2017 Hyundai Xcent to feature comprehensive design changes – Report

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Will get sheet metal changes.

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.

2017 Hyundai Xcent (facelift) - Rendering
The front-end will borrow cues from the Euro-spec Hyundai i10 facelift, which was showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

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.

Hyundai i10 facelift dashboard revealed for Europe
The range-topping variant could feature a touchscreen infotainment system with bluetooth and sat-nav. (Euro-spec i10 dashboard pictured)

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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.

Hyundai i10 (European model) – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar India]

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