March 12, 2014

Hyundai launches compact family sedan 'Xcent' @ Rs. 4.66 lakh

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) launched its highly anticipated compact family sedan 'Xcent'. Xcent will further redefine Hyundai's automotive excellence in India in the compact sedan segment for the aspirational, stylish and value-seeking Indian customer.

"The Xcent is a world-class product developed for the Indian families. Developed with the best of Hyundai Motor's world-class technologies, Xcent will create a new benchmark in terms of quality, design, space, features and driving pleasure in the compact sedan segment. We have invested extensive effort in competitively pricing Xcent to offer excellent value and to become the most loved and trusted brand in India," said B.S. Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL.

The Xcent will be available with two engine options the 1.1-litre advanced second generation U2 CRDi diesel and 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol offering a combination of optimum performance and high fuel economy.

The Xcent adopts the best of Hyundai's powertrains to achieve an enhanced balance of power and torque output. The advanced second generation U2 CRDi diesel delivers 72 ps @ 4,000 rpm of maximum power and 18.4 kg @ 1,750-2,500 rpm  of peak torque with the mileage of 24.4 kmpl (ARAI figure). This environment friendly U2 CRDi diesel engine is Euro-V ready with low emission and NVH levels. The U2 engine operates at a high pressure of 1,800 bar and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions. The linear power delivery and flat torque over wide range of rpm's ensure smooth and jerk free drive. The diesel engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission offering higher driving pleasure with enhanced fuel efficiency and refinement. For technological finesse, the turbocharger has been improved to provide better throttle response and acceleration.

The all-aluminum 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine comes with Dual VTVT mechanism delivering optimum engine performance with 83 ps @ 6,000 rpm of maximum power and 11.6 kg @ 4,000 rpm of peak torque with the mileage of 19.1 kmpl (ARAI figure). The petrol engine offers the choice of 5-speed manual transmission and 4-speed automatic transmission.

Exterior
> Swept back headlamps and wrap-around tail lamps with chrome insert
> Chrome finish hexagonal air dam
> Steeply raked windshield
> Wide daylight opening area
> Front bumper with integrated spoiler design
> Sporty dual tone rear bumper with stylish reflectors
> Diamond cut alloy wheels and classy chrome door handles
> Stylish and aerodynamic kick-up trunk lid design with chrome garnish
> LED high mount stop lamp

Interior
> Bright dual tone beige and black interiors with high quality plastic
> Premium designed dashboard integrated with hexagonal outlined audio
> Ergonomically positioned controls
> Generous legroom and headroom in front and rear
> Best-in-class boot space
> Multiple storage options in door trims and centre console
> Seating comfort - well contoured seats with excellent cushioning and rear arm rest
> Premium leather wrap steering wheel
> Leather wrap gear shift knob with chrome insert

Smart features
> Rear AC vents
> Smart key with push button start
> Rear parking camera and sensors
> 15-inches Diamond cut alloy wheels
> 1 GB internal memory
> Auto folding mirrors
> Electro-chromic mirror
> One touch electric trunk opening

Advanced comfort safety features
> Fully Automatic AC
> Antilock Braking System (ABS)
> Cluster ionizer
> Rear arm-rest with cup holders
> Glove box cooling
> Steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth
> Dual Air-bags
> Rear parking assist
> Rear defogger

The Xcent will be available in a range of six new colours.

Price (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi in Rs.)
Model - Petrol - Diesel - Petrol Automatic
Base - 4.66 lakh -5.56 lakh
S - 5.32 lakh -6.23 lakh
S (O) - 5.57 lakh -6.48 lakh - 6.28 lakh
SX - 6.22 lakh -7.13 lakh
SX (O) - 6.47 lakh - 7.38 lakh - 7.19 lakh


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