Hyundai India has going to launch the facelifted version of its popular compact sedan Xcent on tomorrow. This time around, along with fresh cosmetic upgrades, the vehicle will also receive an updated diesel engine. Unlike the current generation model which is available in four trims, the new model will be offered in five variants - E, E+ (new trim), S, SX, SX (O).
The aesthetic changes have mostly been carried out at the front compared to other sides. The new Xcent features a brand new cascading hexagonal grille. It will become the new family identity for Hyundai models in the future. And front also get daytime running LEDs and projector fog lamps. The interior in the top spec trim will be offered with a new seven-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android auto with navigation, and multi-function steering wheel.
The Xcent petrol continues to draw power from the same 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT engine that makes 83PS of max power and 114Nm of max torque. But, the Grand i10's previous 1.1-litre, U2 CRDi diesel engine is now updated to displace more volume. Power-torque figures have also improved. The 1.2-litre, U2 CRDi diesel engine makes 75PS of max power at 4,000rpm with the peak torque rated at 190Nm@1,750-2,250rpm. Diesel engine is available with 5-speed manual gear box and petrol is available with a choice of a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission.