Hyundai Xcent was launched in 2014 to replace the aging second generation of the Accent and it found a decent number of sales. However, most of the Xcent made their way to the fleets of cab aggregators. This took the private buyers a bit far away from the Xcent but the company is now unveiling the mid-life facelift which might be pretty early in its life but is sure to lure the buyers towards the Xcent facelift. The new Xcent will be adorning with a front end updated with Hyundai’s trapezoidal front grille along with stylish daytime running lamps and chrome garnish. On the pricing front, it is expected to command a little premium over the previous iteration.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Facelift Exterior
The front end of the new Hyundai Xcent facelift consists of the trapezoidal front grille with honeycomb mesh finish and will be much more aggressive looking this time. Complementing the grille will be the premium looking DRLs teamed with the upswept headlamps. The new changes also include the redesigned bumpers which have Elantra like enclosures for the fog lamps. The side profile will be same as before and moving to the rear the fender is larger and bootlid design will be borrowed from the elder siblings. The taillight will be much more prominent and looks inspired from the Elite i20 as Hyundai has made changes to its rear end after receiving feedback from customers for making improvements in the new design.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Facelift Interiors
The Interiors will be sporting a similar dashboard and design layout as the current generation Xcent but the major highlight will be the new 7 inch infotainment screen with Apple Carplay/Android Auto that is to be fitted into the central console unit. A new color scheme will be making its way to the cabin with trims on the door and gearbox. The seating and cargo space is likely to remain same as before. In terms of safety features Xcent facelift will be coming with dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock braking system) reverse parking sensors with a camera and a lot more.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Facelift Engine Specifications and Mileage
The engine in the Xcent will be the same 1.2 Litre four cylinder Kappa petrol mill with dual VTVT petrol which churns out 82 bhp with 114 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel 1.1 L U2 CRDi three cylinder diesel engine will be replaced by a 1.2 litre CRDi unit which will generate 73 bhp of power with 190 Nm of torque. The transmission duties are handled by 5-speed manual gearbox in both derivatives while the 4-speed automatic will also be available as option on the petrol model.
2017 Hyundai Xcent Facelift Launch Date, Price and Competition
||INR 5.2 lakh
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The prices are expected to rise marginally as far as the base models are concerned but when it comes to the top variant jump could be substantial amounting to around INR 20-30,000 as there are several upgrades in the new model. The pricing could be in the range of INR 5.4 lakh to INR 8.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Xcent facelift will be launching on 20th
April, 2017 and competes against the Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Ford Figo Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Tata Zest.