Xcent from Hyundai: Performance to price, what's in it for you?

Mar 13 2014, 14:55 IST
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Hyundai Xcent's price is expected to be in the league of Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Hyundai Xcent's price is expected to be in the league of Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
SummaryHyundai's 'discontinued', but 'charmed-up' Xcent model is back in India.

For all auto enthusiasts out there who once loved the Hyundai Accent sedan (c'mon there is no harm in admitting!), the time for reunion has come as the discontinued model is here again to charm us with a new look. Yes, that's right, the South Korean auto maker is all set to launch an upgraded version of their three box car with the name Hyundai Xcent.

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For quite sometime now, the under four meter fleet of cars has been sweeping the Indian auto market but Hyundai didn't had any such offering and was only striving with its brilliant hatches. The gap for a compact sedan was always there for Hyundai, thus it was the time to finally fill in those gaps and move ahead.

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The popular Grand i10 will form the basis of this longest selling sedan of the company, Accent. Unveiled at the recently concluded 2014 Auto Expo, the all new Hyundai Xcent is speculated to soon storm the showrooms of the country anytime in the ongoing month. We expect the Xcent price to be in the league of Amaze and Dzire.

Before the vehicle finally makes it to the outlets, let's get an overall preview of what it would be like.


Hyundai Xcent

Hyundai stuck with the tag that 'if it's ain't broken, why fix it?' and the exterior styling of the new Xcent is almost similar to that of the outgoing Grand i10 with only difference being the addition of boot. However, there is no issue in keeping the same outfit as Grand i10's exteriors aren't bad either. You can't make out the difference from the front of upcoming sedan and the hatch, right up to the rear doors.

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The integration of trunk blends perfectly with the overall theme of the car and at no point it appears as an after-thought. Coming to the rear profile of the vehicle, Hyundai Xcent boasts of a thick chrome strip right above the number plate, chic tail lamps stretching into the the side profile, neatly appointed crease originating from the front door right up-till the rear tail lamps and then effort combining with the boot tip.


Borrowing the Grand i10 platform, the new Xcent

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