2017 Hyundai Xcent to feature comprehensive design changes – Report
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Autocar India reports that Hyundai is working on a comprehensive facelift for the Hyundai Xcent sedan, which is reported to launch in March 2017. This is the first major facelift for the Hyundai sub-4m sedan since it was introduced in March 2014.
The report states that its front-end will borrow cues from the Euro-spec Hyundai i10 facelift, which was showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It includes a wide hexagonal grille, peeled headlamps with optional LED inserts and an Elantra-inspired ‘boomerang’ fog lamp enclosure.
The rear-end will also undergo a major facelift, which is reported to feature a much bolder design that’s in line with larger, contemporary Hyundai sedans, with a new fender and bootlid. Autocar reports that emphasis has been given to the taillight, which will be bigger and have a distinct glow.
Changes inside are likely to be limited to new color schemes, updated buttons and trim materials. The range-topping variant could feature a touchscreen infotainment system with bluetooth and sat-nav as standard.
As for engine lineup, the Hyundai Xcent will continue offering the 1.2L four cylinder Kappa petrol engine with Dual VTVT petrol and 1.1L U2 three cylinder CRDi diesel engine. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard in both variants, while a 4-speed automatic transmission is optional in the 1.2 petrol variant.
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[Source: Autocar India]