Spied – This is what a Red Hyundai Xcent looks like on the road

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 - 4:41pm IST

Hyundai staged the world debut of their new sedan on the eve of the Auto Expo 2014 this month. The Hyundai Xcent as it is called, is an interplay of a well-established name (Accent) with a twist for the new generation customers.

Hyundai Xcent on the road taillights
The Xcent will have its market launch next month.

Based on the Grand i10’s platform, the Xcent is a sub-4 meter sedan, developed to rival the likes of the Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire. The compact sedan segment is set to grow further with at least three other manufacturers having announced interest to enter this segment.

These pictures, snapped by Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Raghothama Rao, show a red Xcent, just outside Hyundai India’s facility in Chennai. Though the car seen here is devoid of badges, it gives us a good idea of what the Xcent will look like on the road.

Hyundai Xcent on the road
Hyundai has announced the car in petrol and diesel engines, with class-leading boot space, auto AC and electro-chromic mirror.

Hyundai said that the Xcent will be offered with a petrol and a diesel engine, though the exact specifications were not announced. The petrol engine of the Xcent, a 1.2-liter four-cylinder outputting 83 PS and 11.6 kgm of torque, would be borrowed from the Grand i10.

The diesel could be a three-cylinder 1.1-liter motor (again, borrowed from the Grand i10) or a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine (from the i20), though in all likeliness it will be the former.

Hyundai Xcent on the road rear

The Xcent will launch in the Indian market next month and will be followed by exports. With the government having announced a 4 percent excise cut for small cars, we expect Hyundai to price the Xcent very competitively.

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14 thoughts on “Spied – This is what a Red Hyundai Xcent looks like on the road

  1. Motorlover says:

    The rear pics are quite different from the auto expo. Wonder how it will look in reality.

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  2. Nish says:

    Ugly Fugly !! Who designed this piece of crap ? Hyundai Designers messed it up badly compared to the rear of the Grand i10.. Other Compact sedans are so much better looking than this shit..

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  3. Mohit Verma says:

    It looks ugly…… Very dirty looking… This is real Hyundai…

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  4. KP says:

    The indicators are pretty low and that’s what makes it look odd
    and chrome or shining outline in the indicator give it a kind of retro feel, which is not matching the overall car design language

    maybe in real life it looks better/diff

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  5. Sahil says:

    I think if we put in Xcent’s interiors in amaze, we can get a perfect compact sedan.

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    1. Nirnay says:

      Ur right….. Even I too felt the same
      hope such a sedan comes in future

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  6. Asif says:

    Rear looks very ugly….

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  7. aniket says:

    This looks really bad from back, Dzire looks much better.

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