new touchscreen multimedia system which is to offer Apple Car Play and Android Auto Connectivity. The sedan will continue to come with features like multi-functional steering wheel, rear parking camera with sensors, automatic climate control, speed sensing door locks, rear air-con vents, day and night IRVM, smart key, remote boot release button to name a few.
Coming to the Honda Amaze, this compact sedan is to feature multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors, speed sensing door locks, charging sockets among the others.
2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift Vs Honda Amaze: Engine specifications
The 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift is to come with the same 1.2-litre VTVT petrol engine which is capable of producing 82Bhp along with 114Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine however is to be a new 1.2-litre CRDi unit, churning out 73Bhp along with 190Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities are to be carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox while there will also be a 4-speed automatic unit on offer.
Coming to the Honda Amaze, it too is available in both petrol as well as diesel derivatives. The former gets a 1.2-litre i-VTEC motor churning out 87Bhp along with 109Nm of peak torque. The latter comes with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine producing 99Bhp along with 200Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox.