India-made Hyundai Xcent to launch in Q2 2015 – Algeria
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The car will be presented at Salon International de I’automobile d’Alger.
Hyundai Motor Algerie will showcase the Hyundai Xcent at Salon International de I’automobile d’Alger (Algeria Auto Show) next month, reports Auto Algerie. It will be followed by the customer deliveries in the second quarter of the year.
Hyundai currently sells the Accent F/L (also India-made, and sold previously as the Accent here) in the segment, and is reported to continue until 2017. The presence of the Xcent will help the car maker retain its customers when the ageing Accent is discontinued.
The Xcent is based on the Grand i10, and measures 3,995 mm long, 1,660 mm wide, and 1,520 mm tall. It sports a 2,425 mm long wheelbase, and boasts a 407-litre boot space. Hyundai Algerie will offer the Xcent with a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol unit that makes 83 PS at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm at 4,000 rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Xcent’s closest competitor would be the Suzuki Swift Dzire, another Indian-made product, which is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 85 hp, and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Coming back to the Xcent, the feature list for the car will include ABS, front airbags, a Bluetooth and USB-equipped 2-DIN CD/MP3 audio system with 1 GB of internal memory, parking sensors, alloy wheels, AC, etc.
The car maker has a huge range of products in the North African country, both in the passenger as well as commercial segment. As for the Xcent, you can read more about the car in our review.
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[Source – Auto Algerie]