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The Xcent gets an all-new nose with the new signature Hyundai grille replete with chrome bits. There’s a new front bumper too and it merges neatly with the large grille. The higher variants feature LED daytime running lamps along the edges of the fog lamp housings.
When viewed in profile, you may not spot the changes initially. The petrol variant gets a new alloy wheel design, while the diesel carries over the same ones as before. Move to the back and the Xcent gets major changes with an all-new boot design and larger wraparound tail-lamps that now extend on the boot lid. The bumper has been redesigned as well – it gets a wide plastic insert and large reflectors on each end.
In the cabin, there’s a new 7-inch touchscreen system that’s also the display for the reverse camera. It comes with voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, along with audio-video navigation. There’s a new shade for the seat fabric as well. Mid-level models, however, won’t offer the smaller 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system offered in the Grand i10.
As far as safety is concerned, the car comes with standard dual airbags. However, ABS is now standard only on the top two trims, the SX and SX(O), as opposed to it being standard on all trims on the pre-facelifted model.
Under the hood, the 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol motor continues while the diesel variant uses a more powerful 75hp, 1.2-litre unit that’s also available on the recently refreshed Grand i10. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard with the petrol also offered with the option of a four-speed automatic unit.
Hyundai claims the petrol car goes 20.14kpl when paired with a manual gearbox and 17.36kpl when paired with the automatic. The diesel is claimed to return 25.4kpl.
Prices for the updated Xcent start at ₹5.38 lakh for the base E petrol variant, going up to ₹8.42 lakh for the top-spec diesel trim (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company will continue to sell the pre-facelift Xcent, alongside the updated model, but only to taxi and fleet operators.
Hyundai Xcent Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)