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Hyundai’s first made for India compact sedan, the Hyundai Xcent, was unveiled today in New Delhi. It will be available in both petrol and diesel engines, and automatic and manual transmission.

Hyundai Xcent front three quarters

It features dual tone beige and black interiors including seats, multiple storage options on the door trims and center console, rear aircon vents, smart key with push button start, electro chromic mirror with rear camera display, fully automatic aircon, rear parking sensors and camera, 2-DIN audio with USB and 1 GB memory, auto folding mirrors, one-touch electric trunk opening, steering mounted controls with Bluetooth, glovebox cooling and rear armrest cup holder.

Safety features include ABS, dual airbags, rear parking assist and rear defogger.

Swept back headlamps, diamond cut alloy wheels, hexagonal airdam, wide daylight opening area, rear chrome garnish, wrap around taillamps with chrome inserts and kick up trunk lid design are the exterior highlights explained by the Hyundai presentation.

Hyundai Xcent boot

It will be positioned in the lower mid-segment which attracts an excise duty of 12 percent only. 81 percent of the lower mid segment sales is contributed by the sub-4m segment, Hyundai informs us. The monthly average sales of the lower mid segment accounts for 29,803 units.

The Xcent is positioned as a stylish and high tech sedan for the families in the late 20s and early 30s who need a distinct car. Based on the successful Grand i10 (which has sold over 51,000 units since its launch late last year), Hyundai has achieved 90 percent localization on the Xcent.

The naming was decided to carry on the legacy of the Accent brand while lending a trendy persona. The market launch of the car will take place next month.

Hyundai Xcent Image Gallery

Hyundai Xcent Live Image Gallery

Hyundai Xcent Exterior – Live Images

Hyundai Xcent – Press Release

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  • abuna ventana

    i feel the new tata compact sedan more”awesome” than xcent..

    • VL

      I totally agree. This one looks real ugly, especially the rear. Bad job Hyundai !!

  • in-expert

    fantastic in-time coverage.

    thanks.

  • Roger

    I am die hard fan of Hyundai and owned of most of Hyundai cars but this time I am disappointed and think Tata Zest is better than this car.Hope Hyundai will bring good Sub-4m suv so that i can purchase a new car in my kitty.

  • Asif

    I was expecting hyundai to come up with something strikingly awesome in terms of exterior design. The fluidic design as seen on verna & other hyundai models is not to be seen here in this car. I like the Tata Bolt more now aftr seeing xcent. Dissapointed

    • Asif

      I meant to say Tata Zest the sedan version*

  • Rajiv

    Thanks to IAB for neatly categorizing the photos! Not an easy task when dealing with so many images ! The Xcent looks nice and will likely sort out the handling issues seen in the Grand i10 also.

  • DRG

    Looks very neat and impressive. A 1 litre turbo petrol will be one of the best match. Need at least 90 bhp engine for this car.

    It will be good if companies add “thigh support length” as part of spec.

  • Sashi

    Cool car !

    Now we are looking for the price factor! Hope Hyundai India will price it competitively!

  • Gaurav

    Looks much proportionate than the dezire. The name xcent is a + too unlike Grand i10. Naming a city hatch “Grand” souds weired. Xcent can be the most comfortable city saloon but same can be a trouble for highway. Lack of power in Grand i10 diesel shows up on highway. Added weight will only make this worse in xcent. I wish Hyundai had gone with i20′s 1.4 Diesel for xcent.

    • AW

      I agree on diesel front. But the I20 petrol engine also lacks a punch. It will make even worse for the petrol CS