Hyundai Xcent, a Sedan is manufactured in 20 variants in India in the form of 12 Petrol and 8 Diesel cars. The car comes in 6 colors, namely, Passion Red, Phantom Black, Pristine Blue, Pure White, Sleek Silver, and Twilight Blue. First launched in 1999, the Acent was modified numerously before it was discontinued in 2013. The vehicle was substituted by the Korean carmaker’s first sub-compact sedan - the Xcent - in 2014 and soon, the Xcent became one of the best-selling Hyundai cars in India. Inspired from the Grand i10, the front look of sedan resembles the Grand.
The Sedan mirrors the Grand i10 to a great deal with the front and side profiles that are similar to its hatchback sibling, except for the increased length. The rear design is basic. The top-variants are equipped with 8-spoke, 15-inches alloys and175/60 R15 tyres, while the lower trims are offered with 14-inches alloys and165/65 R14 tyres.
Interior & features
The Xcent’s interior is inspired from the Grand i10. Material quality, fit and finish are sophisticated and elegant. A 2-DIN audio system with 1GB storage, Bluetooth connectivity, auto folding rear view mirrors, electro chromic mirror with sensors and parking camera, climate control AC, push button start with smart key etc. are featured in the car. The car is capacious with comfortable seats but the under thigh support of rear the bench isn’t adequate for tall passengers.
The Xcent is manufactured in two engine options - a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol unit and a 2nd-gen 1.1-litre diesel motor. The 1197cc petrol engine conveys a maximum power of 82bhp at 6000rpm, while providing a torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm. The 1120cc diesel engine gives out a maximum power output of 71bhp at 4000rpm with a torque of 180Nm at 2750rpm. Both the automobiles are coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while a 4-speed automatic gearbox is also available on the petrol version.
A fuel efficiency of 24.04 kmpl is delivered by the 1120 cc diesel variant, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 19.01 kmpl, respectively.
PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING
Both the engines are dense and rev-supportive. The petrol version attains 0-100kmph in 16 seconds with a top run of 145-155kmph, while the diesel takes 16-17 seconds with a top speed of 160kmph. The ride is congenial, and handling is balanced. However, the drive isn’t thrilling plus the diesel engine lacks punch on the highways.
Though both the rivals are well-balanced, the Amaze looks athletic and more inhibited than the Xcent. It even offers a top-notch interior with excess of features, space and comfort. The Xcent engines (both petrol and diesel) are more polished and serene than Amaz’s.